Dead Again
Dead Again (1991)

This stylish and taut thriller from noted British filmmaker Kenneth Branagh, centers on the attempts of a street-toughened but still kindly Los Angeles detective to solve the mystery of an unidentified amnesiac beauty who has lost the… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 27, 2000
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82%
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78%



Critic Score: 82% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune

Branagh's contemporary American accent is annoying, and the film's constant inter-cutting of past and present lives becomes laughable.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Branagh's lame stab at a romantic psychological thriller makes no sense.

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Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com

It's a restless yet highly organized effort, displaying the director's desire to not just passively assemble a movie, but to rattle the senses as well.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

As the twists come thick and fast and the plot gets progressively more and more baroque, Branagh shows himself to be at least as intelligent as Brian De Palma in delivering over-the-top stylistic filigree.

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Lawrence Van Gelder
New York Times

A big, convoluted, entertainingly dizzy romantic mystery melodrama. It's also another coup de cinema for Mr. Branagh.

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Angie Errigo
Empire Magazine

The mixture of gritty noir and supernatural shenanigans sits uneasily, but the film may simply be too bizarre to work at all.

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Variety Staff
Variety

Director and star Kenneth Branagh brings the same zest and bravura style to this actors' romp of a mystery-thriller as he did to Henry V.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

A miscalculation from a prodigious talent who has forgotten that you squeeze the life out of romance when you don't give it space to breathe.

Film4

It straddles a fine line between genius and folly.

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Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
Apeneck Fletcher
A woman arrives at a Catholic orphanage without her memory and subject to night terrors. The priest knows of a local detective, a graduate, who'll work… More
Ken Stachnik
While some of the dramatics are turned up to Spanish soap-opera levels, the script and story are solid overall.
Clintus Maximus
I love this noir-ish Hitchcock style thriller. Its lots of fun as well. Husband and wife team (married 1989-95) Branagh and Thompson shine as the leads. Branagh… More
Anthony Lawrie
This is actually a really good, and often overlooked movie! Andy Garcia is very good, you just have to get past Branagh?s awful accent!
Tim Salmons
It's a pretty good thriller, but there are aspects about it that bother me. The score is completely over-the-top and the final minutes I was laughing all… More
Candy Rose
Excellent thriller about a woman (Emma Thompson) who has nightmares about a murder. Kenneth is the private detective who helps solve the case. This movie is… More