Dead Man
Dead Man (1995)

Jim Jarmusch takes his quirky, uniquely modern sensibilities back in time, with this western black comedy about a city slicker turned gunfighter, on the run with an enigmatic Indian buddy in the Northwest wilderness.

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Rated: R
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Release Date: July 3, 2001
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Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

It seems to be Blake's name as much as anything that propels the character deep into a strange frontier where Blakean ideals of innocence and integrity have been obliterated by ignorance and cruelty.

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Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

Jarmusch's lyrical update on the western genre is a real joy.

Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Minimalism defines this revisionist and challenging noir- Western, a welcome artistic departure from Jarmusch's increasingly tired and tiresome Downtown New York sensibility.

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Anton Bitel
Eye for Film

a low-key classic of strangely poetic beauty - a western for sleepwalkers and dreamers.

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Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide

Quite exquisite. Beautiful, really.

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Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

Bad, but not uninteresting

Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

I was held by Depp's transformation from white-man non-entity to the Jarmusch version of the affectless Man With No Name.

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Leo Goldsmith
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

Characteristically meandering and sardonic, with Robby Muller's floating, shimmering camerawork, a catalog of witty cameos, and one of the most beautiful modern film-scores

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Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

Depp and Jarmusch combine for something fairly bizarre, yet quietly rewarding.

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Flixster Audience Score: 88% Flixster User Reviews
Greg S
Mild-mannered accountant Bill Blake heads West, shoots a man because he's in the wrong place at the wrong time, and flees to the wilderness where he's… More
xGary Xx
The wild west gets the Jarmusch treatment in this road movie without a road that sees eastern city accountant Johnny Depp finding himself wanted for murder and… More
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Cynthia S.
Well, this was the 2nd time that I watched this..thinking that maybe I missed how good this was supposed to be the first time. No. I still am not sure what all… More
Spencer S.
It's very difficult to pin down what this film is always doing right and what it is doing strange. Described by the very director as being an acid Western,… More
Graham Jones
Jarmusch's take on the western with a perfect performance from Johnny Depp.

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