Waking the Dead
Waking the Dead (2000)

A man finds his melancholy turning to madness in this thriller. Young lawyer Fielding Pierce (Billy Crudup) has just thrown his hat in the ring for an upcoming congressional election. He has also been haunted by the memory of his girlfriend… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: March 24, 2000
DVD Release Date: September 26, 2000
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Critic Score: 51% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle

You can embrace this movie's message, which has less to do with political agendas than basic human decency and the enduring power of love. And if that's not enough to make a film worthwhile, we don't know what is.

Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

A powerful story of love and politics.

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Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs

Crudup and Connelly outperform the material.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

Painfully earnest.

Eleanor Ringel Cater
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

It's a good fit for anyone who loves fine acting.

Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

Waking the Dead is D.O.A., and none of its manifest good intentions are capable of resuscitating it.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

Waking the Dead may put you to sleep.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

When we invest emotional capital, we deserve a payoff.

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Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

An enticingly adult drama that frustratingly loses the nerve to follow its richest threads.

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Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
Alice Shen
I kick myself for actually liking this movie. Billy Crudup is understatedly wonderful. This is how the terrible book should've been paced.
Laura Cameron
This film was heavy, that's for sure. I thought the nonlinear storyline was effective. Visually this film won me over. The imagery was starkly beautiful,… More
Drew Smith
I loved the dichotomy of Waking the Dead's story right off the bat - part political flick, part romance, part ghost mystery? Interesting roots, but sadly… More
Andre Tavares Simoni
Directed by Keith Gordon. The screenplay by Robert Dillon is based on the 1986 novel of the same name by Scott Spencer.The film flashes back and forth between… More
Curtis Lilly
I rented it for Conelly. Ended up hittin the old fast forward button so I could redeem my precious life lost.
Quinto Wallight
Nice premise, wonderful characters, excepcional performances, just wish they would have more background to what she/they/he stood for.