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Dead Man Movie Review

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I fidgeted all the way through Jim Jar-musch's Dead Man. This is one of those long-winded black-and-white Westerns that makes you want to bag the screening and spend the time necking instead. Johnny Depp plays the title role with excruciating fidelity, and Robert Mitchum plays a cameo role, but that's about it. There's a line at the beginning that pretty much says it all, unless you need empirical evidence of just how soporific Depp can be.

1995 (R) 121m/B Johnny Depp, Gary Farmer, Lance Henriksen, Michael Wincott, Mili Avital, Crispin Glover, Gabriel Byrne, Iggy Pop, Billy Bob Thornton, Jared Harris, Jimmie Ray Weeks, Mark Bringleson, John Hurt, Alfred Molina, Robert Mitchum; D: Jim Jarmusch; W: Jim Jarmusch; C: Robby Muller; M: Neil Young. New York Film Critics Awards ‘96: Best Cinematography; National Society of Film Critics Awards ‘96: Best Cinematography; Nominations: Independent Spirit Awards ‘97: Best Cinematography, Best Film, Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor (Farmer). VHS, LV, Closed Caption

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