Bringing Out the Dead

Bringing Out the Dead

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Haunted by the patients he failed to save, Nicolas Cage is a paramedic fighting to maintain his sanity in this Martin Scorsese drama written by Paul Schrader. Over three fraught and turbulent nights, Cage is joined by castmates Tom Sizemore, Cliff Curtis, Patricia Arquette, Ving Rhames and John Goodman.

1999Rating: 16121 minsUSA
Drama

Bringing Out the Dead | Reviews

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

An exciting, invigourating return to old preoccupations. Welcome home, Marty.

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Time Out

Time Out

Of course, it's immaculately crafted and exhilaratingly paced, but in the end it's never as emotionally involving as it could and should be.

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Vulture

Vulture

Scorsese doesn't trust the power of simplicity to rock us.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

This film dances on the edge of flat-lining just like the DOAs that are Frank's stock-in-trade.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

An intense, volatile film full of sorrow and wild, mordant humour.

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Variety

Variety

Although Scorsese and Schrader may not have pulled off alchemy by transforming an undistinguished piece of literature into a great film, Bringing Out the Dead is still the best adaptation imaginable of its source material.

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