Dead Again

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Released 1991

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Director:
Kenneth Branagh
Released:
1991
Rating:
R

Los Angeles gumshoe Mike Church (Kenneth Branagh) takes the case of a woman (Emma Thompson) beset with amnesia and soon makes the startling discovery that he and his client are connected -- via reincarnation -- to a lurid, 40-year-old murder. Branagh is convincing as an American private investigator, and he gets fine support from Thompson (his real-life wife at the time) in this inventive modern noir thriller.

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  • 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    If "Henry V," the first film [Branaugh] directed and starred in, caused people to compare him to Olivier, "Dead Again" will inspire comparisons to Welles and Hitchcock - and the Ol...

  • 80

    The New York Times Vincent Canby

    A big, convoluted, entertainingly dizzy romantic mystery melodrama.

  • 80

    Variety

    Engaging film style is buoyed by an infectious sense of fun and punctuated by wild and woolly character turns.

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Categories

Drama, Suspense

Themes

Thrillers, Love & Romance, Crime