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  1. mahdis's rating of the film Bringing Out the Dead

  2. Christopher McQuain's rating of the film Bringing Out the Dead

  3. Adam Whybray's rating of the film Bringing Out the Dead

    Doesn't quite skirt 4 stars, but in some ways I like this more than 'Taxi Driver'. It's clearly the work of an older, more self-reflective writer and director. Flannery O’Connor once wrote to her friend Betty Hester: “All my stories are about the action of grace on a character who is not very willing to support it, but most people think of these stories as hard, hopeless and brutal.” Grace is hard here, but tender.

  4. spasmolytic's rating of the film Bringing Out the Dead

    Expected much more from a second Schrader/Scorsese collab.

  5. Polyglot's rating of the film Bringing Out the Dead

  6. Z's rating of the film Bringing Out the Dead

    Owes a debt to "Taxi Driver" but charts it's own anxiety-ridden, sleep deprived, manic path. Cage is completely in tune with Scorsese's 4:00 in the morning, roaming the streets, desperately looking for release or redemption mentality. Cage plunges into an abyss of insane despair. Each new scene portrays a fresh level of Hell. Feels like the hallucinatory last gasp of old New York. Aggressive, rock 'n' roll riffing.

  7. Lynch/Fellini's rating of the film Bringing Out the Dead

    While far from Scorsese's best work, this is still a highly entertaining dark comedy with a great performance by Nicolas Cage!

  8. J. O.'s rating of the film Bringing Out the Dead

    The once-raw and gritty aesthetic of this waking nightmare in Hell's Kitchen has faded, leaving this a leathery side of well-done. The soundtrack is both monotonous and inappropriate (with certain moments feeling like a Meg Ryan rom-com) and the aesthetic feels like a late-90s music video. That being said, the performances have mostly kept well and the overall poetry of the film still stands.

  9. samuset's rating of the film Bringing Out the Dead

    Great direction by Scorsese, but Schrader's attempt to imitate Bresson only allows for a few good moments. Still a better attempt than Taxi Driver, though. Certainly one of Scorsese's most interesting films.

  10. Fabio Osvaldo Carta's rating of the film Bringing Out the Dead

  11. the_mentaculus's rating of the film Bringing Out the Dead

    Probably Scorsese's most underrated film. And considering the collaboration of all those involved, that's rather confusing. Yes, it's a spiritual successor to Taxi Driver, but since when is that a bad thing? BotD has some of Scorsese's most beautiful cinematography (partially thanks to Dante Ferretti), bolstered by Schrader's religious wit and some great performances, especially by Cage and Rhames (and Cliff Curtis!)

  12. ammar's rating of the film Bringing Out the Dead

  13. kris's rating of the film Bringing Out the Dead

    Cage in a great portrail of an over worked, sleep deprived, alcohol and coffee dependent ambulance medic in desperate need of a good nights sleep.

  14. :Dani's rating of the film Bringing Out the Dead

  15. Andrew Miller's rating of the film Bringing Out the Dead

    The color fades as breathing ebbs...

  16. Ethan's rating of the film Bringing Out the Dead

    This film is like Taxi Driver for ambulance drivers but Nicolas Cage isn't on the same level as Robert De Niro. Although Scorsese plays on Cage's craziness to extract a good performance that adds to the rest of the insanity in the film. Another great supporting cast brought to you by the maestro himself.

  17. 5000yearoldbogmummy//Rhett's rating of the film Bringing Out the Dead

    Curious medical noir carried by Nicholas Cage's brutal performance as a kind of bozo Kafka, along with a slew of other great late 90s performances. Really enjoyed the scenes with the dealer. This movie has some pretty oppressive "race problems". The film never seems to decide on a tone, or its alteration of tones cannot carry through. Split between Nic Cage sob story and weirdo style exercise and hurts for it.

  18. Scorpio Velvet's rating of the film Bringing Out the Dead

    Scorsese & Schrader worked one last time in this fever dream about a paramedic struggling to keep his sane while seeing visions of his past. Cage really gives an intense performance of his career along with the supporting cast, also featured a great soundtrack and superb filmmaking. Not to mention there's a few nods to TAXI DRIVER as well. Powerful and underrated gem by Scorsese.

  19. ikkini's rating of the film Bringing Out the Dead

    Hey Martin, c'était cool Taxi Driver, t'as fait quoi là ?

  20. Samuel Righi's rating of the film Bringing Out the Dead

  21. Max Swanson's rating of the film Bringing Out the Dead

    Misunderstood, underrated late 90's Scorsese.

  22. Kieran Charnock's rating of the film Bringing Out the Dead

    A film that goes nowhere, whilst all the while managing to be damn uninteresting. One or two moments save this from being 1-star. Both leading performances were sub-par; par at best. Paul Schrader's (Taxi Driver, Raging Bull) script was very badly written - hugely expositional. I have no idea how such a good writer did something so bad. I think Scorsese did close to the best he could with what he had to work with.

  23. Federico Di Folco's rating of the film Bringing Out the Dead

    Uno Scorsese ambiguo come non mai ci racconta una bellissima New York allucinata,schizzata,psichedelica,tra la vita e la morte e tra la realtà e i trip mentali.Tutto è spiazzante,morboso, strano e stordente,sensazioni che immergono nella storia e fanno dimenticare tutto il resto,anche la trama che passa in secondo piano volutamente. E' un film che vuole colpire alla pancia,e ci riesce alla grande.

  24. Duncan Gray's rating of the film Bringing Out the Dead

    Scorsese's shot at making a 70s urban grit movie in the 90s. If it had been made 20 years earlier with Bob DeNiro, not Nic Cage, it may have ended up as one of his masterpieces: his style is as rich and visceral as ever, with the theme of "God's lonely man" well developed. On the whole, it feels like Marty needed to find a new way forward—which would soon present itself in a partnership with DiCaprio.

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