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  1. FISCHER's rating of the film The Dead

    Finesse, intelligence et sensibilité. Superbe ! www.cinefiches.com

  2. Cinema Omnivore's rating of the film The Dead

    8.1/10, my review: http://wp.me/p1eXom-2Bi

  3. tumultodevozes's rating of the film The Dead

    Masterpiece. Such an adaptation!

  4. Ethan's rating of the film The Dead

    This is a fitting final film for John Huston who spent his whole career bringing supposedly unadaptable literature to the big screen. This film is also filled with darkness but there is a subtle beauty to it.

  5. Andrew Miller's rating of the film The Dead

    The Lass of Aughrim-- cold shiver on the stair. But you'll never be able to speak of it, to anyone.

  6. Bonnet Michel's rating of the film The Dead

  7. Mihai Cristea's rating of the film The Dead

    Best short story I've ever read.

  8. pancake lizard's rating of the film The Dead

    I've always thought The Dead was unfilmable and when I first saw Huston's movie I was reassured of that. But the more I've looked back at it, the more I've analyzed and the more times I've talked about it with others, the more I realized how amazing this adaptation truly is. The story probably is unfilmable, but Huston gave it remarkably good shot.

  9. DVC's rating of the film The Dead

    Joya. Escena final memorable

  10. Louisa Savignon's rating of the film The Dead

    nada acontece, e por isso é bonito

  11. AKFilmFan's rating of the film The Dead

    Such an elegant final film for Huston but the majority of the film has a certain undercurrent of uneasiness. Throughout the dinner party you meet these living, breathing characters that are disappointed in one small way or another. We anticipate Gabriel's speech, who speaks eloquently but whose communication w/ his wife is almost nonexistent. The final soliloquy is a knockout of emotion, realization, and sadness.

  12. Connor Thompson's rating of the film The Dead

  13. Elayla's rating of the film The Dead

    Up until the last part, I couldn't see what was so... good or special about this story. And then I understood.

  14. Cbarky99's rating of the film The Dead

    Doesn't quite match up to the original story when it comes to expressing the unexpressible, but it's a well-made, honorably filmed attempt, and it certainly captures something in the progression from a deceptively naturalistic opening to its final melancholic shots.

  15. Ricky F's rating of the film The Dead

    What an excellent piece of acting.

  16. MovieDude1893's rating of the film The Dead

    A perfect gem that is currently flying to low under the radar given the Huston prestige and its status as his swan song. And what a song it is, delicately scaled just as the source material was before it. The film's many pleasures are encapsulated by an image featuring Anjelica Huston framed beautifully on a staircase. Huston was many things throughout his career, but for those few moments he is a true painter.

  17. João Eça's rating of the film The Dead

    A curious attempt to adapt Joyce to the big screen and to recreate the life of Irish aristocracy in 1904, this movie fails at several levels, though it has some fine "poetic" moments that give life to all the characters involved. But Joyce is the most literary of all writers and some things are just impossible to adapt. In the end, we have the pilot episode of a well-made BBC series with medium production values.

  18. tony1990's rating of the film The Dead

    Five stars alone for Anjelica Huston standing motionless in the staircase as she listens to the music of her past.

  19. Daniel S.'s rating of the film The Dead

    A wintry film directed by a dying John Huston. Only the intoxicated guest and the lost coachman bring some colour and some life to this uptight gathering. Now if you're not a James Joyce fan, a John Huston completist nor a curious movie lover, I wonder how you landed here. A DVD zone Prozacland. Curtain !

  20. Mick Sanderson's rating of the film The Dead

    Very much enjoy this…characters and dialogue. Great combination of literature and film making.

  21. House 0f Leaves's rating of the film The Dead

    How to Make Sure You Don't Screw Up Joyce: Use his words. Hire great actors.

  22. Zachary George Najarian-Najafi's rating of the film The Dead

    John Huston's final film is a beautiful, elagic mood piece about a Christmas dinner in Dublin circa 1907, The Dead is short on plot but heavy on rich characterization and stellar performances. The camera intimately tracks its way through the small apartment and Huston's painterly visuals add to the overall atmosphere. It's a masterpiece, but I only wish the phone hadn't kept ringing while I was trying to watch it.

  23. Thomaz Amancio's rating of the film The Dead

    However pale near the original short story, it's a beautiful and pacient movie about, well, death and so on.

  24. Black Irish's rating of the film The Dead

    In his final film, Huston reminds us yet again that we are always trapped by our inner selves, the past and hidden longings and desires that determine the course of our being. It is in our coming together as a whole which alleviates these sufferings, if only for a short while.

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