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Based on 34 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
100
Chicago Sun-Times
To look at Bringing Out the Dead --to look, indeed, at almost any Scorsese film--is to be reminded that film can touch us urgently and deeply.
100
San Francisco Chronicle
Potentially oppressive subject matter is redeemed by impeccable moral integrity and stunning artistry.
100
Chicago Tribune
Blazes up constantly with a stunning, off-kilter brilliance, an incandescent force that sometimes explodes the space between us and the screen.
90
Rolling Stone
Cage, who gives a blazing, imposive performance, uses his haunted eyes to reveal the emotional scars that Frank can't heal.
88
USA Today
In a role as tailor-made for him as the story is for its writer and director, Nicolas Cage anchors the movie with one of his best performances.
88
New York Daily News
It's a slice of life, with all the trimmings, and one of the strongest films of the year.
75
Philadelphia Inquirer
Develops microclimates of mood without fully developing the same shadings of character.
75
Christian Science Monitor
Equally fascinated by the afflictions of life and the usually squandered opportunities these afford for courage and self-sacrifice.
75
New York Post
Downbeat and at times strangely slow-moving despite all its beautifully shot high-speed ambulance rides.
74
Mr. Showbiz
There's talent to burn in this movie. But the flame is cold.
67
Entertainment Weekly
Works more in your head than on the screen.

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