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      Dead Again

      R Released Aug 23, 1991 1h 47m Mystery & Thriller Drama TRAILER for Dead Again: Trailer 1 List Dead Again: Trailer 1 Dead Again: Trailer 1 2:19 View more videos
      81% Tomatometer 52 Reviews 76% Audience Score 10,000+ Ratings When a mute woman suffering from amnesia (Emma Thompson) arrives at the gates of an old orphanage, private investigator Mike Church (Kenneth Branagh) is asked to find out who she is. With the help of a hypnotist (Derek Jacobi), the woman regains her voice and recalls vivid past memories of a couple from the 1940s torn apart by murder. Church begins to develop feelings for the woman, who he calls Grace, and then discovers he has a connection to the tragic couple from the 40s. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Even if the somewhat convoluted plot falls apart upon close inspection, Dead Again proves Kenneth Branagh has a solid knack for enjoyable pulp.

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      David Ansen Newsweek Be grateful for the genuine amusement Dead Again supplies. It may be cotton candy, but it's well spun. Feb 7, 2018 Full Review Jason Bailey DVDTalk.com His film is both a good mystery movie and a good movie-movie; its sheer "movieness" is what gives the picture its kick. As his career progressed, Branagh may very well have made better films than 'Dead Again.' But he never made another one this fun. Sep 3, 2016 Full Review Odie Henderson Slant Magazine Logic is dull and all that jazz. What isn't dull, though, is the way Branagh as a director attacks this material. Aug 30, 2016 Full Review Sean Axmaker Stream on Demand [W]hile this film may not make literal sense in the harsh light of day, in the twilit, shadowy world of classic Hollywood this slyly inventive thriller is bravura bit of old fashion entertainment, done up with modern flair. Oct 20, 2023 Full Review Terry Francis Southern Voice (Atlanta) A considerable disappointment. Rated: 2/4 May 9, 2023 Full Review Rene Jordan El Nuevo Herald (Miami) Dead Again --despite its name-- is a very vivid film. [Full review in Spanish] Jan 21, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Deathbird S I read it was a romance noir, I was told by my mother it was a mystery thriller, I have even seen it listed as a horror movie, but it's actually very silly & so melodramatic that it feels like a parody of something. Passible, not awful, but unlikely to watch a second time. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/02/23 Full Review arya s Loved this film when it first came out, but it doesn't stand the test of time and now seems dated with its stilted acting, unremarkable cinematography, and overdone music score. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Peter M If you like Hitchcock this one is for you. Mysterious story, a great cast and twists and turns until the last minute. Highly recommend. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/16/22 Full Review Audience Member Just brilliant. First saw it in the eighties and was confused, underwhelmed and eager to rush to judgement. Saw it last night on Stan and finally got it. Wonderful movie and great to see Ken, Emma and Derek young and beautiful. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review jon c The past and the future can connect but is it possible to die all over again? One past life ends where your next begins Shakespearen actor Kenneth Branagh stars and directs this psychological crime-drama next to Emma Thompson, the late Robin Williams, Wayne Knight, Derek Jacobi, and Andy Garcia When a mute woman, Grace is suffering from amnesia arrives at the gates of an old orphanage, private investigator Mike Church is asked to find out who she is With the help of a hypnotist, the woman regains her voice and recalls vivid past memories of a couple from the 1940s torn apart by murder Grace resembles this other woman, Margaret married to Mike's look-alike yet she begins an illicit affair with a man named Gray Baker Church begins to develop feelings for the woman, who he calls Grace, and then discovers he has a connection to the tragic couple from the 40s Yet the struggle for her is whether or not these memories are real or just nightmares Could Grace be the same woman from decades ago, a reincarnation? Or is it coincidental that Mike really looks like a killer? Branagh and Thompson are an excellent pair But the pacing isn't the best here, a lot of the music ranges from goofy to overblown, and a lot of the logic is pretty out there Yet the twist reveal is actually really good The amount of suspense actually took me by surprise It is a bit misguided but Branagh shows his early craft paving the rest of his career Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review AJ B Branagh brings us yet another fantastic film! It keeps you on the edge of your seat with great performances, great plot, and a great score! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 04/24/21 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis When a mute woman suffering from amnesia (Emma Thompson) arrives at the gates of an old orphanage, private investigator Mike Church (Kenneth Branagh) is asked to find out who she is. With the help of a hypnotist (Derek Jacobi), the woman regains her voice and recalls vivid past memories of a couple from the 1940s torn apart by murder. Church begins to develop feelings for the woman, who he calls Grace, and then discovers he has a connection to the tragic couple from the 40s.
      Director
      Kenneth Branagh
      Producer
      Charles H. Maguire, Lindsay Doran
      Screenwriter
      Scott Frank
      Distributor
      Paramount Pictures
      Production Co
      Paramount Pictures, Mirage Enterprises
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Mystery & Thriller, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Aug 23, 1991, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jul 1, 2013
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $35.5M
      Runtime
      1h 47m
      Sound Mix
      Surround, Dolby SR, Dolby A, Dolby Stereo
      Aspect Ratio
      Flat (1.85:1)
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