The Life of David Gale Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 5902

Average Rating: 2.5/4

# of Ratings: 68

Theatrical Release Date: 02/21/2003

Language: English

Genre: Drama, Crime

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Alan Parker

Actors: Kate Winslet, Kevin Spacey, Laura Linney, Gabriel Mann, Matt Craven, Lee Ritchey

Plot: A professor named David Gale (Kevin Spacey) is accused of rape. His friend Constance Harraway (Laura Linney) is raped and murdered. Bitsey Bloom (Kate Winslet) is a journalist who wants to find out the truth about David Gale's conviction on death row.

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Yojimbo
Yojimbo
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Rating of
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"The Life Of David Gale" by Yojimbo

Yojimbo - wrote on 05/25/2012

An anti-death penalty activist convicted of the rape and murder of a colleague offers a final interview with a female reporter in the hope she will uncover the truth about what happened. Alan Parker directing Kevin Spacey and Kate Winslet sounds like a dream ticket, but this overly contrived slice of soulless, mechanical pap completely fails to live up to expectation. The reek of mainstream Hollywood permeates the whole thing, from Spacey's unsympathetically pretentious character through to the inappropriately glib soundtrack that sounds like it would be more at home in a US sitcom. Winslet's character is a walking cliche and the film is punctuated by irritating directorial gimmicks that just grate on the nerves. The plot does have a twist in the tale, but by the time it arrived I'd lost …

Daniel Corleone
Daniel Corleone
Movie God

Rating of
1.5/4

The Life of David Gale review

Daniel Corleone - wrote on 02/08/2012

David Gale (Kevin Spacey) is a brilliant teacher on death row, reveals his story to Bitsey Bloom (Kate Winslet), a journalist from a news magazine. He discloses his encounter with Berlin (Rhona Mitra), who accuses him of rape. Constance Harraway (Laura Linney), David’s friend, is raped and murdered. it lacked the score and proper storytelling to make it effective. One scene you have Constance in a hospital, next on a tape being suffocated on a plastic bag. Best lines: David – “Living by your wants will never make you happy; what it means to be fully human is to strive to live by ideas and ideals and not to measure your life by what you ever attain in terms of your desires but those small moments of integrity, compassion, rationality, even self-sacrifice.” Spacey was spectacular and …

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