Dead Again (1991)

R   |    |  Crime, Drama, Mystery

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A woman who has lost her memory is taken in by a Los Angeles orphanage, and a private eye is enlisted to track down her identity, but he soon finds that he might have a past life connection to her that endangers their lives.




  • Gregor Hesse and Hanna Schygulla in Dead Again (1991)
  • Kenneth Branagh in Dead Again (1991)
  • Dead Again (1991)
  • Kenneth Branagh and Emma Thompson in Dead Again (1991)
  • Robin Williams and Emma Thompson in Dead Again (1991)
  • Kenneth Branagh and Emma Thompson in Dead Again (1991)

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19 April 2006 | Deusvolt
| A treat thriller for those fascinated by the possibility of metempsychosis.
This is a good movie to share with family or friends huddled around a TV on a cold dark night. That's how I saw it in Baguio City during the monsoon season. Emma Thompson, always a fine actress in almost all of her films, easily tugs at viewers' sympathy by subtly projecting the vulnerability of her character.

My favorite, however, is Derek Jacobi who very convincingly essays the role of a middle aged but handsome sophisticated and knowledgeable antiquarian.

I already said I liked this movie but I didn't go crazy over it. But I knew chicks, gays and generally sentimental people as well as those intrigued by esoteric spirituality would. My prediction turned out to be true. If you've seen it once, there's no sense seeing it again because by then the thrill would be gone. But if you're looking for influences of Hitchcock and other master directors of thrillers, there's fun in repeated viewings.

If you like films dealing with possible reincarnation and crime, you should also see Chances Are with Cybill Shepherd in the the lead. Hitchcock's Vertigo also comes to mind.

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