For April 21st- Dead Man

So here we go: Johnny Depp in a movie where he doesn’t play a silly and outrageous character of some kind.  This one happens to be a Western with a fair amount of other talent present.

Story/Writing: 1.5/2

A city slicker from Cleveland finds himself swept up into the weird and violent world of the Wild West.

Acting: 1.5/2

As I said before, great talent available in the ensemble.  Gary Farmer, John Hurt, and Robert Mitchum are just a few who are part of it.

Photography/Set: 1/2

Interesting set, but I saw a couple of them repeat, which kind of shut down the feeling of openness.  Also, not a lot of open vista shots, which should be present in a Western, regardless of film type.

Sound/FX: 1/2

The soundtrack was irresponsibly balanced, even so much as to sometimes ruin the dialogue.  The gun and violence effects were good, though.

Misc: 1.5/2

Actually, a fair amount of rewatchability.

VERDICT: 6.5/10

A must watch for fans of Depp or weird Westerns.

About svolkmer

Photographer. Filmmaker. Nice guy.
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