The Life of David Gale (Blu-ray) R

The crime is clear. The truth is not.
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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 11 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: September 8, 2015
  • Originally Released: 2003
  • Label: Universal Studios
  • Encoding: Region [unknown]
  • Note: Deleted scenes with optional director's commentary
    • The making of The Life Of David Gale
    • The music of The Life Of David Gale
    • Feature commentary with direcor Alan Parker
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.35
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, French
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French
    • DTS - English, French
    • DTS HD Master Audio - English, French
    • Subtitles - English

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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 157


User Ratings: 60,886
Rating: D -- of the most offensively cheap and concocted 'twist' endings of all time Full Review
Jan 13, 2014
Rating: 3/5 -- Como suspense, o filme não desaponta. Porém, a ambiguidade moral de seus 'heróis' acaba por transmitir uma mensagem oposta àquela que o filme pretende defender.
Cinema em Cena
Jun 5, 2004
Manages to offend the same people it seeks to defend with the most ridiculous and nonsensical endings that I've ever seen. Full Review
Cinema Crazed
Apr 29, 2009
Low thrills and high dudgeon are a bad mix.
New York Magazine/Vulture
Mar 2, 2003
Rating: 0.5/4 -- ... [Alan] Parker lures you into the theater, but then you sit down and all he has waiting for you is a whoopee cushion. Full Review
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
Jan 6, 2004
Rating: 2/5 -- In arguing that calmly and deliberately taking a life can never be justified... it ends up arguing just the opposite. It's bad drama and worse politics.
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Jan 6, 2004
A dazzling mess.
Ebert & Roeper
Feb 24, 2003

Product Description:

Gale (Kevin Spacey) is a Texas professor and anti-death penalty activist who, ironically enough, winds up on death row for the rape and murder of a colleague. Kate Winslet plays Bitsey Bloom, the brave journalist who sets out to tell to his story. In the days leading up to his execution, Gale fills her in on his life via flashbacks, which include political debates, lectures, sex with a student, rape allegations, alcoholism, divorce, and despair. As the hour of his doom approaches, Bitsey becomes convinced that Gale is the victim of a shadowy political conspiracy and races against the clock to prove his innocence.

Director Alan Parker (MISSISSIPPI BURNING) manages to deliver a strong anti-capital punishment message alongside enough twists, turns and shocking moments to keep viewers perched at the edges of their seats. Winslet and Spacey are both riveting in the leads, but its Laura Linney as Gale's alleged victim--a fellow anti-capital punishment activist and close friend--who makes the biggest impression. Gabriel Mann also scores points in a sympathetic role as Bitsey's intern. Nicholas Cage served as the film's producer. The musical score is by Parker's two sons, Jake and Alex.


Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release: February 21, 2003

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