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Video Review: 'Waking the Dead' (2014)

MPAA Rating: R

Details Movie Rated: R; Genres: Drama, Romance; With: Jennifer Connelly and Billy Crudup; Distributor: USA Films

In 1982, a congressional candidate (Crudup) is haunted by visions of an allegedly deceased hippie chick (Connelly) who raised his consciousness — among other things — during the Nixon Era. Director Keith Gordon (A Midnight Clear) achieves an often-impressive intimacy with his actors, but the visually enticing parable Waking the Dead is ultimately as evanescent as Connelly's Kentucky accent. B-

Originally posted Sep 29, 2000 Published in issue #561 Sep 29, 2000 Order article reprints

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