Face your ghosts with a Bringing Out the Dead review



This is the ambulance driver version of End of Watch. You know, without the unnecessary “found footage” angle.


Nicolas Cage’s seriousness and John Goodman’s lightheartedness played off each other really well.

I almost took off a point for the annoying thirsty guy, but then Ving Rhames came on and cancelled him out.


The color scheme of this movie is pretty harsh.

Product Placement

Nothing here.


An interesting movie, sure, but my returning to it anytime soon is up for debate.


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8 comments on “Face your ghosts with a Bringing Out the Dead review

  1. This is, for my money, Martin Scorsese’s most overlooked movie. I think most people are turned off by the frantic nature of it, which is something I can understand, but I think that it is a searing exploration of what it means to be compassionate.

    And for the naysayers, I would suggest trying to think of it as a combination between two previous Scorsese movies: Taxi Driver and After Hours.

    • I remember the commercials for it, but I forgot all about it until I found it the other day at the store…because I’ve never heard anyone else talk about it.

  2. I actually saw this on in theaters… yeah, that’s all I got.

  3. I agree with Nathan. This is one of Scorsese’s most underrated movies. It’s a great companion piece to Taxi Driver, which was also written by Paul Schrader.

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