The Life Of David Gale

The Life Of David Gale

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Average of 1600 ratings: 3.7 Stars

2003 M Contains violence, sex scenes and content that may disturb.

The crime is clear. The truth is not.

A powerful thriller directed by Academy Award nominee Alan Parker, The Life Of David Gale stars Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey and Oscar nominees Kate Winslet and Laura Linney. David Gale (Spacey), a leading death penalty opponent finds himself on death row for the rape and murder of fellow activist Constance Harraway (Linney). With only three days before his scheduled execution, Gale agrees to give reporter Elizabeth 'Bitsey' Bloom (Winslet) an exclusive interview. But Bitsey soon realises that this assignment is more then she bargained for, and that a man's life is in her hands. Putting her own safety in jeopardy, she frantically races to piece together the shocking events surrounding the murder before it's too late.

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125 minutes

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Screen Format
2.35:1 Widescreen 16x9 Enhanced
English for the Hearing Impaired, English Audio Commentary
English Dolby Digital 5.1, English Audio Commentary Dolby Digital 2.0

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4 by Steven16

A very complex and compelling story that keeps you on your toes, with a twist at the end that will surprise most.

4 by Ronald6

A well told tale and twists and turns toward an end that will keep you guessing as to the full and final truth. Well acted and thought provoking, though not at all convincing if the point was to raise... Read more

4 by sacha7

Great plot, kept us guessing to the end. Kevin Spacey as always is fantastic. Seial killers not usually our style, but this is definitely worth a look.

4 by tjgirl1

Really enjoyed this movie, it was an interesting story that I knew nothing about prior to watching, just saw it because I think Kate Winslett is a brilliant actress. This is a good dramatic story with... Read more

4 by Iudex

I found the plot pretty obvious. The movie attempts to show how the American system of justice can fail and in the process convict an innocent man, but fails to do a convincing job of this. What is... Read more

5 by Malchemist

My wife and I spent around an hour after the movie trying to review all the bits of the story to put the pieces together. This to us is the sign of an extremely good movie - that the discussion afterwards... Read more

4.5 by Reebok

Keep us engaged right to the end...loved it. A story that entertains but also contains an underlying theme that challengnes the issue of the death penalty

5 by ClareH

a really good watch with a great twist at the end. a must see.

4 by Riverspastor

I found this movie compelling and very unpredictable, which helped me keep watching it from beginning to end. At times I was on the edge of my seat wondering what on earth would happen next. The ending... Read more

3 by Katty

Quite a complex storyline and looking back still questioned whether some of the 'bits' made sense. Interesting but not a really wow factor.