Year of Release: 2003
Director: Alan Parker
Approx. Running Time: 131 minutes
My Rating: 4 stars (Out of 5)
From Back Cover:
Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey (American Beauty) stars with Oscar nominee Kate Winslet (Titanic) in a powerfully gripping, edge-of-your-seat thriller hailed as "provocative!" (ABC-TV) An electrifying, suspenseful journey into deadly conspiracy and murderous deception begins when a respected professor who may - or may not - be guilty is charged with a brutal crime. The Life of David Gale is a brilliantly unpredictable thriller, which builds relentlessly to a shocking final twist guaranteed to blow you away!
There have been a lot of very mixed reviews of this film. Some people, like me, found it mind-blowing and intense, others claim to have had their intelligence "insulted" by the plot of this film. Although some portions of it are less than plausible (and I'll leave you to figure out which), the general idea of the film is - to me, at least - very intriguing and the acting is superb. I suppose, though, that - with any film - there will always be some people who love it and some who hate it.
Rated R (MPAA)