Dead Man


Dead Man

Critics Consensus

While decidedly not for all tastes, Dead Man marks an alluring change of pace for writer-director Jim Jarmusch that demonstrates an assured command of challenging material.



Total Count: 51


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User Ratings: 55,364
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Jim Jarmusch takes his quirky, uniquely modern sensibilities back in time, with this western black comedy about a city slicker turned gunfighter, on the run with an enigmatic Indian buddy in the Northwest wilderness.


Johnny Depp
as William Blake
Lance Henriksen
as Cole Wilson
Michael Wincott
as Conway Twill
Mili Avital
as Thel Russell
Crispin Glover
as The Fireman
Eugene Byrd
as Johnyy `The Kid' Pickett
Iggy Pop
as Salvatore `Sally' Jenko
Robert Mitchum
as John Dickinson
Gabriel Byrne
as Charlie Dickinson
John Hurt
as John Scholfield
Alfred Molina
as Missionary
Jimmie Ray Weeks
as Marvin, Older Marshal
Mark Bringelson
as Lee, Younger Marshal
Michelle Thrush
as Nobody's Girlfriend
Mike Dawson
as Old Man with Wanted Posters
Gibby Haines
as Man in the Alley
George Duckworth
as Man at End of Street
John C. Pattison
as Trading Post Man No. 1
Richard Boes
as Man with Wrench
Mike Dowson
as Old Man with Wanted Posters
Mickey McGee
as Bartender (Uncredited)
John Pattison
as Trading Post Man No. 1
Gibby Haynes
as Man with Gun in Alley
Todd Pfeiffer
as Trading Post Man No. 2
Leonard Bowechop
as Mahah Villager
Cecil Cheeka
as Mahah Villager
Michael McCarty
as Mahah Villager
Johnny Pfeiffer
as Man at Trading Post
Thomas Bettles
as Young Nobody No. 1
Daniel Chas Stacy
as Young Nobody No. 2
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Audience Reviews for Dead Man

  • Sep 30, 2015
    Dead Man is not as cool as it wants to be but I have to admit I liked it. At times it is cheesy but at times the laid back, surreal vibe works. Also, I am a sucker for black-and-white photography. Better to not have high hopes when queueing this one, but rather sometime give it a try and perhaps be pleasantly surprised.
    Robert B Super Reviewer
  • Dec 10, 2013
    Directors C Super Reviewer
  • Mar 06, 2012
    Well, this was the 2nd time that I watched this..thinking that maybe I missed how good this was supposed to be the first time. No. I still am not sure what all the hype is about. This is just ok to me...
    Cynthia S Super Reviewer
  • Nov 29, 2011
    Though great talent is on show here, "Dead Man" fails because it is too messy and confusing. I suspect that it is one of those love-it-or-hate-it films, and while I don't exactly hate it, I can't say that I much care for it.
    Stephen E Super Reviewer

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