Dead Man Walking
Released December 29, 1995
My star rating in 1996:
FILMS OF SUBSTANCE/AN OLD REVIEW OF Dead Man Walking (1995).
Oscar nominee Sean Penn, portrays a man who commits rape and murder and is sentenced to death by lethal injection. A Catholic nun (played by Susan Sarandon in a convincing, powerhouse role) becomes his spiritual advisor.
There are two sides to the story: the “compassion” theology and those in support of capital punishment. The former gets a better hearing in Dead Man Walking.
The film has distinct merits as it tells all the stories of the concerned parties, within a religious and state background, addressing a contentious issue.
Reviewed by Peter Veugelaers.
Published 1996, GiveWay.
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