Dead Man Walking (1996)

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By Scott Goldfine

Susan Sarandon is a nun who gives guidance to a death-row inmate (Sean Penn) convicted of murder in this powerful drama directed and co-written by Tim Robbins. Faced with the disapproval of her family and the victims’ parents, the sister helps the convict despite his loathsome demeanor.

This impeccable examination of the death penalty has striking performances and is handled thoughtfully and objectively. Rated R.

GRADE: A

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