Director Kenneth Branagh took a stylistic left turn with this reincarnation mystery, prompting composer Patrick Doyle to make an equally dramatic shift in his writing and production. The result is a sumptuous musical production that applies a '90s musculature to music that could easily have been written in the '40s. Doyle is one of the better film composers to have appeared since 1985, working mainly with Branagh (who thankfully avoids concessions to the commercial music markets). Dead Again is an excellent score with marvelous concert potential, and will likely come to be considered a classic.
AllMusic Review by Steven McDonald
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