As one of the most controversial and flamboyant movies of 1995, Dead Man Walking takes on the task of making a defined and robust statement against capital punishment. Time Robbins, who directed this movie, tries to make sense of the human nature to forgive, and the case for humanity and the limits of human forgiveness. Instead of picking sides on the issue of capital punishment, Robbins distributes the bloody burden evenly in a picture of rage and grief that examines the complexity of both sides of the issue. Dead Man Walking is most memorable for the many moral and personal issues that contribute to the idea of the death penalty, and is one of the best movies for Sean Penn and Susan Sarandon. Sean Penn acts out an evil and condescending character at the start, although his character is sympathetic without resorting to manipulation or sentiment. Sarandon acts as Sister Prejean and exploits her talent to use honesty and grace. Rather than portray Prejean as a flawless Sister, she plays her roll knowing that her character is undoubtedly decent, yet still flawed. She is responsible enough to realize that her support for Poncelet will lead to many repercussions, but caring enough to believe that Christianity should have as much room for those who have sinned than for those who have been sinned against. The plot of this movie outlines how religion can help when someone is suffering, and Sean Penn and Susan Sarandon do just that, making Dead Man walking one of the most remarkable movies I have ever seen.