Black Death Reviews

  • May 31, 2020

    I came across this title while browsing through the horror genre on Tubi. I expected some craptacular, cheesy movie about the plague and was pleasantly surprised. It's hard to place this movie in a genre - too much gore for a drama, not scary enough for horror, not enough action for action/adventure, but it was good. The setting and costumes were perfect. Lots of thought went into creating mood, and it was filmed in the beautiful forests of Germany. However, there were some plot holes, and the dialogue was a bit cheesy at times. The acting was impressive, and we see some familiar faces from the likes of Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones. Overall, worth watching.

    I came across this title while browsing through the horror genre on Tubi. I expected some craptacular, cheesy movie about the plague and was pleasantly surprised. It's hard to place this movie in a genre - too much gore for a drama, not scary enough for horror, not enough action for action/adventure, but it was good. The setting and costumes were perfect. Lots of thought went into creating mood, and it was filmed in the beautiful forests of Germany. However, there were some plot holes, and the dialogue was a bit cheesy at times. The acting was impressive, and we see some familiar faces from the likes of Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones. Overall, worth watching.

  • Apr 25, 2020

    Needs more of a plot.

    Needs more of a plot.

  • Jan 27, 2020

    Dark, grim and bloody, ‘Black Death' has its moments of sword & shield action that you might expect from a medieval film, but for the most part, it sets about tackling the subject of the bubonic plague from the perspective of the devout, both Christian and Pagan, levelling fierce criticism at each of them. Quite the savage portrayal of an equally savage time in the history of humanity.

    Dark, grim and bloody, ‘Black Death' has its moments of sword & shield action that you might expect from a medieval film, but for the most part, it sets about tackling the subject of the bubonic plague from the perspective of the devout, both Christian and Pagan, levelling fierce criticism at each of them. Quite the savage portrayal of an equally savage time in the history of humanity.

  • Jan 22, 2020

    Historically thoughtful and grittily violent - pretty much as you would expect.

    Historically thoughtful and grittily violent - pretty much as you would expect.

  • Dec 18, 2019

    A deep and meaningful film, which pits the ideologies of Christianity and Paganism against each other. Dark, depressing, visceral, extremely underrated and deserving of far more praise. Performances are passable, but no real standout, although Carice Van Houten is very well cast.

    A deep and meaningful film, which pits the ideologies of Christianity and Paganism against each other. Dark, depressing, visceral, extremely underrated and deserving of far more praise. Performances are passable, but no real standout, although Carice Van Houten is very well cast.

  • Jun 26, 2019

    really enjoyed this film

    really enjoyed this film

  • Jun 20, 2019

    A brutal and grim medieval drama. Not a great movie with issues in the story narrative, but I was entertained enough to stay with it.

    A brutal and grim medieval drama. Not a great movie with issues in the story narrative, but I was entertained enough to stay with it.

  • May 12, 2019

    Best film made about the Back Death. Not amazing but good, intelligent film

    Best film made about the Back Death. Not amazing but good, intelligent film

  • Sep 04, 2018

    A brilliant, bleak examination of religion and paganism during the plague.

    A brilliant, bleak examination of religion and paganism during the plague.

  • Sep 04, 2018

    Not a horror but still a fun and entertaining plot that really picks up during the climax. Plus its got great actors who really play their roles well. And its got a good ending.

    Not a horror but still a fun and entertaining plot that really picks up during the climax. Plus its got great actors who really play their roles well. And its got a good ending.