Dead Europe Reviews

February 6, 2019
The film's supernatural elements rub against [its] social critique uncomfortably and confusingly
November 25, 2013
Director Tony Krawitz certainly can't be faulted for his ambition, yet, despite some magnificent technical credits, his cinematic adaptation of this controversial book ends up muddled and misguided.
December 19, 2012
Even if the plot takes too long to come together, this film has a darkly foreboding tone that's thoroughly mesmerising, drawing us into its mysteries while touching on issues of race, religion and sexuality.
December 17, 2012
Stunning and moodily atmospheric but dramatically sketchy, Dead Europe gives a mere snapshot of a continent falling to pieces and ultimately fails to bring its intriguing personal story to life.
December 13, 2012
Macabre, spiteful and all too bleak in its juxtaposition of generations and their transference of guilt.
December 13, 2012
Director Tony Krawitz pulls off several unsettling moodshifts, and takes extremely seriously the old-world traditions and superstitions a gorefest like Hostel could only sneer and snigger at.
December 13, 2012
A promising drama of alienation that slides into portentousness.
December 11, 2012
Although it may lack a raw, confident force to make it truly special, 'Dead Europe' completely nails its devastating, unexpected ending.
December 4, 2012
It's intriguing and pretentious in equal measure, capturing the feeling of being adrift in a foreign world, but then failing to capitalise on it.
November 26, 2012
Mordant, depressing dirge of a film.
November 16, 2012
In the end mood is all, and it's a bummer.
November 16, 2012
It is one of the most disturbing, and intelligent, Australian films for a long time.
November 15, 2012
Dark, and emotionally claustrophobic, Dead Europe is tough to sit through. Talky and severe, it is a puzzle film, a movie where one is asked to work hard at deciphering its strangeness.
November 15, 2012
The powerful scenes are wonderful, I think. There's some tremendous scenes.
November 15, 2012
I was confronted, fascinated, and ultimately only slightly frustrated.
November 14, 2012
The film might have felt truer to its source if it were either pulpier or more avant-garde.
November 11, 2012
The result is a bleak, atmospheric and utterly seductive thriller that doesn't offer up its secrets readily.
November 11, 2012
Dense and intense, Dead Europe is cinematically alive, with director Tony Krawitz sure of his footing as he takes us in close to his characters, prying, probing, pricking ... and involving us at a deep emotional level
June 23, 2012
DEAD EUROPE mesmerised me. It was rich, engaging and the right blend of superstition and mystery to keep you guessing.
June 19, 2012
Like the Eurozone itself, helmer Tony Krawitz's first full-length fiction feature "Dead Europe" struggles to cohere into a convincing whole, despite sections of commanding authority.