Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles (2011)

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Strangeness is afoot. Most people don't notice the hundreds of cryptic tiled messages about resurrecting the dead that have been appearing in city streets over the past three decades. But Justin Duerr does. For years, finding an answer to this long-standing urban mystery has been his obsession. He has been collecting clues that the tiler has embedded in the streets of major cities across the U.S. and South America. But as Justin starts piecing together key events of the past he finds a story that is more surreal than he imagined, and one that hits disturbingly close to home. -- (C) Official Site
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Critic Reviews for Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (12)

Pieces together an irresistible puzzle.

Full Review… | December 15, 2011
Seattle Times
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Fascinating, accomplished and surprisingly emotional.

Full Review… | September 22, 2011
Globe and Mail
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Filmmaker Jon Foy sets it to a thriller's pace, even contributing his own fateful score.

Full Review… | September 22, 2011
Toronto Star
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This doc is interesting not because of the explanation, but because of the investigation.

Full Review… | September 21, 2011
Chicago Sun-Times
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Riveting, innovative and provocative are just three of the adjectives that never occurred to me while watching the documentary "Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles."

Full Review… | September 1, 2011
New York Post
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Without a satisfying resolution, the movie ultimately sheds very little light on its own subject.

Full Review… | September 1, 2011
New York Daily News
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Audience Reviews for Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles

The investigators' tenacity inspired me, and their deep empathy with the introspection and paranoia of the Toynbee tiler. Their conjecture is a satisfying enough explanation of the "Toynbee idea, Kubrick's 2001, resurrect dead on planet Jupiter" for me. Their proposed idea is so big and philosophical, that it's worth the wait.

Letitia Lew
Letitia Lew

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½

This is a very well made doc and a great mystery. I loved how it all unfolded and the finale of their journey was a great ending to the film.

Jason Spencer
Jason Spencer

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Interesting documentary that says as much about mental illness as it does about mysterious cryptic tiles.

Randy Tippy
Randy Tippy

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