The Dead Don't Die Reviews

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October 23, 2019
I find its somber, apocalyptic tone a welcome surprise for a kick-driven genre offering such as this and an appropriate remark on the times we live in.
October 19, 2019
It's mildly amusing, mostly thanks to Swinton's swanning and the dry-as-bone exchanges between Murray and Driver.
October 11, 2019
By no means as smart or original as it thinks it is, but it's worth experimenting with if you're in the mood for something completely out of the ordinary.
October 10, 2019
The prospect of a zombie apocalypse film by veteran arthouse filmmaker Jim Jarmusch sounds almost too enticing. Regrettably, the execution just doesn't do justice to the concept.
October 3, 2019
The dry delivery of such gags and the stoner-ish overall vibe of The Dead Don't Die will prove to be an acquired taste for many (hardcore zombie fans included). However, that quality cast list keeps the whole thing on the right side of average.
October 2, 2019
A millennial-friendly ironic mashup of deadpan comedy and zombie horror that offers a commentary on the climate emergency - and no matter what, it's going to end badly.
October 1, 2019
There's something oddly reassuring about facing one's imminent extinction with the man who has channelled both Don Quixote and Kylo Ren AND Bill Murray by your side.
October 1, 2019
The angriest movie I've seen all year. This is Jim Jarmusch putting a very strong environmentalist stance in the middle of a zombie movie.
September 30, 2019
Mellow for some, underwhelming for others, The Dead Don't Die will split audiences like its ghouls split spleens.
September 26, 2019
Lest things get too sincere, Jarmusch's ambivalence - itself a symptom of the world he shows us - tempers the fury, reminding the audience that there's nothing funnier than the end of the world.
September 25, 2019
As a satirical statement on consumerism, the film never earns its political jabs either.
September 25, 2019
The zombie genre is now close to exhaustion -- though this is not a problem for Jarmusch who likes his premises threadbare, all the better to distil them into absurdist ritual.
September 25, 2019
Uses the template of a zombie film to offer a running commentary on the constraints of films designed as mass entertainment. A zany genre trip.
September 24, 2019
Life's far too valuable to waste on underwhelming cinema such as this.
September 23, 2019
Held together almost entirely by the warm interplay between Bill Murray and Adam Driver as a couple of small-town cops dealing with the undead rising.
September 21, 2019
A mellow take on the zombie genre, one less interested in jump scares and gore, and more interested in riffing on George Romero's zombie-hypothesis.
September 20, 2019
In-jokes abound and, though the material is slight, parts of the film are pretty funny. But it's a minor Jarmusch, with a running time too protracted for this type of thing.
September 20, 2019
While the film slips between comedy and horror, it maintains an even tone throughout, with the director's familiar ensemble cast delivering perfect performances...
September 17, 2019
The Dead Don't Die has its wiseass downtown moments, but there's also something morosely creepy about it, and Jarmusch isn't larking around at Romero's expense. Whatever Jarmusch is saying here, he's as serious about it as Romero was.
September 12, 2019
The slow pacing and a lack of wit and pith does in the proceedings.
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