Dead Europe
Dead Europe (2012)

Australia's Tony Krawitz (Jewboy, The Tall Man) directs the adaptation of The Slap author Christos Tsiolkas' award-winning novel in this searing film about history, guilt and secrets. Ewen Leslie delivers a great performance as… More

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Critic Score: 63% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Tom Huddleston
Time Out

Although it may lack a raw, confident force to make it truly special, 'Dead Europe' completely nails its devastating, unexpected ending.

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Richard Haridy
Quickflix

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.

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Joe Walsh
Little White Lies

Macabre, spiteful and all too bleak in its juxtaposition of generations and their transference of guilt.

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Megan Lehmann
Hollywood Reporter

In the end mood is all, and it's a bummer.

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Rich Cline
Contactmusic.com

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.

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Mike McCahill
Guardian

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.

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Russell Edwards
Variety

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.

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Emma Simmonds
The List

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.

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Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph

A promising drama of alienation that slides into portentousness.

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Flixster Audience Score: 44% Flixster User Reviews
Luke Eberhard
My last film for MIFF was definitly one of the more interesting ones. Adapted from Christos Tsiolkas's novel, It follows Issac (Ewan Leslie) an Australian… More