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

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… More

Rated: PG-13
Running Time:
Genre: Documentary
Release Date: January 30, 2012
Add Your Rating
Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
65%
Flixster
User Score
83%



Critic Score: 65% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

Pieces together an irresistible puzzle.

Full review…
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

This doc is interesting not because of the explanation, but because of the investigation.

Full review…
Sarah Boslaugh
Playback:stl

...a skillful yet fairly ordinary festival film that tells a moderately intriguing story ...

Full review…
Jennie Punter
Globe and Mail

Fascinating, accomplished and surprisingly emotional.

Full review…
Kyle Smith
New York Post

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…
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies

If you know nothing about the tiles, the film might play like an urban mini-thriller. It's never entirely satisfying, however, and the filmmakers seem to run out of steam before their story is told.

Full review…
Peter Howell
Toronto Star

Filmmaker Jon Foy sets it to a thriller's pace, even contributing his own fateful score.

Full review…
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

Without a satisfying resolution, the movie ultimately sheds very little light on its own subject.

Full review…
Radheyan Simonpillai
NOW Toronto

Who's the street artist behind these tiles? More importantly, who cares?

Full review…

Flixster Audience Score: 83% Flixster User Reviews
Letitia Lew
The investigators' tenacity inspired me, and their deep empathy with the introspection and paranoia of the Toynbee tiler. Their conjecture is a satisfying… More
Melvin White
"Toynbee Idea In Movie 2001 Resurrect Dead On Planet Jupiter" I'll start out by openly admitting that I am overrating this as a film. It… More
Jason Spencer
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.
Luke Baldock
Resurrect Dead is one of those fascinating documentaries that highlights a mystery you really should have heard of. In Philadelphia and all over North/South… More
Randy Tippy
Interesting documentary that says as much about mental illness as it does about mysterious cryptic tiles.
Jason Reneau
Interesting documentary about the origin of the Toynbee Tiles. I couldn't believe that there was so much mystery and intrigue, from something so small and… More

More Like This