The Living and the Dead
The Living and the Dead (2007)

A family facing myriad disasters is forced to confront one in the form of their own son in this harrowing psychological drama from British filmmaker Simon Rumley. Donald Brocklebank (Roger Lloyd Pack) is a former British nobleman who has… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 25, 2008
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90%
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59%


Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com

The Living and the Dead is not an easy movie to sit through, and its darkness may be a little mannered, but it's an elegant construction with real emotions buried deep inside.

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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice

This is great filmmaking in the sense that overplayed virtuoso guitar shredding is great music -- which is to say, not at all.

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Rob Humanick
Slant Magazine

Part neo-gothic horror, part empathetic schizoid freak-out, The Living and the Dead suggests an unlikely cross between Spider and Requiem for a Dream.

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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York

This is a truly haunted movie.

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Dennis Harvey
Variety

A striking study of madness that skirts horror territory.

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Scott Weinberg
Cinematical

A devious and admirably twisted little mind-bender of a genre flick.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

A bizarre psychological study of degeneration and dependency, The Living and the Dead is a horror movie only in the most literal sense.

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Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews

...has elements of horror, as the plethora of knives and hypodermic needles point to, but this is a unique entry for those who like thought-provoking concepts served up with their grue.

Jeremy Knox
Film Threat

So genuinely horrific and unrelentingly sad and grim, many people will not have the stomach for it.

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Flixster Audience Score: 59% Flixster User Reviews
Melvin White
The Living and the Dead is an annoying psychological thriller. I did like one part though, and that was the setting. The house in the movie really fits the… More
Christopher Brown
Good story, but I did find it a little hard feeling sympathetic to a couple who don't know better than to let their deranged (not just mentally challenged… More
Shawn Montague
Disturbing, Dark, Depressing, Amazing.
Leo L
Interesting.
Ryan Marshall
**** out of **** Simon Rumley's "The Living and the Dead" is nearly indescribable in the elaborate, graphically striking ways that it manages… More