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

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Documentary
Release Date: September 2, 2011
DVD Release Date: January 30, 2012
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Critic Score: 65% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

Pieces together an irresistible puzzle.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

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

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Sarah Boslaugh

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

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Jennie Punter
Globe and Mail

Fascinating, accomplished and surprisingly emotional.

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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."

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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.

Peter Howell
Toronto Star

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

Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

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

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Radheyan Simonpillai
NOW Toronto

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

Flixster Audience Score: 81% 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.
Jesse Ortega
More than anything else, this film is absolutely fascinating to watch and I think that is the most striking thing about the movie itself, I'm not sure I… More