The Dead Don't Die

critic Reviews

, 54% Rotten Tomatometer Score
  • The Dead Don't Die dabbles with tones and themes to varying degrees of success, but sharp wit and a strong cast make this a zom-com with enough brains to consume.
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    Wenlei MaNews.com.au
    It's mildly amusing, mostly thanks to Swinton's swanning and the dry-as-bone exchanges between Murray and Driver.
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    Amy NicholsonFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    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.
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    Jake WilsonThe Age (Australia)
    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.
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    David StrattonThe Australian
    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.
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    Katie RifeAV Club
    Jim Jarmusch's movies are always laconic, but this one felt less like a bunch of old friends hanging out and more like old friends dutifully showing up to do one of them a half-hearted favor.
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    Wendy IdeObserver (UK)
    This is a testing experience even for people who loved the deadly ennui of Only Lovers Left Alive, Jarmusch's take on the vampire movie and in some ways a sister picture to this one.
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    Brian EggertDeep Focus Review
    Part genre experiment, part Jarmusch's angry statement about the world today, The Dead Dont Die uses the broad strokes of comedy and zombie horror to make sociopolitical observations.
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    Taylor BakerDrink in the Movies
    Episode 40: The Dead Don't Die / Birds of Passage / All That Jazz
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    Lonita CookKCTV5 News at 9
    It's incredibly funny... They aren't saying anything new but the way they're saying it is hilarious.
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    Jason AdamsMy New Plaid Pants
    The vibe is just so pleasantly off-kilter -- something about the humor so dry it's deserted smacking up against the wet slap of cartoon gore and severed heads straight on hit my sweetest of spaces
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