Black Death

Black Death

Black Death

Set during the bubonic plague, this English horror mystery follows a young monk investigating reports of dead villagers supposedly being brought back to life. Stars Sean Bean (Lord of the Rings: Return of the King), Game of Thrones' Emmy nominee Carice van Houten, and Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything).

2010Rating: R16, Violence & content that may disturb102 minsUK, Germany
ActionHorrorMysteryHistorical

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The New York Times

The New York Times

As is emphasized in a nicely consistent coda, the Lord's side and the right side are not necessarily one and the same.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

While a little too self-serious to mimic the dark comic inspiration of Smith’s “Severance,” it’s still a unique genre combo that never totally plays it straight — but never plays it stupid, either.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Black Death’s action elements aren’t as thrilling as they could be, nor are the horror elements as terrifying. But Smith effectively recreates the chaos of the medieval era, where the educated and ignorant alike make life-and-death decisions based on superstition.

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New York Post

New York Post

Though deadly serious, Christopher Smith’s European-made bubonic- plague melodrama provides good value with lots of blood and guts, as well as a solid cast.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Religion and morality are both found wanting in this medieval horror-drama devoid of good guys.

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