The Dead Don't Die (2019) - Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

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The peaceful town of Centerville finds itself battling a zombie horde as the dead start rising from their graves.

Director: Jim Jarmusch
Stars: Bill Murray, Adam Driver
Length: 104 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 127 out of 274 found boring (46.35%)

One-line Reviews (257)

Worst Movie I have ever seen!.

Waste of time and money...

One can challenge the pre-established norms of cinema and, specifically, genre while still delivering a smart, enjoyable and cohesive experience.

However, for all that, I enjoyed it.

Sure, Pointless ?

Boring bait and switch .

I highly recommend it.

Plain boring...

Deadly dull .

Best advice, don't waste 100 mins of your time on this.

That's no excuse; that we as an audience have to sit there & eventually nod out for close to an hour - wasting these extraordinary talented actors in a battle of vanilla, bland sarcasm.

Selena Gomez and her friends are equally as pointless.

Mix one part pointless, with one part boredom, an ounce of a good cast and add a pinch of zombies....

Hell, yeah: great cast, entertaining, funny, a bit of gore, and truly peculiar.

But after the boredom has turned you into a mindless minion of the brain dead zombie world, try to remember a yawn will result in permanent dislocation!

The script was unfunny and most of the conversations were poorly contrived.

I thought both the stars interviewed (Driver, Murray) and the director came across as diffident and defensive, and I can see why after sitting through their dull, uninspired movie.

And with the ever-entertaining Tilda in the mix (Tilda is Tilda!

Worst movie I've ever seen.

Little slow and more then a little dull .

Worst movie ever saw in theaters!

Tedious .

Uninteresting, unfunny borefest .

I cannot recall the last movie I actually walked out of.

In both movies nothing happens.

The pace of the movie is sluggish, there's too much time spent on trivial conversations, the fourth wall breaks aren't very funny, there's no plot to speak of, and the ending is weird.

We have long drawn out scenes where you get to watch people share drinks.

Excruciatingly long and boring.

Easily among the worst movies I've ever seen.

Paternon was the only movie I saw from Jarmusch before watching The Dead Don't Die and enjoyed it quite a bit.

The twist was good but overall a big yawn.

It's slow with a stupid plot that goes nowhere.

Tilda Swinton also provides a oddly amusing role, and is honestly the only shining light in this dim tale of boring and careless work.

This hands down was the worst movie I have ever seen.

Utterly pointless .

Everything is sooo slow.

Probably the worst movie to ever hit the big screen!

Getting to the movie itself, it does have a very slow build and the conversations may seem dull to some.

A total waste of money...

It's somehow both wry and mundane, and not meant to be traditionally scary or laugh out loud funny.

Worst Movie I've Seen in Years .

It was so slow, it fell too much on hipster "comedy" There is an awful song that is played repeatedly that is mean to be a theme song but its too country and boring to be a theme song to a zombie show.

This is way too slow and has far too little to make it enjoyable.

I'm wondering if any of these actors and actresses were either in financial troubled or just plain bored.

Next the film had the most slowest pacing i think i have ever scene in any film.

A sort of dull, apathetic acceptance to the horrific and odd world events happening around them.

I did have a couple of problems though, the film is a little to slow in some parts it can get a bit stagnant.

For the first half hour or so I was trying to come to terms with the idea that It wasn't very good, but I had hopes that it might just be slow burning and that the Good would kick in " any time now" Nope.

It is an absolutely pointless, meandering vanity project that attempts to trick you into thinking it's cleverer than it is.

Still all in all a really entertaining and bizarre watch that is an.........

It was boring and choppy.

Maybe it's because Zombie movies are usually pretty fast paced and this was a slow burn.

Worth the watch.

Boring, not funny, no plot...

Cliché on cliché ,so boring.

However, the plot has multiple pointless subplots and unnecessary characters as well as a poorly handled message at the end.

I didn't care what happened to these people, to much time was spent on pointless characters that brought nothing to the story.

I'm going to start off by saying that I honestly had no desire to see this movie, but my mom dragged me to seeing it with her anyway.

It was just Boring !

Boring, slow, unfunny and stupid.

Everything seemed inconsistent and annoyingly pretentious - when you repeat a joke for the 5th time it 1.

")The problem is this - although many of the characters are engaging, they populate a subdued, disconnected movie that is frequently quite slow.

but all in all, I enjoyed it for what it is.

I was bored from start to finish.

Fans of "The Walking Dead" will be bored into zombiedom themselves.

Pace of the film is beyond slow there is no comedy I certainly struggled to muster a laugh and the script made no sense in places.

Everything in the movie is slow, dull, and seems to just be meandering its way through scenes.

Quite possibly the worst movie I have ever seen.

Such a borefest.

"Can a zombie film soooo boring?

I like Bill Murray, hes always been a funny man, but this movie is too slow to get to the point.

Plot-free film that spends 100 minutes going nowhere .

Sadly, you'll likely be so bored by that point that you've stopped caring about what's going on.

Boring terrible script typical Hollywood message crap.

Who knew they could make a film with this genre so boring!

A pointless, non credible story line.

The Dead Don't Die is a waste of everyone's talent and all of your time.

The whole thing was painfully slow, albeit with the odd few laughs (Saying that I was the only one laughing in the cinema).

Now, as much as fascinating it sounds while pitching it on a meeting, to pull it off, requires a whole new element.


The stilted, banal dialogue suggested considerable improvisation (I was right).

Still, I thought it was hilarious, and I'm going to go watch it again, because I have some nagging questions about it, but also because I enjoyed it.

"The Dead Don't Die" is the single worst movie I have ever seen in my life.

I wanted to leave in the middle of it.

Pointless characters and waste of film.

This is so boring and so painful to watch.

So excited to see, so boring to watch .

The issue in here, is that what was assumed hilarious, is just simply a mundane-bar-talk funny.

By far the worst movie from Jarmusch thus far.

The story is too slow and more on talking with dull moment.

Everyone talks and moves slower then a turtle and it takes forever for literally anything to happen and when anything does happen it not exciting and still the slowest most boring zombie move ever created!

There would be no heroes, every normal human who is weird or quirky, angry, or downright boring would be affected, and there would be no happy ending.

A unique take on a dull genre .

I personally love The Dead Don't Die and highly recommend it knowing full well it is one long agonizing deadpan joke (pun intended) that will make many squirm in their seat, and not for the reason you'd expect.

To bad, lots of star power just a pointless mishmash of nothing good...

I think it's an acquired taste, but I personally enjoyed it.

Maybe a 'comedy',but I look at it as a 'meta-comedy', that tries to be funny by using typical cliché scenes from other movies.

This is definitely not you're everyday zombie film like Zombieland or World War Z, just the top of my head, it is a much more slow and methodical film about characters and their interactions.

Working In film and TV myself I always try to see things from a perspective of how it was made but this movie could've easily been on Netflix or Amazon but because of the high profile stars that were cast it has gotten a lot of buzz and it was underwhelming, dull and a very pointless movie.

Now that was unexpected.

The slow, ironic pace and the dry responses of lead cops Cliff (Bill Murray) and Ronnie guarantee chuckles every few seconds and a leisurely stroll through a ghoulish genre.

It was just a boring stupid ending.

Really dull in its delivery it only adds to the feeling of wanting to just be done with the movie.

slow and boring...

Fell asleep .

Boring, routine, ordinary, ends with you going to bed.

Very bland performances.

When doing just that, I was bored nearly to death; no pun intended.

save your money and time...

Sure, it can move at a snail's pace at times.

One of the worst movie ever in life .

There is, for instance, a scene where the police car is besieged and the scene is stunning to begin with, then a little over long and then in suspension with nothing happening.

Nothing happens in this film...

This was literally one of the worst movies I have ever seen.

It's contrived and unearned.

The Dialogues are so boring, it is awkwardly funny and the easter eggs are getting shoved in your face.

It was just a bland film.

Worst movie ever.

It's really a shame because all the actors are excellent (especially Swinton and Muray), but it's so drab even their performances can't save the film.

Its horribly slow and boring, zombies don't show up for a good chunk, and then there was a random UFO.

It's pure, unmitigated in personal self-indulgence for the writer/director.

This is a pathetic excuse for a horror spoof, a pathetic excuse for social commentary, and an embarrassing waste of some decent performers' time.

Really awful, save your money!

Simple story line, some parts really made no sense, the characters were really boring, and the end was expected.

Amateurish dialogue, slow pacing, emotionless acting and ultimately the braking of the fourth wall all add up to an almost perfect satire.

Funny and thoroughly entertaining.

It runs for 105 minutes and you could say despite the pretty shocking (and sometimes also surprisingly graphic) key plot point that has zombies kill humans in a small town, it is a fairly slow film.

The film was creepy, quirky, weird, scary and unexpected throughout, and I loved it.

Every body in these just seemed monotone, as if they reading the script off cue cards.

Next the film had no plot or character development.

The story was not interesting, the killings were slow and the whole plot?

Speaking of pointless we get the dead don't die song played in it's entirety 3 times during this movie once for the credit card.

A Very Boring And A Slow Movie .

This slowness is frequently linked closely to the comedy.

It's a very, very slow burn of a movie, to the point where it's almost boring.

Some very funny moments, great cast, the 4th wall breaking is a little boring.

To add insult to injury it also has a pretentious vibe to it and you get the feeling the movie thinks it's way better than it actually is.

This was probably one of most boring, bland and wasteful ends to a film I think I've ever seen.

Worse than all of this, than everything I've mentioned thus far, is the fact that it's cripplingly boring.

But this movie is just so painfully bland.

It started very slow before any action.

This movie left me as bored as the leads seemed.

I was bitterly disappointed by the repetition and there was no real content.. not particularly funny, not particularly scary, not particularly sci-fi, not particularly anything really.. couldn't wait for it to end.. people actually walked out of the cinema by mid point.

First 40 minutes nothing happened.

One of the worst movies ever made .

Pointless waste of time.

The Friday early evening screening where I saw this at was not attended well (5 people, including myself), and the ho-hum reaction this movie has gotten leads me to think its theater run might well be over after 2 weeks.

I can handle slow zombies, fast zombies, even these zombies.

A boring, bland, and disappointing attempt at a great zombie comedy .

Left the theater feeling dooped out of time and money.

The opening act is solid enough and the deadpan style humour is immensely promising, but about halfway through it just shows all of its cards - it's half-baked nonsense leading nowhere that appears to think it's far, far more amusing, smart and entertaining than it actually is.

I like many Indie films but this is really a waste of time.

It really has no plot, or even a consistent tone, and has the pedantic, unoriginal "consumerism makes us zombies" commentary laid out for the audience in unnecessary detail.

The writing is lazy, the jokes are bland, the acting is something like you would get in a high school drama class.

The plot was dull and not explained leaving me bored.

Really enjoyed it.

Complete waste of my money.

The film is also slow, and though it may be so, it is certainly not average or predictable and oddly enough that what is makes the film the best.

Although the film is not completely lousy thanks to a few successful scenes, I was globally bored and disappointed.

The only engaging aspect of this movie is asking yourself "why?

Looked interesting in trailer but is actually just a slow stupid movie .

The budget was so low I expected to see power extension leads being dragged across the set.

Overall, I enjoyed it.

Don't waste your time or money.

Don't waste your money.

This film nearly had me nodding off, the acting and dialogue was so dull and uninspiring.

I give this flick a 3/10 just because of the cast, but the story and acting is so stiff, you feel like a 3 year old kid wrote this when he was bored out of his mind.

Such a waste of time watching this movie

dont even waste your time with "The Dead Don't Die "except in the BOXoffice""Glad I didnt pay money (even a cent) to see this all of its 1 or 2 days total in theaters.

This trailer it's intriguing and the cast is awesome - I need to see this movie.

A few funny things but overall boring.

Familiar settings: rural town, colorful people, slow pace.

Bill Murray and Adam driver were bland and boring there script was terrible and made them seem like dumb characters and poor actors when i know they are not.

I found it very slow, boring as and no longer funny.

I'll probably end up with it on iMovies or whatever but it'll be an insomnia type movie rather than a I MUST see again, movie.

What a waste of time and effort by all involved.

Aimless, slow, rarely funny.

The pace was slow and the movie was just to long.

I did chuckle again towards the end when Mr. Driver said " I read the script, that's how i know it's going to end badly" And the UFO part was completely off the wall and unexpected.


The couple next to me left the theater.

There is no plot, few characters badly designed, some things happen without any logical reason...

It's a trite message that has been grossly overused and loses considerable impact when delivered by actors with net worths in the multi-million dollar range.

The repetitive use of the theme song did get annoying.

Boring .

This fell flat, was boring and in my opinion served no purpose.

People left the theater halfway through.

Slow, Meta, Few Actual Jokes; Not for Everyone .

All the ingredients were there for a hilarious parody but rather than quick paced punchy comedy the film went for very slow and droll which worked well In places but for a lot of the time was just ponderous.

Dead pan comedy is fine but this is dull.

Looked promising with a decent cast but soooo slow and the movie never really gets going.

Most (if not, all) of the jokes are either repetitive or fall completely flat (mostly because the characters continually state the obvious) and most of the subplots go absolutely nowhere; there's also a supposed plot-twist involving a certain character apparently being an alien, which, yes, is as utterly pointless as it sounds.

There is nothing original here, nothing happens for almost 1 hour and the movie is 1h&40min.

It was slow paced, full of dry humor, and great performances by all.

The vast majority of the movie is of the cop car visiting the same places over and over in a slow drawn out process.

Made zero sense, goes absolutely nowhere, definitely one of the worst movies I have endured in a long time.

But the fact is nothing happens.

The suggested humor from the trailer is constantly missfiring, dull and repetitive.

It would seem Jarmusch has little love for the genre, essentially offering banal zombie tropes with no new insights or perspective, so one might ask why he went this route.

The movie was so boring I fell asleep.

In the town of Centerville, USA (population 768), everything moves a little slower, even the apocalypse.

The humor is not funny, it's pointless.

I was open when I went to see this, but it had no story.

The zombie apocalypse is initially depicted as slow and distant, not something about which to be overly concerned, until suddenly there's no escape.

Save yourself from boredom and regret over wasted time and money and skip this.

The Dead Don't Die, but viewers might of boredom.

Boring version of "Shaun of the dead" .

Maybe next up for an unexpected horror comedy could be Wes Anderson...

Jarmusch stays between 1 and 3 for the whole film, constantly repeating jokes (at first it seemed really fun but then it became so tiresome).

In the 1hr40 there were maybe 2/3 jokes (very dry humour), both of which could have been hit or miss depending on your sense of humour.

The first thing that is absolutely brillant is the slow pace and the long shots that remind me of an indie film.

Really, this movie is so slow and boring I can't imagine someone thought it was a good idea to produce it.

Boring and strange kind of humor

If the audience look like zombies to you, Jim, it's because you've bored them to death.

I wouldn't recommend this to anyone, unless you have a thing for pretentious, wooden, repetitive scenes and screaming "I know that actor from somewhere!

Pretentious, moi.

The movie is just boring...

A lot of potential with some very funny moments but sadly just a bit slow .

The positivesActors play played their parts well, the characters are mostly likeableNegatives The pace is crazily slow the story is a little stop start and mostly dull.

Boring, bland and pretentous .

Even when it tried to be a bit odd it just seemed boring in the way it was executed.

Dull and goes nowhere .

So slow and boring it will turn you into a zombie .

This movie is a waste of time - do yourself a favor and dont watch it.

To long, to boring, to irritating, a little to weird and utterly pointless.

Half the people watching when I saw it walked out.

Just don't waste your time with this, I suffered enough so you don't have to!

The cast seemed bored by it all, except for Chloe Sevigny.

It's painfully slow, aimless and random.

One of the worst movies I have ever seen .

In my 50 years of life, i have never walked out of a movie...

The zombies are slow and stiff not reincarnated MMA fighters that too many other movies use.

The meta moments were sudden, and confusing.

Waste of Time .

But even for that it's dull and boring.

Characters enter the story for no reason, for instance 3, 20somethings drive into town and end up dead, we don't see them attacked or anything, pointless characters that brought nothing to the story.

It was just boring.

Simply one of the worst movies I have ever seen it is purely only getting one star for Bill Murray and that's because I like him not for his performance.

Even as far as deadpan comedy goes, the movie is duller than a drug induced coma, it's pedantic and takes itself very seriously.

We really enjoyed it we had tons of laughs and it was fun to watch too the cinema was good

So Im going to say it right now so that we are clear:Most of Jim's films seem like a boring exhibition to me and with the last few years, I think it has only gotten worse.

This was by far the slowest and worst movie i have ever paid for in my life in the theaters.

..boring. .

We actually walked out, great cast, poor and pointless delivery...

In my opinion, don't waste your time or money!

Romero in this funky yet somewhat disappointing zombie comedy about a small-town facing end of the world changes - the earth is off its axis and the dead are returning to life with predictable tropes embedded and underscored (Driver's deadpan police officer's refrain of "This won't end well" and his well-known use of horror lore are key throughout the carnage involved).

It was slow for a comedy.

It would end the way the film does, exactly the way you would expect it to: immediate, bloody, and uneventful.

It is clear that everyone had fun making this and it is enjoyable to watch.

The writing and dialogue are so bad, and for such big name actors their performances were wooden, and they seemed as bored to be on screen as i was in the theatre.

It's slow and boring, unfocussed, weird and quirky, homaging movies barely anyone (myself included) have even seen.

It's a bland town with a bland name filled with bland people whose bland conversations focus on doughnuts and pie from the town's only diner.

Borefest .

The humans are the real zombiesStretches the cast too wideShould have focused on less charactersBreaks 4th wall a few times and it works in this filmTilda Swinton plays and alien which is very fitting because she is always compared to oneNo matter what we do about global warming it's still going to end badly just like the characters have been saying the whole filmDidn't need the explainer by Tom Waits at the end already got what the movie was trying to say, was overkillGot a little too predictable at the end

Dull and lackluster...

It was everything I wanted it to be and a little more, a new fresh take on the cliche zombie film that was really enjoyable.

Unfunny, boring, and simply uninspired, The Dead Don't Die feels less alive than its zombies within it.