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.

IMDB: 5.9
Director: Jim Jarmusch
Stars: Bill Murray, Adam Driver
Length: 104 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 67 out of 137 found boring (48.9%)

One-line Reviews (132)

Really awful, save your money!

Worst movie ever saw in theaters!

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

Worth the watch.

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

Such a waste of time watching this movie

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.

..boring. .

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

Waste of Time .

It was just a bland film.

By far the worst movie from Jarmusch thus far.

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

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.

Pointless waste of time.

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

I wanted to leave in the middle of it.

Don't waste your time or money.

This slowness is frequently linked closely to the comedy.

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

The meta moments were sudden, and confusing.

People left the theater halfway through.

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

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

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 with a stupid plot that goes nowhere.

Worst movie I've ever seen.

Boring and strange kind of humor

Probably the worst movie to ever hit the big screen!

The film was ambiguously confusing near the end and fails to leave any sort of mark on you.

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

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

Tedious .

The couple next to me left the theater.

It was just a boring stupid ending.

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

What a waste of time and effort by all involved.

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

Boring terrible script typical Hollywood message crap.

Not emotional,bland and dry, bring water if you wish to ingest this dry bread.

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

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

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

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

It was just Boring !

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

Overall, I enjoyed it.

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.

Boring, bland and pretentous .

Now that was unexpected.

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!

Utterly pointless .

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

One of the worst movie ever in life .

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

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

One of the worst movies I have ever seen .

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Sure, Pointless ?

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.

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.

A few funny things but overall boring.

Waste of time and money...

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

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


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.

The twist was good but overall a big yawn.

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

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!

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

Easily among the worst movies I've ever seen.

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

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

This movie left me as bored as the leads seemed.

Everything is sooo slow.

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

Boring bait and switch .

A total waste of money...

Left the theater feeling dooped out of time and money.

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

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.

Of boredom.

Plot-free film that spends 100 minutes going nowhere .

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

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

A pointless, non credible story line.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

Complete waste of my money.

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

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

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

Cliché on cliché ,so boring.

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

It was just boring.

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

The repetitive use of the theme song did get annoying.

Don't waste your money.

Deadly dull .

Boring version of "Shaun of the dead" .

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

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.

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

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.

But this movie is just so painfully bland.

In both movies nothing happens.

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.

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

I was bored from start to finish.

Boring, not funny, no plot...

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).

Excruciatingly long and boring.

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

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

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.