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The Dead Don't Die (2019)

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Critic Consensus: 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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The greatest zombie cast ever disassembled starring Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Tilda Swinton, Chloë Sevigny, Steve Buscemi, Danny Glover, Caleb Landry Jones, Rosie Perez, Iggy Pop, Sara Driver, RZA, Selena Gomez, Carol Kane, Austin Butler, Luka Sabbat and Tom Waits. Written and directed by Jim Jarmusch.

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Cast

Bill Murray
as Cliff Robertson
Adam Driver
as Ronnie Peterson, Ronald Peterson
Tilda Swinton
as Zelda Winston
Chloë Sevigny
as Officer Mindy Morrison, Mindy Morrison
Steve Buscemi
as Farmer Miller
Danny Glover
as Hank Thompson
Caleb Landry Jones
as Bobby Wiggins
Rosie Perez
as Posie Juarez
Iggy Pop
as Male Coffee Zombie, Coffee Zombie
Sara Driver
as Coffee Zombie, Female Coffee Zombie
RZA
as Dean
Carol Kane
as Mallory O' Brien, Mallory O'Brien
Tom Waits
as Hermit Bob
Kevin McCormick
as Guard One
Sid O'Connell
as Guard Two
Larry Fessenden
as Danny Perkins
Jodie Markell
as Woman on TV
Sturgill Simpson
as Guitar Zombie
Charlotte Kemp Muhl
as Fashion Zombie
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All Critics (299) | Top Critics (46)

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.

September 30, 2019 | Full Review…

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.

September 25, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

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.

August 2, 2019 | Rating: C | Full Review…
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The Dead Don't Die, instead, stomps in like your drunken uncle at a wedding disco and announces that it's here, and that everything's fine because it's going to have a lot of fun at the zombie movie's expense. If only.

July 13, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Jarmusch loads his genre-tweaking experiment with so many of his A-list friends that it's a gas just hanging out in their company.

June 15, 2019 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

The star-studded ensemble cast-which features numerous Jarmusch veterans, among them Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Chloë Sevigny, Tilda Swinton, Steve Buscemi, and Tom Waits-seems to be having loads of fun, which adds to the ingratiating vibe.

June 14, 2019 | Full Review…

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