Black DeathDuring the time of the bubonic plague in 14th-century England, young monk Osmund is given the task of learning the truth about reports of people being brought back to life in a small village.
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Christopher SmithBirthdate: 1970, Bristol, England, UK
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NPRMarch 12, 2011
"Going medieval" on your enemies isn't just a figure of speech in Christopher Smith's stylish spatter-horror exercise, which uses desperation-fueled religious fervor to interrogate the intersection of fear and faith.
Christian Science MonitorMarch 11, 2011
There's something here for just about everyone, or at least for everyone who looks back fondly on the similarly themed Wicker Man from 1973.
New York TimesMarch 11, 2011
Slams Christians against pagans with little love for either.
New York PostMarch 11, 2011
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.
Los Angeles TimesMarch 10, 2011
Early on "Black Death" falls victim to its own sluggish sickness, its narrative drive proving no match for the aggressively rotted pallor, dour acting and tiresomely handheld you-are-there aesthetics.
AV ClubMarch 10, 2011
Smith effectively recreates the chaos of the medieval era, where the educated and ignorant alike make life-and-death decisions based on superstition.
We Got This CoveredJuly 24, 2013
In Black Death, Christopher Smith effectively creates a creepy and unsettling atmosphere with great production values. He shows lots of potential as a director and I'm looking forward to seeing what he does next.
DeadspinJune 22, 2013
Acts as if no one ever thought to make a movie about the bubonic plague before.
Laramie Movie ScopeFebruary 02, 2012
It shows the worst things that people do to each other in the name of religion. This could have been more of a thought-provoking film, but it turns into a gore porn display.
Cinema WriterJanuary 27, 2012
Bean owns this movie.
Film and FeltJanuary 02, 2012
An entertaining, if by-the-numbers, entry to the sword-and-shield genre, Black Death features lots of blood, disease, and the seemingly requisite Sean Bean.
IdentityTheoryDecember 18, 2011
A film without the ideas or guts to bring hell to life onscreen.
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