• Released
  • September 2, 2011
  • 1 hr 26 min
  • Documentary
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Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles Synopsis
A man tries to decifer cryptic messages left on tiles on streets across the U.S. and South America.
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Jennie Punter
What elevates Foy's impressive first feature (he also served as editor and composer of the dark, whimsical score) above, say, your average...
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90

The New York Times

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Though their quarry eventually appears to be a model of paranoia and prejudice, it's the thrill of the hunt that keeps Resurrect Dead...
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80

Boxoffice Magazine

By Steve Ramos
What Foy and his team discover is unbelievable. More importantly, their adventures will prove popular with street art buffs as well as...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The film is confoundingly watchable.
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70

Village Voice

Resurrect Dead works splendidly as a threadbare urban mystery, teasing out details and complications without withholding too much...
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

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Proves too anticlimactic for the audience to maintain interest.
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50

Slant Magazine

By Joseph Jon Lanthier
The testimony we hear from suspects' neighbors and similarly curious media underlings feels muted, like a halfhearted repetition.
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40

Time Out New York

By David Fear
Documentarian Jon Foy spent a decade following both the phenomenon and those who've tried cracking the code, and while his film offers...
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40

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Without a satisfying resolution, the movie ultimately sheds very little light on its own subject.
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25

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
The real mystery is this: Even if you find this guerrilla art project utterly fascinating, why would anyone bother to release an incomplete...
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