Black Death Movie Summary:
We are in 1348, Europe is devastated by bubonic plague and the Church is losing its grip on people.
The people began to believe in superstitions, and there is a legend of one village where the pest didn’t reach and the village leader can bring back to life the death ones.
So the Church decided to send the knight Ulrich to this village, but what Ulrich see when it arrives, is a test of his faith and on himself.
Black Death best reviews:
“Here, excessive piety and rampant paganism are equally malevolent forces, the film’s baleful view of human nature mirrored in Sebastian Edschmid’s swampy photography. As is emphasized in a nicely consistent coda, the Lord’s side and the right side are not necessarily one and the same.”
The New York Times by Jeannette Catsoulis at Mar 10, 2011 -- Read Full Review
“Black Death bears some similarities to a zombie movie in the way the plague inevitably overtakes the populace, and it also has one foot in the “creepy community” genre, alongside films like “The Wicker Man” and “Two Thousand Maniacs!”"
The A.V. Club by Noel Murray at Mar 10, 2011 -- Read Full Review
Black Death worst reviews:
“Horror film buffs like to giggle as much as scream but there’re no giggles here.”
The Hollywood Reporterby Kirk Honeycutt at Mar 9, 2011 -- Read Full Review
“An encouraging set-up soon descends into a grubby muddle, leaving you wishing you were just rewatching “The Name Of The Rose” instead.”
Empire by Dan Jolin at Mar 7, 2011 -- Read Full Review