Though their quarry eventually appears to be a model of paranoia and prejudice, it's the thrill of the hunt that keeps "Resurrect Dead" compelling.
Andy Webster - New York Times
Resurrect Dead works splendidly as a threadbare urban mystery, teasing out details and complications without withholding too much information.
Eric Hynes - Village Voice
Without a satisfying resolution, the movie ultimately sheds very little light on its own subject.
Elizabeth Weitzman - New York Daily News
This doc is interesting not because of the explanation, but because of the investigation.
Roger Ebert - Chicago Sun-Times
Entertaining as a sleuthing expedition though amateurish as filmmaking.
Robert Koehler - Variety
Riveting, innovative and provocative are just three of the adjectives that never occurred to me while watching the documentary "Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles."
Kyle Smith - New York Post
Filmmaker Jon Foy sets it to a thriller's pace, even contributing his own fateful score.
Peter Howell - Toronto Star
Fascinating, accomplished and surprisingly emotional.
Jennie Punter - Globe and Mail
Doc about an urban art enigma strains to maintain suspense.
Justin Lowe - Hollywood Reporter
...a skillful yet fairly ordinary festival film that tells a moderately intriguing story ...
Sarah Boslaugh - Playback:stl
Pieces together an irresistible puzzle.
Moira MacDonald - Seattle Times
If you know nothing about the tiles, the film might play like an urban mini-thriller. It's never entirely satisfying, however, and the filmmakers seem to run out of steam before their story is told.
Liz Braun - Jam! Movies
Who's the street artist behind these tiles? More importantly, who cares?
Radheyan Simonpillai - NOW Toronto
Resurrect Dead is a consideration of how the material world can intersect with imagined worlds.
Cynthia Fuchs - PopPolitics.com
It's a ride worth more for its journey than its destination.
Alison Willmore - AV Club
An Errol Morris-lite essay that's a mildly diverting curio at best.
David Fear - Time Out
The testimony we hear from suspects' neighbors and similarly curious media underlings feels muted, like a halfhearted repetition.
Joseph Jon Lanthier - Slant Magazine
Detective documentaries, those that themselves attempt to unlock mysteries or follow subjects who do, can be some of the most satisfying to watch, and Resurrect Dead is no exception.
Ian Buckwalter - The Washingtonian
Documentary subjects are seldom this mysterious.
Steve Ramos - Boxoffice Magazine