May 19, 2024 5:28 am

The Dead Don't Die Was Hated 5 Years Ago and Is Now Dominating Streaming
The Dead Don't Die Was Hated 5 Years Ago and Is Now Dominating Streaming

The Dead Don’t Die Was Hated 5 Years Ago and Is Now Dominating Streaming

It’s been five years since one of the most acclaimed American directors released a film, perhaps because it was an anomaly in his career and one of his worst-reviewed movies. That would be Jim Jarmusch with the 2019 film, The Dead Don’t Die. The movie stands out from most of Jarmusch’s work as a slightly bigger project with special effects and $3 million of marketing, not to mention its young megastars like Selena Gomez, Adam Driver, and Austin Butler. It’s also a horror comedy led by Bill Murray and had an exciting trailer with 14 million views, so when you combine all of those details, it makes sense that audiences were expecting something very different from what was released. The 38% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes certainly indicates that.

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​Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Selena Gomez, Austin Butler, Steve Buscemi, and others couldn’t protect the film, but it’s getting its due after five years. Read More