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Black Death

  • Rated R

independent, special interest


As the Black Death decimates all in its path, a fearsome knight (Sean Bean) is charged by the church to investigate rumors of a village -- led by a necromancer -- that the plague cannot reach.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    68%
  • Audience Score
    49%

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    68%
    reviews counted: 18
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  • Audience

    49%

Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: Director Chris Smith delivers plenty of meaty action here and deploys twists that while not earth-shattering, are satisfyingly clever enough to make this a solid genre flick.

- Alistair Harkness, Scotsman, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Rotten: There are echoes of The Wicker Man in this supernatural tale but the storytelling is clunky and disjointed and Smiths fondness for tipsy, hand-held camerawork becomes extremely annoying.

- Allan Hunter, Daily Express, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fresh: A gripping piece of Gothic horror.

- Chris Bumbray, JoBlo's Movie Emporium, Monday, July 26, 2010

Audience Reviews

3 stars

I think I expected more from this movie. It was not bad. It was decent enough but nothing super exciting.

- jmanard52, Sunday, June 26, 2011

2 stars

Medieval England, and church officials wonder if the plague sweeping the land is a punishment from God. Also there is word of a village in the marshlands where the plague does not reach ... and a Chaucerian road trip follows. Somebody will be gettin' medieval on somebody in this violent yet gutless look at the sway superstition holds, and how its directly tied to results.

- ApeneckFletcher, Sunday, May 27, 2012

3 stars

I kind of liked this movie. I like how the characters developed especially Osmund. He turns into the exact type of person his friend told him not to become, and he changed. It was a pretty depressing story all around. There wasn't any happiness in it. A few twists, and it was pretty sad. It was good though. Really violent and the people were all so angry, but I liked it.

- helpahorse, Friday, February 3, 2012