US, 2011, 85 min, HDCam, BluRay
Strangeness is afoot. Most people don't notice the hundreds of cryptic tiled messages about resurrecting the dead that have been appearing in city streets over the past three decades. But Justin Duerr does.
"COMPELLING" — Andy Webster, The New York Times
Roger Ebert, The Chicago Sun Times
*** Confoundingly watchable.
Mark Olsen, The Los Angeles Times
Mysterious, a little strange and a lot of fun
Eric Hynes, The Village Voice
An uncommonly sensitive and layered portrait of outsider-dom
Benjamin Sutton, The L Magazine
A surreal fable
Andrew Mack, Twitch.com
The bizarre, yet utterly hypnotic love child of David Lynch and Errol Morris [...] easily one of the most unique and satisfying documentaries of the year.
Sam Adams, Philadelphia Inquirer
A compelling web of circumstantial clues
Mark Bell, Film Threat
You couldn't write a better mystery story than life did in this documentary
Eric Kohn, Indiewire
Anne Thompson, Indiewire
One of the surprise word-of-mouth hits at Sundance
John Lopez, Vanity Fair
Foy has painted a softer, heartfelt portrait of one eccentric in search of another.
Ray Pride, New City Chicago
The forceful aspect of the filmmaking is the deft juggling of tense, of testimony and surmise and recreation.
Kim Voynar, Moviecitynews.com
A dizzying black hole of conspiracy theory and misdirection.
Stephen Davis, College Movie Review
The life and journey of a man destined for an answer...nothing short of extraordinary
Steve Ramos, Box Office Magazine
fascinating and wonderfully quirky...What Foy and his team discover is unbelievable...good storytelling and engaging subjects...(a) strange and unforgettable journey...(Foy) makes the most artful and persuasive introduction to North American arthouse audiences with Resurrect Dead. A subject like the Toynbee Tiles only comes along once in a lifetime...It's a crowd pleasing riddle in the vein of Exit Through The Gift Shop
Jon Foy, Director, Resurrect Dead: The Mystery Of The Toynbee Tiles