Higgins’s review published on Letterboxd:
Jim Jarmusch, the Indy directing darling, takes on the zombie genre which, when I first heard of the project, really excited me. Then I watched the movie and was less excited.
The Dead Don’t Die is an entertaining picture but what wouldn’t be with a cast that includes Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Adam driver, Iggy Pop, Chloe Sevigny, Steve Buscemi, Carol King and Tom Waits to name a few. I appreciate Jim Jarmusch’s commentary on the political atmosphere of the day through this film but neither that, nor his interpretation of the genre, really hit home.
Thankfully Bill Murray can make milking a cow entertaining, so The Dead Don’t Die is far from a waste of time. It’s also, unfortunately far from being the film it really should have been.