Summary: It throws in every medieval cliche: witches, flagellates, torture devices, crucifixion, lots of stabbing and cutting - yet for all the blood and flowery language, it was a pretty tepid film. Unless you're in the mood for straight-up violence, best to avoid.
Dead from the start, even Bean cannot save this poor tale.
30 April 2012
Conclusion: A disappointingly ungraphic, low rate British tale. There is little action, wooden amateur acting and a painfully dull story within this. Sean Bean does his best to lead a lagging horse of a b-film, with his usual on screen presence, but this film fails to be anything but poor.
Conclusion: Having just finished watching the complete series of Sharpe dvd's and being a big Sean Bean fan, I thought I'd give this a try. Found it to be a well made movie with a quite interesting theme. It's pretty gory in places and Bean is well cast. However, I found it very predictable and the very end was just naff. Not a keeper for me.
Conclusion: For me director Christopher Smith can do no wrong, this is the 4th main feature he has made after the brilliant Creep, Severance and Triangle. Black Death is a little different from past movies but still has a great story, a good cast and some great gory moments that his movies are good for! If your a fan of the above films and enjoy his work then be sure to check this out.
Conclusion: i have to say i was abit excited about this film but then i saw this epic film i wanted more. i think that having sean bean in this role, he was made for it. if u ever thinking of getting a good film. get this .
Conclusion: This was a very good interpretation of some events in the time of the bubonic plague. Stepping away from the actual Black Death a bit a focusing on the sects and cults.. in this example paganism.
Conclusion: A fair effort at a grim historical/horror tale, as it says it is based in medieval England and shows the journey of a monk, a knight (Sean Bean) and his mercenaries as they attempt to end the evil plans of a necromancer who is bringing back the plague victims and to enact their plans of bringing back god to the village, plenty of gory violence ensues and for those film fans who like it grim and grimy it will hit the spot, those looking for something a little more...
Conclusion: Not for me sorry,i thought it would have been better after having read previous reviews but i felt like i'd missed out on something ? Not as good as made out by others in my humble opinion...