though as only a few of those people get to revel in the onslaught. The movie sets itself up for many of these sequences, most of them just end up with a mass of bodies slowly piling on top of an actor.
There are a couple of standout performances in the film. Adam Driver and Tilda Swinton do a great job in their respective roles. Driver delivers every deadpan line perfectly for maximum comedic effect. Swinton, on the other hand, is perfectly at home playing an eccentric character so alien to a normal person, you wonder if she is one. Everyone else is serviceable and doesn't really stand out.
Production quality also deserves a shoutout, especially for the lighting. There were a couple of scenes that utilized a handful of colors to light actors in scenes. There were also a couple of vehicle tracking shots which were elevated above the car that were framed nicely.
Overall, The Dead Don't Die doesn't quite hit the mark. It's thinly veiled political story aspects have no real effect on the characters and could have been taken out. Its narrative doesn't know if it wants to be an ensemble piece or if it actually has main characters. The whole "message" of the movie was a dig at humanity and how we are gluttonous for superficial items, all delivered from a hobo. It's a humorous movie but lacks anything compelling in its third act.
I had to fight the urge to fall asleep