Movie review: Black Death

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Do catastrophic world events have you looking for a chipper, feel-good, pick-me-up of a movie? How about a flick about the bubonic plague?

Set in the height of its namesake pandemic, "Black Death" follows a knight (Sean Bean of "Lord of the Rings") as he leads a group investigating a mysterious village that's reportedly free of the plague.

The medieval action and some lovely, swamp-filled cinematography make this one a step above for those interested in the Dark Ages. More casual audiences can probably do better.

"Death" is showing as part of the Gateway's "Nightmares on High Street" series.

"Black Death"

Select showings at the Gateway

2 1/2 stars out of 4