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Based on 12 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 40
    New York Daily News

    Despite visual nods to dozens of classic Westerns, the film cannot break through with its own vision. show more

  • 80
    Justin Lowe The Hollywood Reporter

    A taut, efficient and ultimately evocative small-scale Western that benefits from tight scripting and proficient performances. show more

  • 70
    Laremy Legel

    The film doesn’t come into focus contextually until the closing moments, but as the bullets fly the rhythm is established right from the outset. show more

  • 75
    Slant Magazine

    It's always a pleasure to encounter genre ambition contained in such a sinewy-shot, emotionally resonant, and gorgeously photographed package. show more

  • 70
    Bill Goodykoontz Arizona Republic

    When you watch the movie, you’ll know more about these characters than they know about each other. But Moshe, who also wrote the script, brings the truth to light in dramatically satisfying ways. show more

  • 60
    David Fear Time Out New York

    For all of Dead’s beards and dirtiness, you never get over the feeling that you’re watching modern actors play frontier-drama dress-up. It’s a deathblow. show more

  • 83
    Eric Kohn indieWIRE

    Nothing about Dead Man's Burden reeks of homage to oaters of yore -- instead, Moshé has made a legitimate entry in a genre he clearly adores. show more

  • 83
    Katie Walsh The Playlist

    Dead Man’s Burden (the directorial debut of Jared Moshé) demonstrates just why film is important, simply by being beautiful. But beyond that, it’s also a moody, violent, classic, yet modern Western. show more

  • 90
    Boyd van Hoeij Variety

    The unknown cast is aces, and Moshe inscribes his loquacious film in the Western tradition without overdoing the references to the classics. show more

  • 80
    Zachary Wigon Village Voice

    Dead Man's Burden is a fine example of economical storytelling. show more

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