• Buster's Mal Heart (2017)

Buster's Mal Heart

Release Date: April 28th, 2017

DVD Release Date: July 18th, 2017

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 38 min

Plot Summary

An eccentric mountain man is on the run from the authorities, surviving the winter by breaking into empty vacation homes in a remote community. Regularly calling into radio talk shows, where he has acquired the nickname"Buster," to rant about the impending Inversion at the turn of the millennium, he is haunted by visions of being lost at sea, and memories of his former life as a family man.

Cast: Rami Malek, DJ Qualls, Kate Lyn Sheil, Lin Shaye, Toby Huss, Mark Kelly, Teresa Yenque, Bruce Bundy

Director: Sarah Adina Smith

Genres: Drama , Mystery

Production Co: Snowfort Pictures, Everything Is Everything

Keywords: Brooding , House , Car , Wife , Sacrifice , Daughter , Intense , Office , 2010s , Underdog , Transformation , Emotional

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Peter KeoughBoston Globe

    Smith’s ambitious film at times resembles “Badlands” (1973) crossed with “Fight Club” (1999) as directed by the Coen brothers. Mostly, though, it founders in the complications of its own excess of themes, interconnected story-lines, and multiple personality disorders sketchily connected by an anti-establishment point of view. show more

  • 70
    John DeForeThe Hollywood Reporter

    An affecting brainteaser with echoes of Lynchian dissociation. show more

  • 75
    Glenn KennyRogerEbert.com

    It’s a movie that puts the viewer into a bad dream, and is very canny in dispensing the keys to unlock the meanings of that dream — and in strategically withholding some of those keys. show more

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