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  • Told chronologically, it might have accumulated considerable power. Told as a labyrinthine tangle of intercut timelines and locations, it is a frustrating exercise in self-indulgence by writer-director Guillermo Arriaga. show more

  • An ambitious, visually handsome production which fails to ignite. show more

  • For a film that strives so hard to show the sheer messiness of real people's lives, Burning Plain does have an impossibly neat ending. show more

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