The Burial Society (2003)



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Directed by Nicholas Racz, The Burial Society revolves around the life of Sheldon Kasner, whose existence, as of late, has turned to one of quiet desperation. His workload is increasing as his compensation for it continues to dwindle, and Sheldon understandably falls into a deep depression. Despite being a highly unlikely candidate for organized crime, he is drawn into a complicit money-laundering scam that doesn't run as smoothly as planned. With a two-million-dollar debt on his hands, Sheldon … More

Rating: R (adult situations)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
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On DVD: Aug 29, 2006
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as Sheldon Kasner

as Marvin Telekunsky

as Hy Leibowicz

as Harry Epstein

as Morry Zimmer

as Sam Goldberg

as Rabbi Fernstein

as Jake Lightman

as Stuart Lightman
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Critic Reviews for The Burial Society

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (6)

Falls prey to a creeping structural rigor mortis that sets in early.

July 30, 2004
Hollywood Reporter
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Features fine performances by a cast of veteran actors but is marred by its unconvincing back story.

Full Review… | July 29, 2004
Los Angeles Times
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Underneath its cheeky amorality, there beats a heart.

Full Review… | July 28, 2004
L.A. Weekly
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Scrambling to find a place in the Coen brothers' shadow, Racz tries too hard to manufacture a sense of zany unpredictability, but each new twist only reveals Sheldon as the soulless opportunist that he is.

Full Review… | May 28, 2004
Miami Herald
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With a plot that is at once needlessly complicated and maddeningly careless, the movie veers unsteadily between farce and crime drama and never really engages the viewer.

Full Review… | July 8, 2003
Toronto Star
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The Burial Society is definitely big on plot, but can the thing dance? Short answer: It's no Astaire.

Full Review… | June 6, 2003
Globe and Mail
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