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The Burial Society Reviews

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Mark Keizer
Boxoffice Magazine
July 30, 2004
The twisty storyline does have its moments, but eventually the actors are reduced to wearing the requirements of the plot like pairs of cement shoes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
July 30, 2004
Falls prey to a creeping structural rigor mortis that sets in early.

E! Online
July 30, 2004
Mostly mediocre heist flick.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Kevin Crust
Los Angeles Times
July 29, 2004
Features fine performances by a cast of veteran actors but is marred by its unconvincing back story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
July 28, 2004
Underneath its cheeky amorality, there beats a heart.
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Peter Debruge
Miami Herald
May 28, 2004
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 | Original Score: 2/4
Phoebe Flowers
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
May 28, 2004
The feature debut of writer-director Nicholas Racz is twisty and clever, if not a reinvention of the genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
May 22, 2004
The film plays like an old episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents, with a resolution that's truly unpredictable.
Merle Bertrand
Film Threat
July 22, 2003
The appeal of The Burial Society lays in its unusual and obscure take on an otherwise mundane tale of greed, treachery and double-cross.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
July 13, 2003
Spiritual on the one hand and street tough on the other - a cross between The Jewish Sopranos and Six Feet Under And Kosher.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
July 8, 2003
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 | Original Score: 2/5
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
June 6, 2003
The potential here is obvious, but never realized.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
June 6, 2003
The Burial Society is definitely big on plot, but can the thing dance? Short answer: It's no Astaire.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jason Anderson
eye WEEKLY
June 6, 2003
[A] nifty little thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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