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Burning Man Reviews

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Brian Orndorf

It does reward the dedicated with a searing portrait of a man struggling with perspective, hunting for a way to bring himself back from the edge and prove himself to a world waiting for him. There's genuine beauty beneath the bustle.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: B+

July 30, 2012
Andy Webster
New York Times
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Foodies looking for a good cry, bon appétit.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

July 26, 2012
Benjamin Mercer
Village Voice
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Burning Man leans heavily on a scrambled chronology, and likewise feels tonally mixed up, but it certainly does keep you guessing.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

July 25, 2012
Fiona Williams

Teplitzky replaces meaningful silences and emotive strings with frenetic energy and alternate scene takes...

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4/5

January 31, 2012
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews

Fuelled by confident direction and awe inspiring performances, Burning Man is an uncompromising exploration of how one man's grief leads him on a destructive and soul searching path to acceptance.

Full Review Source: Matt's Movie Reviews | Original Score: 4/5

November 20, 2011
Tom Clift

As a complete package, Burning Man is very good, but a little too pristine to be great.

Full Review Source: Moviedex | Original Score: 4/5

November 18, 2011
Jason Di Rosso
MovieTime, ABC Radio National

The emotional payoff is undermined by the structural play -- a strategy that distracts rather than enhances.

Full Review Source: MovieTime, ABC Radio National

November 18, 2011
Julie Rigg
MovieTime, ABC Radio National

If this film was a car, I'd say it was over-engineered. The jangling mosaic goes on so long we lose sympathy with the main character.

Full Review Source: MovieTime, ABC Radio National

November 18, 2011

a pot of revved-up and risqué drama with a soulful core simmering beneath the bombast.

Full Review Source: Crikey

November 17, 2011
Sarah Ward

Teplitzky's intimate, intricate connection to his content is key to the success of this powerful and poignant portrait.

Full Review Source: Trespass

November 17, 2011
Clem Bastow
The Vine

Teplitzky's expressionist handling of all those wonderful contradictions is what makes Burning Man a resounding triumph.

Full Review Source: The Vine | Original Score: 5/5

November 17, 2011
Joshua Blackman
FILMINK (Australia)

It's an interesting but failed experiment.

Full Review Source: FILMINK (Australia)

November 17, 2011
Tom Ryan
The Age (Australia)

Unfortunately, the answers to these questions turn out to be less involving than Teplitzky's methods in asking them.

Full Review Source: The Age (Australia) | Original Score: 3/5

November 17, 2011
Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)

The resounding positive of Burning Man is the first-class performance of Goode in the lead role, which truly leaves a lasting mark whenever the film takes its biggest risks.

Full Review Source: Herald Sun (Australia) | Original Score: 3/5

November 17, 2011
Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane

Matthew Goode delivers a wonderful performance as Tom. He's a character that you want to sympathise with but he makes it difficult with some of his not-so-likeable outbursts.

Full Review Source: ABC Radio Brisbane | Original Score: B+

November 16, 2011
Ed Gibbs
The Sun Herald

A highly imaginative, deeply moving and incredibly brave film, boosted by a lead performance so intense, you'd swear the man's from another planet.

Full Review Source: The Sun Herald | Original Score: 8/10

November 13, 2011
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

Oddly, for all its deep emotional touchstones and the profoundly sad plot, the film doesn't ignite the fires of our emotions

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

November 12, 2011
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile

This is a powerful and moody film that delves into the A to Z of life, exploring love, death, sex, parenthood, frustration and acceptance

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

November 12, 2011
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)

It packs such an emotional wallop this film.

Full Review Source: At the Movies (Australia) | Original Score: 4/5

November 10, 2011
David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)

A film that will shock you with its honesty and its bravery. I can't wait to see it again.

Full Review Source: At the Movies (Australia) | Original Score: 4.5/5

November 10, 2011
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