Burn Country Reviews

December 8, 2016
Mr. Rains, Ms. Leo and Mr. Franco are all so interesting that you wish they had more to bite into. But the film has a transfixing quality nonetheless.
December 8, 2016
There's plenty of intelligence and atmosphere in play here - Adam Newport-Berra's fluid, textured cinematography is a standout, and the performances, especially Rains' charismatic portrait of someone scarred yet innocent, are engaging.
December 7, 2016
The performances are first rate, particularly Rains' work in the lead role.
December 7, 2016
More of an interesting thesis than a compelling drama, but it's anchored by Rains' sturdy performance as a man whose open-minded curiosity about his new home disengages his natural wariness, for both better and worse.
September 9, 2016
Sitaru effortlessly balances the demands of the thriller genre with careful characterizations and a sympathetic, never-judgmental look at poverty and crime.
May 5, 2016
Rains... brings such a sense of purpose to the part that the movie never goes slack.
April 20, 2016
A well-acted, slow burning indie, The Fixer uses thriller mechanisms to examine insular, tribal cultures through the eyes of an outsider.
April 17, 2016
A droll ostensible mystery whose investigation (let alone resolution) takes a back seat to the revealing eccentricities of characters and communities encountered en route.
April 16, 2016
Ian Olds's film is essentially a standard backwoods noir tale given a topical twist.