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Burning (Beoning) (2018)

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Critic Consensus: Burning patiently lures audiences into a slow-burning character study that ultimately rewards the viewer's patience -- and subverts many of their expectations.

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BURNING tells the story of three individuals and a mysterious incident they experience. Jongsu bumps into an old friend, Haemi, on a part-time delivery job. Haemi asks Jongsu to take care of her cat while she leaves on a trip to Africa. When she returns, Haemi introduces Jongsu to Ben, a man she met in Africa. One day, Ben and Haemi pay Jongsu a visit, and Ben reveals his secret interests to Jongsu.

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All Critics (20) | Top Critics (6)

"Burning" is a character study that morphs, with masterly patience, subtlety and nary a single wasted minute, into a teasing mystery and eventually a full-blown thriller.

May 21, 2018 | Full Review…

Lee Chang-dong's dexterity with the telling minutiae of human interactions ensures that Burning makes for an emotionally gripping film.

May 17, 2018 | Full Review…

Burning keeps twisting back on itself, charting the path of a man waking up to the world, only to find that it won't stop messing with him.

May 17, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
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This slow burn cooks.

May 17, 2018 | Full Review…

This entire film is meticulously calibrated in its ambiguity, encouraging certain assumptions that neither the characters nor the audience can ever fully verify, so it's best to be on one's toes.

May 17, 2018 | Full Review…

A slow dramatic simmer that intensifies gradually over two-and-a-half perfectly measured hours, until it reaches a shocking and powerful crescendo.

May 17, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
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