Burning (Beoning) Reviews

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September 24, 2019
Burning is a superior thriller with a double edge - a film that's about a doomed romantic obsession and also a social critique that lays bare the impotency of an outsider seeking to understand the opaque world of the mega rich.
July 3, 2019
Lee is patient with the story. He illustrates the rather grim reality of how circumstance and people can define you and shape your perception of the world for better or worse.
June 23, 2019
Lee Jongsu, a country boy drifting through life alone as a delivery man, is out of his depth from day one when he re-connects with the mercurial Haemi from his schooldays.
June 14, 2019
For Murakami's regular readers, the film will be a stimulating revelation; for movie lovers, an invitation to venture into the complex intellectual orbit of this great Japanese storyteller. [Full Review in Spanish]
June 3, 2019
A disorienting, bracing, wholly exhilarating experience, filled with an unnerving and often eerie sense of impending doom that can't be stopped.
May 23, 2019
Burning is an immersive game of ambiguities, uncertainty and absences, where we doubt everything, including what Lee Chang-dong projects on the screen. [Full Review in Spanish]
May 14, 2019
It's not hard to see the disaffection of Lee's characters, caught up in a culture - not to mention a country - that is divided both in geography and in its societal soul.
May 6, 2019
The futility of life, romantic relationships, fears and fantasy come together. [Full review in Spanish]
April 29, 2019
A searing, cryptic, and grimly beautiful postmodern mystery about fleeting relationships in the 21st century.
April 25, 2019
Burning...refers to the resentment and the anger felt by the young and struggling towards the rich and overbearing. Revelations like these hover just beneath the surface of this beautifully directed mystery.
April 25, 2019
...there's still an awful lot here to enjoy, from the expertly subdued playing to the location work and cinematography to a nasty yet elusive sense of humour.
April 22, 2019
Burning is a film about the seen and the unseen; a film of small details, some of them obvious plot devices, others so subtle they could be easily missed.
April 21, 2019
Lee hypnotises with his story of a love triangle, crafting a movie that could be described as visual poetry.
April 19, 2019
The subtext is pointedly political but always expressed through Lee's subtle cinematic intensity, with evocative views of murky interiors and landscapes that dissolve into dusk and darkness.
April 19, 2019
This is the kind of film that all but demands a second viewing in order to appreciate the complex elegance of the design, assembled from details systematically calculated to lend themselves to more than one interpretation.
April 18, 2019
The flight path taken by this ingeniously involving psychological drama from South Korea glides to such dizzying altitudes across its (very lengthy) running time that it almost does not matter when it runs out of narrative runway upon landing. Almost.
April 18, 2019
Mesmerising, threatening and beautiful ... You'll feel a strong sense of neo-noir at work, tugging against, or alongside, a neorealist examination of class divide. There's a lot going on, and the film takes its time, but it's exceptionally satisfying.
April 14, 2019
It is an ambiguous story but in terms of character building and suspense it sears itself into our minds and refuses to let go.
April 9, 2019
The enigma at Burning's core culminates with a Hitchcockian level of mystery
March 25, 2019
...an exercise in empathy that leads to many a cerebral treasure.
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