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May 23, 2013
It's a strong debut for Moshe, who, with the exception of some of the oater dialogue, shows both a reverence for and a knowledge of the genre that's intriguing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
May 23, 2013
Moshé immediately establishes an unforgiving milieu for his moody, minimalist Western.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.4/10
May 5, 2013
The movie offers a convincing look at the sort of irreparable damage the Civil War did to families, but too often it feels like self-conscious role-play.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 5, 2013
Dead Man's Burden isn't [great], but it's not a bad horse opera and is unflinching in its depictions of harshness and violence.
May 3, 2013
Oddly lifeless, despite the clearly devoted efforts of the cast and crew: It's admirable without being particularly engaging, so respectful of its cinematic predecessors that its own voice is strangled.
May 3, 2013
Ponderous but lovely, simple but elegant, it should appeal to fans of Westerns.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
May 2, 2013
Small in scale but with a grand visual ambition, "Dead Man's Burden" draws nourishment from its burned-out desert setting and ambling pace.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
May 2, 2013
Despite visual nods to dozens of classic Westerns, the film cannot break through with its own vision.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 2, 2013
The story is modest to the point of occasionally seeming slight, and the ending is a tad too cute in the way it circles back to the beginning, but even those flaws just make it feel more authentic. See it now, before it gets rediscovered.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
May 1, 2013
It's always a pleasure to encounter genre ambition contained in such a sinewy-shot, emotionally resonant, and gorgeously photographed package.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 30, 2013
You never get over the feeling that you're watching modern actors play frontier-drama dress-up. It's a deathblow.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
April 30, 2013
A refreshing respite from filmmakers who believe the only low-budget option is to stay firmly ensconced in their own milieu.
April 30, 2013
While soaked in ambiguity, Dead Man's Burden maintains the Western requisite that bullets must find their targets.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
April 30, 2013
Dead Man's Burden is worth the watch for its sheer beauty, but it's also a slow burner of Western tragedy that hails many new talents to keep an eye on.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
April 30, 2013
Though it sometimes wears its influences a tad too openly, Dead Man's Burden is still an atmospheric and emotionally satisfying indie western that could spark interest among serious fans of the genre.
April 30, 2013
A slow-burning oater that's not gun-shy when it matters, Dead Man's Burden reps an impressive first feature from producer-turned-helmer Jared Moshe.
April 30, 2013
An intense family drama that plays out as a low-key Western.
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