Reviews: Burning (2018)

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  • Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum
    • Excerpt: Burning is a haunting piece of filmmaking about masculinity, loneliness, and paranoia. It’s great to see Steven Yeun being given material that allows him to show what he’s capable of.
  • Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
    • Excerpt: The narrative meanders for two and a half hours before culminating in a violent climax. I suppose open interpretations can be fun, but the whole exercise left me rather….cold.
  • MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
    • Excerpt: Oh hey it’s The Nice Guy’s Complaint done up arthouse style, meant to render male entitlement, unwarranted sexual jealousy, and personal ineffectualness as something deep and meaningful. It’s not.
  • Brent McKnight @ The Last Thing I See
    • Excerpt: If you can sit through the stillness, however, the movie has much to offer, an oblique, shifting thriller with echoes of Hitchcock.
  • Jared Mobarak @ JaredMobarak.com
    • Excerpt: There’s a meta-narrative aspect to Burning wherein the film’s characters are characters in life—symbols poked and prodded in some grand experiment to find humanity’s breaking point. It’s an illusory thriller infused with sex, mystery, and murder wherein retribution arrives once consequences become less important than pride.
  • Aaron Neuwirth @ We Live Entertainment
    • Excerpt: Burning is a subtle drama that reveals a mystery worth exploring.
  • Scott Phillips @ Timed Edition
  • Tusshar Sasi @ Filmy Sasi
    • Excerpt: Starring Yoo Ah In, Steven Yeun and Jeon Jong-seo, filmmaker Lee Chang-dong’s ‘Burning’ refuses to pin down to conventional norms of film writing. Atmospheric and filled with gorgeous frames, the film is a reader’s delight.
  • James Wegg @ JWR
    • Excerpt: Going deep into the well
  • [New] | Ron Wilkinson @ its just movies
    • Excerpt: In a toxic new world, the only survivors are those with pacts with the devil.