90

Variety

By Boyd van Hoeij
The unknown cast is aces, and Moshe inscribes his loquacious film in the Western tradition without overdoing the references to the classics.
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83

indieWIRE

By Eric Kohn
Nothing about Dead Man's Burden reeks of homage to oaters of yore -- instead, Moshé has made a legitimate entry in a genre he clearly adores.
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83

The Playlist

By Katie Walsh
Dead Man’s Burden (the directorial debut of Jared Moshé) demonstrates just why film is important, simply by being beautiful. But beyond that, it’s also a moody, violent, classic, yet modern Western.
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83

The A.V. Club

By Mike D'Angelo
It plays like the kind of movie you’d stumble onto watching TCM late at night and get sucked into against your will, amazed that something you’d never heard of, with no purchase in film history, could be this absorbing.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

By Justin Lowe
A taut, efficient and ultimately evocative small-scale Western that benefits from tight scripting and proficient performances.
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80

The New York Times

By Jeannette Catsoulis
The film’s small group of primary characters slips from joy to fury to murderous suspicion with faultless fluidity.
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80

Village Voice

By Zachary Wigon
Dead Man's Burden is a fine example of economical storytelling.
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75

Slant Magazine

It's always a pleasure to encounter genre ambition contained in such a sinewy-shot, emotionally resonant, and gorgeously photographed package.
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70

Film.com

By Laremy Legel
The film doesn’t come into focus contextually until the closing moments, but as the bullets fly the rhythm is established right from the outset.
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70

Arizona Republic

By Bill Goodykoontz
When you watch the movie, you’ll know more about these characters than they know about each other. But Moshe, who also wrote the script, brings the truth to light in dramatically satisfying ways.
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76 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.