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The unknown cast is aces, and Moshe inscribes his loquacious film in the Western tradition without overdoing the references to the classics. Read full review
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. Read full review
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. Read full review
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. Read full review
A taut, efficient and ultimately evocative small-scale Western that benefits from tight scripting and proficient performances. Read full review
The film’s small group of primary characters slips from joy to fury to murderous suspicion with faultless fluidity. Read full review
Dead Man's Burden is a fine example of economical storytelling. Read full review
It's always a pleasure to encounter genre ambition contained in such a sinewy-shot, emotionally resonant, and gorgeously photographed package. Read full review
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. Read full review
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. Read full review
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