Dead Man's Burden Synopsis
Indie Western during the aftermath of the Civil War on a hardscrabble homestead in New Mexico where the McCurry clan has been struggling to survive.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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

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

By screenking74
A great western with a solid cast, and beautifully shot to boot. Glad to finally see a western without aliens or comic hijinks....

A Beautiful Noir Western

By Rotwang21
Great acting. Great cinematography. And twists that will keep you on the edge of your seat. A wonderful directorial debut....

Very strong independent western

By edfluke
Gorgeous landscapes and tough serious characters....

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This should not have been in a theatre...

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Rated NR