100

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Wily, sad, funny, and full of life.
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100

Premiere

By Peter Debruge
Three Burials is beautiful, authentic and brutally observant of human nature. With real Tex-Mex backdrops instead of the usual Monument Valley vistas and characters too complex to withstand simple white-hat/black-hat reductionism, Three Burials is a visionary portrait of the New West. This is the terrain of Eastwood and Peckinpah, saddled with the concerns of 21st-century life.
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
In an era when hundreds of lives are casually destroyed in action movies, here is an entire film in which one life is honored, and one death is avenged.
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88

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Tommy Lee Jones makes his feature directing debut here, and the film is as weathered, subtle, and sympathetic as the actor's own face.
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Sam Peckinpah lives! The rampaging spirit of the late filmmaker, known as Bloody Sam for films such as "The Wild Bunch" and "Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia," is all over this blistering modern Western from first-time director Tommy Lee Jones.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Jones displays a firm hand at the helm -- you sense that he is well within his comfort zone in this environment -- and performances including his own are lively and convincing.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
A small movie that plays like a Western epic.
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70

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
I admired the leisure and intensity of this morality tale.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The film is dreadfully slow without much in the way of rewards.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
An unabashed descendant of "Bring Me the Head." This time, though, it's an entire corpse that gets hauled through the desert, and that's not all that's being toted. So is a hefty parcel of racial correctness.
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77 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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