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Burning Man is the reckless, sexy, funny, moving and ultimately life-affirming story of Tom, a British chef in a Bondi restaurant, who seems to have decided there are no longer any rules he needs to obey. Whatever Tom is up to, his actions seem to be tolerated by those around him. As Tom descends into darkness, fragments of a different story begin to emerge. All the women in his world are trying in their own, very different ways to help put him back together. -- (C) Official Site

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 74%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Foodies looking for a good cry, bon appétit."
‑ Andy Webster, New York Times
"It does reward the dedicated with a searing portrait of a man struggling with perspective, hunting for a way to bring himself back from the edge and prove himself to a world waiting for him. There's genuine beauty beneath the bustle."
‑ Brian Orndorf, Blu-ray.com
"As a complete package, Burning Man is very good, but a little too pristine to be great."
‑ Tom Clift, Moviedex
"a pot of revved-up and risqué drama with a soulful core simmering beneath the bombast."
‑ Luke Buckmaster, Crikey
"It's an interesting but failed experiment."
‑ Joshua Blackman, FILMINK (Australia)
"Burning Man leans heavily on a scrambled chronology, and likewise feels tonally mixed up, but it certainly does keep you guessing."
‑ Benjamin Mercer, Village Voice
"Teplitzky replaces meaningful silences and emotive strings with frenetic energy and alternate scene takes..."
‑ Fiona Williams, sbs.com.au
"The emotional payoff is undermined by the structural play -- a strategy that distracts rather than enhances."
‑ Jason Di Rosso, MovieTime, ABC Radio National
"Teplitzky's intimate, intricate connection to his content is key to the success of this powerful and poignant portrait."
‑ Sarah Ward, Trespass
"Unfortunately, the answers to these questions turn out to be less involving than Teplitzky's methods in asking them."
‑ Tom Ryan, The Age (Australia)
"The extremity of the film's slice-and-dice approach is invigorating at the outset but may also prompt viewers to suspect they're being challenged for no good reason."
‑ John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter
"Fuelled by confident direction and awe inspiring performances, Burning Man is an uncompromising exploration of how one man's grief leads him on a destructive and soul searching path to acceptance."
‑ Matthew Pejkovic, Matt's Movie Reviews
"If this film was a car, I'd say it was over-engineered. The jangling mosaic goes on so long we lose sympathy with the main character."
‑ Julie Rigg, MovieTime, ABC Radio National
"Teplitzky's expressionist handling of all those wonderful contradictions is what makes Burning Man a resounding triumph."
‑ Clem Bastow, The Vine
"The resounding positive of Burning Man is the first-class performance of Goode in the lead role, which truly leaves a lasting mark whenever the film takes its biggest risks."
‑ Leigh Paatsch, Herald Sun (Australia)
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