The Burial Society
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Directed by Nicholas Racz, The Burial Society revolves around the life of Sheldon Kasner, whose existence, as of late, has turned to one of quiet desperation. His workload is increasing as his compensation for it continues to dwindle, and Sheldon understandably falls into a deep depression. Despite being a highly unlikely candidate for organized crime, he is drawn into a complicit money-laundering scam that doesn't run as smoothly as planned. With a two-million-dollar debt on his hands, Sheldon concocts a sophisticated scheme: staging his own death with the help of the Chevrah Kadisha, or… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 53%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Falls prey to a creeping structural rigor mortis that sets in early."
‑ Michael Rechtshaffen, Hollywood Reporter
"Scrambling to find a place in the Coen brothers' shadow, Racz tries too hard to manufacture a sense of zany unpredictability, but each new twist only reveals Sheldon as the soulless opportunist that he is."
‑ Peter Debruge, Miami Herald
"The twisty storyline does have its moments, but eventually the actors are reduced to wearing the requirements of the plot like pairs of cement shoes."
‑ Mark Keizer, Boxoffice Magazine
"The film plays like an old episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents, with a resolution that's truly unpredictable."
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, New Times
"The potential here is obvious, but never realized."
‑ Liz Braun, Jam! Movies
"Features fine performances by a cast of veteran actors but is marred by its unconvincing back story."
‑ Kevin Crust, Los Angeles Times
"With a plot that is at once needlessly complicated and maddeningly careless, the movie veers unsteadily between farce and crime drama and never really engages the viewer."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"Mostly mediocre heist flick."
‑ , E! Online
"The appeal of The Burial Society lays in its unusual and obscure take on an otherwise mundane tale of greed, treachery and double-cross."
‑ Merle Bertrand, Film Threat
"[A] nifty little thriller."
‑ Jason Anderson, eye WEEKLY
"Underneath its cheeky amorality, there beats a heart."
‑ Ella Taylor, L.A. Weekly
"The Burial Society is definitely big on plot, but can the thing dance? Short answer: It's no Astaire."
‑ Rick Groen, Globe and Mail
"The feature debut of writer-director Nicholas Racz is twisty and clever, if not a reinvention of the genre."
‑ Phoebe Flowers, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
"Spiritual on the one hand and street tough on the other - a cross between The Jewish Sopranos and Six Feet Under And Kosher."
‑ Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone, TheMovieChicks.com
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