Burial

critic Reviews

, 62% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Burial gets bogged down in its unnecessarily convoluted story, but it's also a B-movie with impressively weighty subtext.
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    Phil HoadGuardian
    Burial is... atmospheric, with something thematically potent lurking in its sylvan half-light.
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    Randy MyersSan Jose Mercury News
    “Burial” does have a fair share of suspenseful moments but it never takes full advantage of its premise.
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    Simon AbramsRogerEbert.com
    Burial has a hard enough core, both in terms of its central premise and its pulpy tropes, that for about 30 minutes, it almost works as a decent B-movie, right before it unceremoniously falls apart.
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    Ian SpellingAV Club
    There’s a great movie—or at least the idea for one—buried somewhere in Burial, but the finished product is just OK.
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    Katie WalshTribune News Service
    It’s brutal and exceedingly bloody, as one would expect from this kind of lean genre picture. But “Burial” also is packed with meaty philosophical questions about gods, monsters, and men at war, and it’s exceedingly well-executed.
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    Ben KenigsbergNew York Times
    The story is invented, and not particularly exciting as such.
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    Dennis SchwartzDennis Schwartz Movie Reviews
    A muddled sort of horror pic set as a WWII B-movie period piece thriller about Hitler's corpse.
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    Pete Vonder HaarHouston Press
    It almost feels like Parker had originally set out to make a horror movie — not that Hitler isn't already one of history's greatest monsters — but ended up toning down those elements for a more generic war drama with some supernatural elements.
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    Will DiGravioFilm School Rejects
    Balance is everything for a film of this size, and Burial never quite finds it.
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    Leo BradyAMovieGuy.com
    It’s all of the questions and threats of fear that make Burial an intense and often unpredictable film.
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