Burning Man
Burning Man (2012)

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… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 27, 2012
DVD Release Date: November 27, 2012
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Critic Score: 74% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Andy Webster
New York Times

Foodies looking for a good cry, bon appétit.

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Brian Orndorf

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.

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Tom Clift

As a complete package, Burning Man is very good, but a little too pristine to be great.

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Benjamin Mercer
Village Voice

Burning Man leans heavily on a scrambled chronology, and likewise feels tonally mixed up, but it certainly does keep you guessing.

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Fiona Williams

Teplitzky replaces meaningful silences and emotive strings with frenetic energy and alternate scene takes...

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Jason Di Rosso
MovieTime, ABC Radio National

The emotional payoff is undermined by the structural play -- a strategy that distracts rather than enhances.

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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter

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.

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Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews

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.

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Julie Rigg
MovieTime, ABC Radio National

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 64% Flixster User Reviews
'Burning Man'. Matthew Goode is commanding in this tale of love and loss, told in disjointed fashion. The car crash was a thing of beauty.
Walter M.
"Burning Man" starts with Tom(Matthew Goode), a cook, failing to be able to masturbate to orgasm in front of Lesley(Kate Beahan). His day only gets… More