Buster's Mal Heart
Buster's Mal Heart (2017)

In this bold thriller peppered with dark humor and interlocking mystery, an eccentric mountain man is on the run from the authorities, surviving the winter by breaking into empty vacation homes in a remote community. Regularly calling into… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 28, 2017
DVD Release Date: July 18, 2017
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Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Julie Hinds
Detroit Free Press

Smith's eye for arresting images is as strong as Malek's gift for being both present in the moment and lost in his character's anxieties.

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Bruce Demara
Toronto Star

Smith's idiosyncratic style isn't going to please everyone, but she deserves top marks for bold ideas and storytelling.

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Blake Crane
Film Pulse

Neither the abstract or literal elements resonate and the beats of Buster's Mal Heart are confined to an echo chamber.

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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

Whatever wavelength the quietly riveting Malek and the equally intriguing Sheil are on, they're on it together.

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Matthew Lickona
San Diego Reader

Happily, the weirdness is not for its own sake, and the story, while scrambled, is anything but incoherent.

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Pablo A. Scholz

... a film so different from what we usually see... [Full review in Spanish]

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Johanna Schneller
Globe and Mail

If you appreciate a writer/director and actor who swing for the fences and chase after big questions ... this has a dreamlike beauty that may catch you in its spell.

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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

It's a confident weirdness that "Buster's Mal Heart" boasts as it dissects a damaged soul for signs of what's eternal and what's triggered when a man breaks in two.

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Robert Koehler
Cinema Scope

For all the technique on display (Josh Bissett's sound and Mister Squinter's electronic music rattles and screeches), this picture of a disturbed man is a lot like following a maze of bread crumbs that leads you back right where you started.

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