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
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Critic Score: 57% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter

Fans of Mr. Robot won't be disappointed in the least by this vehicle for Emmy-winning series star Rami Malek, which both fits in with Mr. Robot's delusion-prone paranoia and lets the charismatic actor stretch out in his first feature lead.

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Luke Y. Thompson
Nerdist

Doom and disorientation are omnipresent, but like Jonah/Buster, you'll want-nay, need-to press onward and discover the final revelation.

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Jordan Raup
The Film Stage

Buster's Mal Heart loses confidence as it proceeds, resulting in a journey of half-formed ideas that could've used as much focus as Malek's dead-eyed glance.

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Geoff Berkshire
Variety

Whether he's playfully interacting with his wife and daughter, or delivering a madman's rant to thin air, Malek has the range to be utterly charming, utterly creepy, or both at once.

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Kevin Jagernauth
The Playlist

More conceptually interesting than actually entertaining.

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Kenji Fujishima
Slant Magazine

Writer-director Sarah Adina Smith's film confuses narrative gimmickry for the sensitive evocation of an inner life.

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Victor Stiff
Film School Rejects

Buster's Mal Heart isn't a light watch. If you don't make an effort to keep up, the movie will leave you in its dust. Those patient enough to untangle Smith's topsy-turvy narrative structure will find an underlying beauty in her work.

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