The Burrowers
The Burrowers (2008)

When a family of Dakota Territory pioneers is violently abducted and a posse is assembled to venture into the badlands and rescue them, the frightening truth they discover in the hills leads them to believe man may not be the only hunter… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 1, 2008
DVD Release Date: April 21, 2009
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Critic Score: 73% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
John Anderson

The pacing is too pokey by half, and the payoff is a wrenching disappointment.

Lucius Gore

... proves once again that the old west still isn't the ideal place to set a monster movie.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a sporadically entertaining yet thoroughly ineffective misfire.

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Sean Axmaker
Stream on Demand

... a real western/horror/monster movie with a devoted frontier sensibility and loving nods to The Searchers.

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Keith Breese

rewarding both as a horror film and a period piece.

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Staci Layne Wilson

At his most placid, JT Petty can make Terrence Malick look like Guy Ritchie. But when he's not going full-'bore', his quiet, creepy brand of terror works on several levels.

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Simon Foster

Director J.T Petty's nasty romp followed up Alex Turner's Dead Birds (2004) and preceeded John Geddes Exit Humanity (2011) in the Old West/monster movie mash-up genre; it may well be the best of them.

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Brian Orndorf

Petty is pursuing a more measured, sympathetic take on demons that feast on the gelatinous innards of innocent victims, manufacturing a tediously wandering picture that craves substance while itching to entertain its absurd grindhouse sensibilities.

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Scott Weinberg

Sets you up for 'predictability' in both the western and horror departments, and then subverts those expectations time and again.

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Flixster Audience Score: 33% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
A missing family out on the Dakota plains 15 years after America's Civil War is reason for a riled search party hunt, sure that "them dammed… More
Cynthia S.
Decent creature feature, with several familiar faces in the cast. The creatures are interesting looking, but not really terrifying. The film is competent, but… More
Alex roy
I had heard many things about The Burrowers and I was intrigued by its idea. What I've seen here is a fine low budget affair, one that tells an engaging… More
_kelly .King
If you want a western creature feature with great cinematography, this is your flick. Decent but not memorable.
Ken Stachnik
A pretty solid horror western film. Plus Clancy Brown!!!!!
Dean McKenna
This is my second horror-western straight-to-DVD since <i>Tremors IV</i> as well as this is surprisingly good. This movie is really more of Western… More