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The Burning Plain Reviews



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  • 63

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-TimesRoger Ebert

    Told chronologically, it might have accumulated considerable power. Told as a labyrinthine tangle of intercut timelines and locations, it is a frustrating exercise in self-indulgence by writer-director Guillermo Arriaga.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter

    An ambitious, visually handsome production which fails to ignite.

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  • 33

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyLisa Schwarzbaum

    The scenery (prettily captured by There Will Be Blood cinematographer Robert Elswit) is littered with heavy symbolism (fire! rain! dead birds!); the performances are merely heavy.

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