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Burn Country (2016)



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A former war correspondent in Afghanistan returns to the U.S. and settles in a small town in Northern California, where he lands a job with the local newspaper on the crime beat, but he quickly realizes the bohemian area has some secrets that certain people do not want disturbed.

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James Franco
as Lindsay
Thomas Jay Ryan
as Dmitri Sokurov
Ari Vozaitis
as Pyro Kid
Sharia Pierce
as Screaming Woman
Mose Portal
as Best Background Character
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All Critics (15) | Top Critics (9)

Mr. Rains, Ms. Leo and Mr. Franco are all so interesting that you wish they had more to bite into. But the film has a transfixing quality nonetheless.

December 8, 2016 | Full Review…

There's plenty of intelligence and atmosphere in play here - Adam Newport-Berra's fluid, textured cinematography is a standout, and the performances, especially Rains' charismatic portrait of someone scarred yet innocent, are engaging.

December 8, 2016 | Full Review…

The performances are first rate, particularly Rains' work in the lead role.

December 7, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

More of an interesting thesis than a compelling drama, but it's anchored by Rains' sturdy performance as a man whose open-minded curiosity about his new home disengages his natural wariness, for both better and worse.

December 7, 2016 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

The movie - at first scrappy and strange but an increasingly tough sit as it goes - never fixes its gaze on any singularly compelling idea.

December 6, 2016 | Full Review…

For a film that warns against believing in a mirage, Burn Country seems all too comfortable perpetuating one.

December 4, 2016 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

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