Burning Palms Reviews

  • Burning Palms is too sick to attract the masses, but he's onto something subversively valid, and the film is never boring.

    Rex Reed — New York Observer

  • Making his directorial debut, screenwriter Christopher Landon struggles so mightily to offend that he forgets to supply a rooting interest in his characters.

    Peter Debruge — Variety

  • Christopher B. Landon's sordid anthology film never quite achieves the balance of melodrama and dark comedy for which it's aiming.

    Frank Scheck — Hollywood Reporter

  • Landon's sardonic view of human nature and deft filmmaking skills - plus a raft of sharp portrayals - keep the viewer from pondering the preposterousness of certain situations and instead encourages going along with the fun.

    Kevin Thomas — Los Angeles Times

  • Little sensitivity here, but the film's obsession with grim deeds and sinister turns of fate lends the five stories a welcome kick of ugliness, which is a fascinating screen sensation.

    Brian Orndorf — BrianOrndorf.com

  • Touching on taboo themes like rape, incest, and kinky bedroom exploits, Burning is a series of five Los Angeles-set short films that are only superficially provocative.

    Tim Grierson — Screen International

  • Evinces enough hatred of mankind to make Todd Solondz look like a dedicated humanist.

    Andrew Schenker — Slant Magazine

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