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  • Summary: A subversive tale that interlaces five stories set in Los Angeles, where no taboo is left unexplored as each character careens toward a dark and often comic fate. (New Films International)
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  1. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    Jan 17, 2011
    50
    Never quite achieves the balance of melodrama and dark comedy for which it's aiming.
  2. Reviewed by: Rex Reed
    Jan 13, 2011
    50
    Burning Palms is too sick to attract the masses, but he's onto something subversively valid, and the film is never boring.
  3. Reviewed by: Kevin Thomas
    Jan 13, 2011
    50
    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.
  4. Reviewed by: Peter Debruge
    Jan 13, 2011
    30
    Making his directorial debut, screenwriter Christopher Landon struggles so mightily to offend that he forgets to supply a rooting interest in his characters.
  5. Reviewed by: Chuck Wilson
    Jan 13, 2011
    30
    Built-to-shock anthology film.
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