Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Reviewed by: Boyd van Hoeij
    May 2, 2013
    90
    The unknown cast is aces, and Moshe inscribes his loquacious film in the Western tradition without overdoing the references to the classics.
  2. Reviewed by: Katie Walsh
    May 2, 2013
    83
    Dead Man’s Burden (the directorial debut of Jared Moshé) demonstrates just why film is important, simply by being beautiful. But beyond that, it’s also a moody, violent, classic, yet modern Western.
  3. Reviewed by: Eric Kohn
    May 2, 2013
    83
    Nothing about Dead Man's Burden reeks of homage to oaters of yore -- instead, Moshé has made a legitimate entry in a genre he clearly adores.
  4. Reviewed by: Mike D'Angelo
    May 1, 2013
    83
    It plays like the kind of movie you’d stumble onto watching TCM late at night and get sucked into against your will, amazed that something you’d never heard of, with no purchase in film history, could be this absorbing.
User Score
6.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jul 23, 2013
    9
    It is obvious this is an independent flick but it is a great one. Well acted, simple but not too simple, the characters are believable and theIt is obvious this is an independent flick but it is a great one. Well acted, simple but not too simple, the characters are believable and the story is good. And it had a great ending. Full Review »