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Dead Man's Burden

In 1870, homesteader Martha McCall wants to sell the family farm in New Mexico and move with her husband, Heck, to San Francisco. But the unexpected return of Wade, her brother who was presumed dead in the Civil War, throws her plans into turmoil.
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It's a strong debut for Moshe, who, with the exception of some of the oater dialogue, shows both a reverence for and a knowledge of the genre that's intriguing.
Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic  full review
 
Ponderous but lovely, simple but elegant, it should appeal to fans of Westerns.
Laremy Legel, Film.com  full review
 
Small in scale but with a grand visual ambition, "Dead Man's Burden" draws nourishment from its burned-out desert setting and ambling pace.
Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times  full review
 
Despite visual nods to dozens of classic Westerns, the film cannot break through with its own vision.
Miriam Bale, New York Daily News  full review
 
You never get over the feeling that you're watching modern actors play frontier-drama dress-up. It's a deathblow.
David Fear, Time Out New York  full review
 
A refreshing respite from filmmakers who believe the only low-budget option is to stay firmly ensconced in their own milieu.
Zachary Wigon, Village Voice  full review
 
A slow-burning oater that's not gun-shy when it matters, Dead Man's Burden reps an impressive first feature from producer-turned-helmer Jared Moshe.
Boyd van Hoeij, Variety  full review
 
An intense family drama that plays out as a low-key Western.
Justin Lowe, Hollywood Reporter  full review
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  • Release Year: 2012
  • MPAA Rating: NR
  • Runtime: 93 min
  • Available From: Jul 12, 2013
  • Queued by: 376 people
Directed By
Jared Moshé
Cast
Barlow Jacobs, Clare Bowen, David Call, Joseph Lyle Taylor, Richard Riehle, Jerry Clarke, Adam O'Byrne, Travis Hammer, Luce Rains
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