Burning Palms Movie Reviews

Burning Palms

Burning Palms

Release Date: Jan 14, 2011

Genre: ComedyDrama

Rating: (R)

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  • 4
    Burning Palms, Christopher Landon’s ambitious debut film, is about 5 Los Angeles residents who’s stories intertwine as they fall deeper and deeper into their often comedic fates. This film dives into the fragility and desperation of these anonymous LA resident’s lives. Shot on a very small budget, the five stories in the film makes it feel like five separate movies put together as one. At the same time, the way the director was able to intertwine each of the stories was brilliant. Currently, the movie is only released in LA and NY, but I have a feeling it will be released nationally soon enough. I am from Los Angeles and every one of these stories touched me because although I could not relate directly to them, there were some aspects of each of the stories that I really felt connected with me.
  • 4
    I really liked Burning Palms it was outrageous at times and it kept me on the edge of my seat. The movie consists of five different stories that unfolds in Los Angeles. My favorite story was “The Green-Eyed Monster” starring Rosamund Pike. It is a story about a lovely women meeting an evil 14 year-old daughter of her fiance. The story is a bit unrealistic but very entertaining and Rosamund Pike gives an excellent performance. She is definitely one of the most talented actresses of our time. I also really liked “This Little Piggy”, even though it was a twisted and kind of gross. Robert Hoffman and Jamie Chang give really good performances and draw the audience in. Overall, I thought that the acting in the film was excellent, in the same time it is not a surprise because the director chose brilliant actors. I recommend seeing this movie, you will enjoy the stories and the acting.
  • 2
    Burning Palms is a comedy directed by Christopher B. Landon set in Los Angeles. This movie has almost an infinite amount of stars, such as Zoe Saldana, Jamie Chung and Rosamund Pike and many others. The film explores every stereotype possible and it gets old in my opinion. The acting is very good but there are too many stories and too many famous faces in this film it feels forced and not funny enough. Rosamund Pike is wonderful, I started really liking her after Inglorious Bastards, she is one of those actresses that carry themselves with such a grace in every single film. I loved her in this movie as well, even though her character was a bit stupid in my opinion. I thought the movie was just O.K and I will probably forget about it after a week. I guess it is worth seeing for all the actors in it. Overall I thought the film lacked energy and I could not relate to any situations portrayed in this film.

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