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Rucavanné van Wyk’s review published on Letterboxd:
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Burning is a slow burn, but it does indeed burn. It might feel like there is not a lot of character building going on, and Jong-su's ever confused face and lack of giving prompt answers to others does add a potential feeling of aimlessness if the audience member tries to look for too much which is not really given. It is the unanswered questions such as what book is Jong-su writing, or more importantly why is he writing it; how did Ben get so rich and what happens with all of the women after he is done with them that really should force audience members to tie in meaning to the intrigue. The film certainly is impactful and creepy at the end if not anything else.
Steven Yeun really surprised me with this performance in a really good way!