Burning SandsDeep into Hell Week, a favored pledgee is torn between honoring his code of silence or standing up against the intensifying violence of underground hazing.Genre: DramaCountry: United StatesDuration: 96 minQuality: HDRelease: 2017IMDb: 6.1Keywords:
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Directors of "Burning Sands"Gerard McMurray
Creators of "Burning Sands"Christine T. BergGerard McMurray
Critic Reviews of "Burning Sands"RogerEbert.comMarch 10, 2017
You definitely come away from the experience with very mixed feelings about what you've seen and how it was presented, which feels just about right for a story like this one.Entertainment WeeklyMarch 09, 2017
There's something powerful even in its predictability-will things go too far? Does the Pope wear a pointy hat?-and in Jackson's fierce, quietly forceful performance.Los Angeles TimesMarch 09, 2017
In the absence of a more dramatically dynamic approach to that awfully familiar subject matter, "Burning Sands" proves neither as incendiary nor as challenging as intended.indieWireJanuary 30, 2017
McMurray successfully avoids stereotypes.RogerEbert.comJanuary 26, 2017
Gerard McMurray's drama has more ambition than last year's hazing drama [Goat], as well as interesting racial undertones that the other film did not.VarietyJanuary 25, 2017
The occasional heavy-handed or clumsy elements don't seriously impair a film whose high spirits, talented cast and luridly intriguing subject consistently entertain, even if they seldom truly surprise.EssenceApril 06, 2017
Burning Sands is a riveting assessment of freedom, compassion and what it means to think critically about the circumstances you may find yourself in.Blu-ray.comMarch 16, 2017
Distinct in its point of view, with co-writer/director Gerald McMurray creating terrific scenes of anxiety and confusion to help support a periodically disappointing feature.Common Sense MediaMarch 14, 2017
Violent movie about fraternity hazing; cursing, sex.GuardianMarch 10, 2017
There's a lingering pain as the credits roll, a reminder of the misconception that to be a real man, one must endure physical and mental pain inflicted by other men, similarly misunderstanding true masculinity.JWRMarch 10, 2017
Gerard McMurray's first feature shows remarkable skill and maturity as he unflinchingly tackles the subjects of familial love, pledging fraternities and underground hazing.Little White LiesMarch 10, 2017
Viewed as a cautionary tale about the dangers of hazing, Burning Sands dutifully does its job. As hard-hitting sociopolitical commentary, it falls short.
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