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Burden

Burden
Burden
Burden
  • R
  • 1h 57m
  • 2020
Rotten52%
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Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker (The Butler, Black Panther) and Garrett Hedlund (Mudbound) star in a powerful and timely true-story of faith and love overcoming hate. Set in a southern community scarred from deep-rooted racism, an unlikely friendship forms when an African American reverend (Whitaker) helps a KKK member (Hedlund) leave the Klan. Produced by Academy Award nominated producer of Dallas Buyers Club.
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Rotten52%
Critics Consensus: Burden grapples clumsily with its undeniably worthy themes, but its honorable intentions -- and strong performances -- make it easy to forgive those flaws.
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Dramatic true story of redemption has racial violence.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Burden is based on real-life events that occurred in a small town in South Carolina in 1996. The story centers on Mike Burden (Garrett Hedlund), a troubled man who was influenced by Ku Klux Klan leader Tom Griffin (Tom Wilkinson). As they prepare to open a museum celebrating the Klan's legacy, racial tensions rise in their community. The movie includes disturbing race-related violence: People are badly beaten, and there's talk of lynchings. Expect to hear many racial slurs, including "coon" and the "N" word. Other strong language includes "s--t," "f--k," and "ass." Adults are taught to hate based on skin color, and there are scenes in which children are encouraged to be racist, too. But there are also moments of friendship that transcend race, and the movie has themes of compassion, empathy, humility, the power of love, and the influence of prayer.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:February 28, 2020
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
  • Screen Pass Eligible:No
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