Wednesday, April 8, 2009

99) The Burrowers (2008)

99) The Burrowers (2008) Dir: J.T. Petty Date Released (DVD): April 2009 Date Seen: April 8th, 2009 Rating: 2.25/5

Ironically, while the sound on my DVD of writer/director J.T Petty’s The Burrowers (2008), appropriately spiked every time something went boom or someone gasped, the same could not be said about anything in the film. Petty’s horror-western isn’t nearly as audacious as it should be and never rises above nor sinks past the level of mediocrity that makes you want to either like it or leave it. Petty’s cast, script and direction aren’t that bad, but they’re not that good either, which, for a film about a search party’s fight against a group of giant subterranean worm-things, is the biggest disappointment of all.

1 comment:

  1. Not even Tom Waits' cover of "All the Pretty Little Horses" could save this film; it plays over the end credits.