Total Film - 04/01/2009 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]ense and atmospheric....Charlize Theron's fabulous, dead-eyed performance as Sylvia, the Portland restaurant manager hell-bent on trashing her life with promiscuity, reels you in..."
Los Angeles Times - 09/18/2009
"Powerful, profound and beautifully rendered, THE BURNING PLAIN plays like a good novel that was superbly adapted for the screen..."
Guillermo Arriaga, the scribe behind Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's BABEL and 21 GRAMS, directs this drama that follows the fortunes of many different characters. THE BURNING PLAIN moves between the stories of two girls trying to help their troubled parents, a Portland woman (Charlize Theron) seeking redemption, and a couple struggling with the aftermath of infidelity.