Burning ★★★½

Don't quite understand why critics handed out 5 star reviews like it was free candy for this film.

It's well made, good performances, great cinematography, but it just left me a bit like ok I guess...

But I definitely don't get why the adaptation of a 20 page short story needed to be 2.5 hours long. Does no one employ editors anymore?

I've read the Murakami story again after finishing the film and it left me with more of a lingering sense of mystery than this film did.