Films: Kate Burton

Martyrs

  • 1 star
  • 2015
  • US
  • 1h 23min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Kevin Goetz/Michael Goetz
  • Cast: Troian Bellisario, Bailey Noble, Kate Burton
  • UK release: 4 April 2016

Lucie (Prishkulnik, later Bellisario) escapes from a place where she's been tortured and bides her time until she can get revenge. Drastically inferior, sanitised remake of the 2008 French original, ineptly directed and flimsily written.

Max Payne

  • 1 star
  • 2008
  • US
  • 1h 39min
  • 15
  • Directed by: John Moore
  • Written by: Beau Thorne
  • Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Beau Bridges, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Chris O'Donnell, Donal Logue, Amaury Nolasco, Kate Burton, Olga Kurylenko

Moore's abortive fantasy-thriller exemplifies everything that is wrong with console to big-screen crossovers. A bored-looking Wahlberg plays the haunted cop of the title, whose mourning over his dead wife and child is given focus when Max discovers corruption inside both the police force and the chemical-company where his…

Lovely by Surprise

  • 2007
  • US
  • 1h 38min
  • E
  • Directed by: Kirt Gunn
  • Written by: Kirt Gunn
  • Cast: Carrie Preston, Michael Chernus, Austin Pendleton, Dallas Roberts, Reg Rogers, Kate Burton, Richard Masur

Bittersweet indie comedy that works on three levels. 'Part of the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2007'.

Sherrybaby

  • 3 stars
  • 2007
  • US
  • 1h 35min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Laurie Collyer
  • Written by: Laurie Collyer
  • Cast: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Brad William Henke, Sam Bottoms, Kate Burton, Giancarlo Esposito, Danny Trejo

'TV movie of the week'-style social drama about a white trash jailbird who tries to reclaim her old life and child on release. A powerful lead performance from Gyllenhaal makes it almost worth the ride.