Beast of Burden (film)

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Beast of Burden
Directed byJesper Ganslandt
Produced by
  • Paul Schiff
  • Mary Alde
  • Michael Diamond
  • Jake Shapiro
  • Dan Reardon
Screenplay byAdam Hoelzel
Music byTim Jones
CinematographyMichael Barrett
Edited bySherwood Jones
  • Paul Schiff Productions
  • Alde Entertainment
  • WYSJ Media
  • MGMT Entertainment Productions
  • Coastal Film Studios
  • Aperature Media Partners
  • Peak Distribution Partners
Distributed byMomentum Pictures
Release date
  • February 23, 2018 (2018-02-23)
Running time
90 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$33,313[1]

Beast of Burden is a 2018 American action film written by Adam Hoelzel and directed by Jesper Ganslandt.[2] The film stars Daniel Radcliffe, Grace Gummer and Pablo Schreiber. The story follows a pilot who must deliver cocaine across the Mexican border for his final run as a drug smuggler.[3] The film was simultaneously released in limited theaters and on video-on-demand in the United States on February 23, 2018 by Momentum Pictures.


Sean Haggerty (Daniel Radcliffe) is a pilot who transports cocaine across the United States border.[4] Over the course of his final day on the job, he must successfully navigate both the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Cartel, while simultaneously salvaging his fraught marriage.[4]



The film had a limited theatrical release on February 23, 2018.[5]


On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 33% based on 6 reviews, and an average rating of 4.9 out of 10.[6]


  1. ^ "Beast of Burden (2018) - Financial Information". The Numbers. Retrieved February 2, 2019.
  2. ^ Turan, Kenneth (February 22, 2018). "'Beast of Burden' strands Daniel Radcliffe in an airbound thriller with no landing plan". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 4, 2018.
  3. ^ Capatides, Christina (February 16, 2018). "In "Beast of Burden," Daniel Radcliffe trades in his broomstick for a plane". CBS News. Retrieved April 4, 2018.
  4. ^ a b Ford, Rebecca (October 20, 2016). "Daniel Radcliffe to Star in Action-Thriller 'Beast of Burden'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 4, 2018.
  5. ^ Lawrence, Derek (January 17, 2018). "Daniel Radcliffe is a drug mule caught in the middle in Beast of Burden trailer". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved April 4, 2018.
  6. ^ "Beast of Burden". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved April 4, 2018.

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