Blessed by Fire (Iluminados por el fuego) Reviews

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Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
May 4, 2007
The film equivalent of an adult contemporary song.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Christopher Campbell
Cinematical
September 18, 2007
For an event rarely thought about outside of its involved countries, the film is a remarkable achievement.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Prairie Miller
WBAI Web Radio
March 21, 2007
As a Falklands vet is faced with the brutal realization of the tragic futility of war and its aftermath, old wounds are opened and bleed metaphorically into the present.
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Julia Wallace
Village Voice
March 21, 2007
Tristán Bauer's new war movie has an even more bitterly ironic title in Spanish: Iluminados por El Fuego or Enlightened by Fire.
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
March 21, 2007
Tristan Bauer's film portrays the Falklands War in 1982 as a mismanaged, vainglorious spasm of nationalism.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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March 21, 2007
Illuminated by Fire is a watchable if none-too-penetrating analysis of the traumatizing effects of a war largely forgotten.
Lewis Beale
Film Journal International
March 22, 2007
Even though Blessed by Fire is undoubtedly well-made and sincere in its efforts to shine a light on this farcical episode, it also doesn't add anything to the "war is hell" genre.
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
March 21, 2007
The battlefield sequences unfold with surreal horror, while the human bonding in the foxholes emerges tenderly.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Louis Proyect
rec.arts.movies.reviews
March 22, 2007
Bitter recollections of Argentina's ill-fated attempt to win control of the Malvinas from Great Britain.
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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
March 22, 2007
The morbid and gripping war film Blessed by Fire is well worth a look.
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