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Burn! Reviews

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Adam Lippe
March 5, 2012
If there's a better filmic explanation for how people can justify exploitation and colonialism, I don't know what it is.
Emanuel Levy
July 28, 2011
As a follow-up to Battle of Algiers, Burn! is a flawed film, but it's worth seeing for its tone of outrage and provocative ideas about colonialism, big business, and slavery.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
April 18, 2008
It seems timeless in its shrewd political and economic observations. It is as relevant today as it was then.
Full Review | Original Score: B
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
November 12, 2005
...despite a number of positives...Burn! nevertheless remains oddly aloof...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Shawn Levy
December 17, 2004
A fascinating museum piece from an era in which art and radical politics often mixed to vital result.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
October 15, 2004
Pontecorvo's pointed 1969 drama of the politics of war feels surprisingly timely.
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
October 15, 2004
I don't think Queimada is as great a movie as Battle of Algiers, but it retains its vitality, its outrage, its savagery and its spirit.
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Elliott Stein
Village Voice
September 21, 2004
A flawed, but intriguing work, it offers, here and there, proof of Pontecorvo's gift for ecstatic epic filmmaking.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
June 2, 2002
It's a clunky political drama that features a cynical and unscrupulous Marlon Brando.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Michael Dequina
December 20, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 7, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
April 14, 2008
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
June 30, 2007
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Derek Adams
Time Out
February 9, 2006

May 14, 2005
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
June 4, 2002
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