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Rising From Ashes Reviews

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Inspiring, tough-hearted documentary about the formation of the Rwandan cycling team in the wake of the 1994 genocide.

Full Review Source: 3AW | Original Score: 3/5

June 26, 2014
Aaron Yap
Flicks.co.nz

We're invited to bask in the achievements of Team Rwanda, but it's difficult to when confronted with the lingering intrigue surrounding Boyer's story.

Full Review Source: Flicks.co.nz | Original Score: 3/5

June 26, 2014
Paul Byrnes
Sydney Morning Herald

The film is beautifully put together, with slick editing and glossy photography. The beauty of Rwanda is astonishing.

Full Review Source: Sydney Morning Herald | Original Score: 4/5

June 19, 2014
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

The race footage is everything a cycling addict, or even a casual admirer, could hope for.

Full Review Source: East Bay Express

September 26, 2013
Jamie S. Rich
Oregonian

File it under the subgenre 'feel-good documentary.' Rising from Ashes is simple, direct and ultimately uplifting.

Full Review Source: Oregonian | Original Score: 3/5

September 19, 2013
Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
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Essentially a sports documentary with the look and feel of an ESPN program, "Rising from Ashes" nevertheless has broad, inspirational appeal on a human level.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 12, 2013
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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This is an inspiring tale of a nation, and a man, not wanting to be judged by past misdeeds.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

August 22, 2013
Brian Orndorf
Blu-ray.com

A few gaps in the narrative do little to tarnish the impact of this stirring tale, which offers big heart and quick feet to those in the mood for a story that reinforces the power of the human spirit.

Full Review Source: Blu-ray.com | Original Score: B

August 21, 2013
Dennis Harvey
Variety
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Engaging personalities and lively, good-looking assembly make T.C. Johnstone's inspirational sports docu a crowdpleaser.

Full Review Source: Variety

August 16, 2013
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
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This feel-good sports doc brings a little-known story to compelling life.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

August 16, 2013
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
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Ashes is joyous and uplifting, full of spirit, memorable athletes (including Olympian Adrien Niyonshuti) and remarkable achievements, both big and small.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3/5

August 16, 2013
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

This team [Team Rwanda]...had something to prove and T.C. Johnstone does a solid job in chronicling their journey from the bottom to the top of their sport.

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: B-

August 11, 2013
Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
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The sincerity and simplicity of the film ... lift it somewhat above the ordinary run.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 2, 2013
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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Its story line is as positive and affirmative as the title indicates, but it turns out there are dramas going on in this documentary that you wouldn't initially suspect.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

August 1, 2013
Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International

...the story behind Rising from Ashes is so moving and compelling that the documentary's shortcomings seem inconsequential.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

August 1, 2013
Daphne Howland
Village Voice
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Rising from Ashes is not just about a cycling team; it's a testament to what happens when human beings care for one another.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

July 30, 2013
Andrew Schenker
Time Out New York
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The movie crafts genuine drama from a nail-biter of an Olympic-qualifying race and authentic pathos from footage of Rwandans watching the Games' opening ceremony on television.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 3/5

July 30, 2013
Kam Williams
AALBC.com

An inspirational illustration of how the Olympics came to serve as a unifying step in terms of exorcising the demons ever haunting Rwanda's grisly killing fields.

Full Review Source: AALBC.com | Original Score: 3/4

July 29, 2013
Eddie Cockrell
The Australian

So while the subjects explored in Rising from Ashes are worthy of contemplation, the methodology of doing so puts the brakes on the film's ability to inspire and persuade.

Full Review Source: The Australian | Original Score: 2.5/5

June 25, 2014
Peter Keough
Boston Globe
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Though the subject inspires, Johnstone's treatment lacks focus and edge, falling back on platitudes, sentiment, and generalities when clarity is what is needed.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 15, 2013
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