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Critic Reviews for Burn
An action-packed look at the men who do their best to keep Detroit from going up in flames.
These stories are moving, but what really distinguishes the film is the sense of an entire city giving in to self-immolation.
An emotional character study of a group of heroic, yet very human, individuals.
The film makes you thankful for members of this macho breed, who relish risking their lives to save others.
Burn captures the danger (and, yes, excitement) of putting out blazes, as well as the futility of dousing flames in a city rife with arson-and the struggles to maintain adequate funding in a wrecked economy that hits the public sector hardest.
Audience Reviews for Burn
Netflix 8/4/14 A sad commentary on a city, a cultural class and a political leadership that has overseen the decline of a major american city and the services it provides its citizens. A story that is both uplifting in the work of the firefighters and depressing in the environment they function in.
This movie delves into uncharted water, giving the audience a true view of the Detroit Fire Department. Focused on the lives of one fire house, Burn delivers a humanizing tale of courage, honor, and a passion for the job.
Critics have this 100% and viewers 94%. It's worth every bit of that and more. One of the best documentaries I've ever seen. Takes a look at the Detroit fire/EMS system and you can imagine with the economy/city in bankruptcy, the conditions for these guys are deplorable. Much is lost. Yet they rise above the ashes. Never found myself wanting to jump up and cheer at many documentaries.
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