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Burn Reviews

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Jason Anderson
Toronto Star
May 2, 2013
An action-packed look at the men who do their best to keep Detroit from going up in flames.
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
December 14, 2012
These stories are moving, but what really distinguishes the film is the sense of an entire city giving in to self-immolation.
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Stephanie Merry
Washington Post
December 7, 2012
An emotional character study of a group of heroic, yet very human, individuals.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
November 8, 2012
The film makes you thankful for members of this macho breed, who relish risking their lives to save others.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Andrew Schenker
Village Voice
November 7, 2012
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.
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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
November 1, 2012
Vividly captures a year in the life of eastside Detroit's Engine Company 50.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5