Burning Bush Reviews

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April 12, 2016
It's a massive story of secret heroism, perfect for pop cinema-and with Holland's film, the time for movies to explore it may be nigh.
August 31, 2015
In its focus on everyday citizens, Burning Bush kindles and then fans a flickering hope for the masses of individuals down and out, waiting and wanting to rise up, consumed not by hate or fear but a desire for a fairer system and better lives.
August 24, 2014
Political thriller, procedural, emotional drama and rousing cry for basic human rights and values, "Burning Bush" is a deep investigative look at gross abuses of power in late '60s communist Czechoslovakia and those that fought against it.
June 16, 2014
Beyond the history, keeps the focus intensely on the intimate and personal impact and political repercussions for those on all sides of Communist authoritarianism.
June 12, 2014
[An] absorbing, intelligent account of the fallout resulting from a young Czech student's symbolic self-immolation at the close of the Prague Spring [...]
June 10, 2014
[A] thoughtful, gripping, crisply acted new film.
June 10, 2014
It's tense, pained, unfailingly intelligent, and distinguished by the occasional visual flourish ...
June 10, 2014
Don't be daunted by its length -- this historically rooted poetical thriller based on the events of the Prague Spring has a rare intelligence and drive that make the hours fairly fly by.
June 10, 2014
'Burning Bush' is a rare accomplishment [...] and true to its HBO roots, it works as a fleet-of-foot juicy plot-delivery system.
June 8, 2014
The decentralized narrative benefits from the film's original conception as a miniseries, with plenty of time to draw us into the morass that was the communist state.
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