Burning Bush Reviews

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August 7, 2014
Just because Eastern Bloc period pieces are almost always stately and elegiac doesn't mean a largely compelling movie like this shouldn't still manage to surprise us once or twice over the course of four hours.
July 24, 2014
Enthralling ...
June 13, 2014
Holland never risks overlooking the hardship that comes with being on the right side of history. "Burning Bush" is a riposte to the idea that there's anything beautiful about dying for your beliefs.
June 12, 2014
Elegantly scripted with an edge of biting gallows humor by Stepan Hulik, Burning Bush blends an intimate domestic drama with a thrilling Cold War procedural ...
June 11, 2014
An absorbing docudrama that maintains a gratifying equilibrium between hope and cynicism.
June 11, 2014
"Burning Bush" really isn't intended for American viewers, and you may need to do a little homework or scramble to keep up. Generally speaking, it's highly worth it.
February 25, 2019
The opening is sensational and, as if the narrative weren't compelling enough, [Agnieszka] Holland keeps trying to top it for the rest of the movie with a hectic, hyper dramatic camera style.
November 18, 2017
... inert and has no sense of flow, and this despite the wavy dramatic effect caused by the three-part scrunching.
March 29, 2017
Brilliant, ambitious, and moving.
May 22, 2016
... a return to form for Holland, whose great films of the eighties and nineties (Angry Harvest, 1985, Europa Europa, 1990) combined the political, social and personal with a fiery volatility.
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