Burning Bush Reviews

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.
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 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 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.
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
'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.