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Catch a Fire Reviews

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March 10, 2011
It doesn't quite have the adrenaline to be a great thriller, but Catch a Fire makes up for it with compelling characters and a genuinely important theme, skillfully told. There's not much else you can ask from a film than that.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
January 1, 2011
Gritty apartheid drama pushes PG-13 limits.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 7, 2010
If Derek Luke's performance is anything to go by, than we might just have the next great actor of this generation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
September 19, 2009
Movies like Catch a Fire are perhaps the most banal sort to write about.
Full Review | Original Score: 42/100
July 2, 2009
Noyce is now the favorite filmmaker of your local Amnesty International
Full Review | Original Score: C
June 21, 2007
...as the credits rolled, I did hope for more.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
April 23, 2007
Let us hope that Noyce's influence in Hollywood will help give this film the attention it deserves, and that his newfound activism will have some effect.
March 30, 2007
Sadly, it's all a bit of a Boer about 20 years past its sell-by date and tells us little we didn't know already.Catch a Fire's sluggishly paced plot refuses to come
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 23, 2007
Featuring excllent performances from Luke and Robbins, Catch A Fire is a mature, thought provoking film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 23, 2007
At its best when making the most of the conflicts at the heart of apartheid.
March 21, 2007
Revolutionary struggle in a film uniquely focused on an ordinary but remarkable man.
March 19, 2007
An intelligent thriller that effectively conveys the message that terrorism, even in apartheid-era South Africa, is rarely a black-and-white issue.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 9, 2007
Noyce's blockbuster tour of duty has equipped him with the skills to bring some of the 20th century's most resonant stories to the masses, dressed in the lean gloss of satisfying thrillers.
February 6, 2007
What biopics and issue-driven films could be if they had the guts to go beyond the easy answers.
January 10, 2007
Actually serves as little else but agitprop for South Africa's ruling party . . .
December 31, 2006
The danger with films like Catch a Fire is that it wields the past purposefully as propaganda without tipping off the audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
December 28, 2006
Apartheid revisited, less as a repugnant racist ideology than as an ethically ambivalent philosophy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
December 8, 2006
A story of bigotry, hatred, rebellion, forgiveness and finally, healing.
Full Review | Original Score: B
November 28, 2006
Though it was earnest in its heartfelt message, the film was not remarkable enough to make it memorable.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
November 26, 2006
A well-made and aggravating (in a good way) character study.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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