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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
November 20, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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 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.
December 8, 2006
A story of bigotry, hatred, rebellion, forgiveness and finally, healing.
Full Review | Original Score: B
November 26, 2006
A well-made and aggravating (in a good way) character study.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 18, 2006
The spark of the film's sentiments as an ordinary man is motivated to be proactive standing up for right, burns like a flame.
November 6, 2006
An explosive real life screen thriller. Derek Luke gives an Oscar-worthy performance.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
November 4, 2006
...tightly-paced thriller,...although the timing and motive of a movie that glorifies terrorism to achieve a political goal is suspect considering what's going on in today's world.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
November 4, 2006
'Catch a Fire' is a stirring political thriller with charismatic performances and sure-handed direction by Phillip Noyce.
November 4, 2006
A true story from apartheid-era South Africa, this moving and inspiring story has a heavy contemporary resonance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 3, 2006
An intensely personal film that effectively reduces its scope to a thrilling, brutal, individual story.
Read More | Original Score: B+
November 2, 2006
This is a gripping political thriller and Derek Luke has 'The New Denzel Washington' written all over him. Highly recommended.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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