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Fire In The Blood Reviews

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January 30, 2014
This infuriating documentary by Dylan Mohan Gray chronicles the long battle to make generic ARVs available to poor African countries, which big pharma resisted because cheap drugs would undermine their bloated pricing here in the U.S.
January 14, 2014
"Fire" clearly and succinctly reports on efforts to circumvent drug patents and provide millions of Africans suffering from HIV with antiviral drugs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
September 13, 2013
By presenting facts without sensationalising the issue, this is a frightening depiction of the shocking disparity between the world's haves and have-nots, and also of the injustice created by unfettered capitalism.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 7, 2013
A powerful wake-up call. It will make your blood boil.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.1/10
September 6, 2013
Watch the film if and when you can. Hopefully the information in this film will reach the masses and the disgust at the situation, still ongoing, will prompt true change.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
September 6, 2013
This virtuous stance is not unusual for issue-based documentaries, but a film with such illuminating content deserves a more artful vehicle for its moving message.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 3, 2013
Only Gray's reliance on bland visuals and recourse to the conventional talking-heads docu-template dull the power of his imperative exposť.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 3, 2013
The film's sources maintain impressive composure in relating the repeated obstructions, sophistries, and obfuscations they faced, but their frustration is palpable.
Top Critic
September 3, 2013
A basically constructed but rivetingly researched examination of the global fight for affordable antiretroviral therapy against Western pharamaceutical companies.
May 2, 2013
Fire In The Blood quite simply makes for stark, sobering, moving and ultimately shocking viewing.
February 26, 2013
Only an unthinking monster could leave the cinema unmoved and unenlightened.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 25, 2013
[An] insightful and quietly angry documentary about the way "Big Pharma" profiteering has been responsible for the preventable deaths of millions of impoverished people.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 24, 2013
The film is a testament to human decency and a damning indictment of laissez-faire capitalism.
February 22, 2013
It is the emphasis on cold, hard facts that makes Fire In The Blood so warmly compelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 21, 2013
The pharmaceutical giants make a horribly racist defence for their African misdemeanours in a solid piece of reportage.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 21, 2013
An illuminating angle on a forgotten crisis.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 20, 2013
An enlightening film with plenty to say, though the voiceover is frustratingly monotonous and the score is quite flat.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 20, 2013
If the film sags a little under the weight of information, it never loses sight of the individual suffering and courage which makes the story so significant.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 20, 2013
Showing a remarkably firm hand for a first-time director, Gray skilfully guides us through a sea of statistics concerning those dying from the disease and archive footage and recollections of the time, while building a cast-iron case against Big Pharma.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
February 17, 2013
Gray's technique is effective, catching the moment one Indian scientist, Yusuf Hamied, stood up and got the moral ball rolling.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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