Reviews

Nov 5, 2020
Reminder that a con artist will always be a con artist even if they are caught.
Aug 15, 2020
It's told with a great deal of style and energy, distilling the complex anatomy of a cock-up into just over 90 minutes of brisk, mixed bag storytelling.
Jul 15, 2020
It is astounding. It builds every 10 minutes in terms of its ludicrousness.
Jul 7, 2020
A warning tale against the dangers of money, power, and social media. [Full review in Spanish]
Apr 27, 2020
This jaw-dropping doco about the high-end music festival that become a low-ball debacle is an absolute must-see.
Feb 21, 2020
Fyre doesn't flinch from how the Fyre Festival disaster hurt many of the people wrapped up in it. The incident may be a joke to many, but there was serious harm done beyond some millennials getting stuck on a beach.
Dec 11, 2019
It engrosses and fascinates, but never quite engages on an emotional level.
Dec 11, 2019
It's a gloriously watchable, often barely believable, documentary. You've simply got to see it.
Dec 11, 2019
At moments, its conspiratorial vibe feels like a friend sharing juicy gossip. But [Chris] Smith digs deeper to show the damage wrought by Fyre fest, and by [Billy] McFarland.
Dec 11, 2019
The film provides more than enough footage of the failed festival, and the lead-up to it, to give the narrative some nail-chewing zip.
Dec 11, 2019
Using deliberate pacing, creative narrative building, and wildly resourceful imagery, Fyre manages to transform its seemingly mundane subject into a tense slow burn with new consequences around every corner.
Dec 11, 2019
[Chris] Smith brilliantly uses the stories from his subjects to create a multi-faceted, unpredictable villain who refused to give up even after such an epic failure.
Dec 11, 2019
The movie is more than a bonfire of the inanities; it's a shrewd indictment of a dream gone spectacularly, criminally wrong.
Dec 11, 2019
What "Fyre" loses in comprehensiveness, it makes up for in immediacy; [Chris] Smith is eager to strike while the iron is hot, but he gives us just enough breathing room to step back and make sense of what happened from a wider perspective.
Dec 11, 2019
It's the perfect melding of groundwork-laying, commentary, comedy, tragedy and longform cinejournalism. It's a three-alarm indictment.
Dec 11, 2019
I sat watching Fyre in a state of amused disbelief (while, yes, occasionally taking the Lord's name in vain). There's not too many places to see this much madness, ego, greed, and full-on stupidity on display at the same time.
Dec 11, 2019
"Fyre" drills down on a story of [Billy] McFarland as a unitary figure of special malice, which feels both less interesting and less true.
Sep 14, 2019
[The guests] don't come off really well... You couldn't help but laugh.
Aug 19, 2019
What happened with Fyre is ultimately a subgenre of our larger crisis of epistemology. Fake news. Alternative facts. Post-truth.
Aug 18, 2019
Fyre shows that there are real people paying the price for Billy McFarland's actions...this gripping documentary emphasises the ramifications of his actions.