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June 10, 2010
Doesn't aim to win converts or preach to the converted. His goal is rather to clear through the rhetoric, and look at abortion and its place in the American political dialog.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
Jennifer Merin
About.com
June 1, 2009
The film shows shocking footage of actual abortions in progress and the remains of aborted fetuses, as well as the appalling images of murdered abortion clinicians and the horrifying testimonies of pro-life fanatics who are convinced all abortionists shou
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Top Critic
Bob Mondello
NPR.org
October 18, 2008
When the focus narrows to the personal, the film becomes undeniably powerful in its specifics.
Sean Gandert
Paste Magazine
July 30, 2008
Lake's head-on confrontation of a problem most people simply wish to ignore is documentary cinema at its most raw and vital.
Cynthia Fuchs
PopMatters
January 17, 2008
As the U.S. elections media coverage becomes incessant, it's worth keeping in mind that actual listening to other "sides" can be enlightening.
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 16, 2008
An intense, sometimes sickening, documentary about the abortion issue in the United States which reeks of brimstone.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
December 20, 2007
The most striking footage is of an abortion; the next is of hateful and ignorant Americans
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies
December 14, 2007
Demands we throw out our preconceived notions and face the issue without walls to protect us.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
December 12, 2007
Doesn't quite feel as definitive as the filmmaker intended, although I can't imagine how any film on the subject could get closer than this.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
December 12, 2007
definitive documentary on the subject that is so gripping that every thinking person will be forced to confront core issues
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
December 10, 2007
Hardly seemed like the "definitive" film about abortion as it thinks of itself.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Top Critic
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
December 4, 2007
You may not leave the theater having switched sides, but you'll probably respect the other side more, and that in itself would be a victory for human life.
Top Critic
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
November 14, 2007
For all its provocativeness, Lake of Fire is not a shapeless movie, nor a politically irresponsible one.
| Original Score: 5/6
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
November 9, 2007
The astonishing feat of the documentary Lake of Fire is that it takes a topic about which everyone is always telling us what to think and manages to do justice to both sides. Or rather, all sides.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
November 9, 2007
Most of the footage... is at least a decade old - and the saddest commentary is that the discussion hasn't budged an inch.
| Original Score: 3/4
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
November 8, 2007
Fascinating but unsettling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Brian Tallerico
The Deadbolt
November 8, 2007
Lake of Fire doesn't tell you what to decide, it just gives you as much information as possible to make the choice yourself.
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
November 2, 2007
Kaye shoots in black and white, a stark reminder of how there is no middle ground when it comes to abortion in America... and also, perhaps, a bit of a cushion against the authenticity of Kaye's harsh vision.
Peter Sobczynski
eFilmCritic.com
October 29, 2007
It still provides viewers with a lot to think about and may even cause them to look at some of those with opposing views on the subject in a new light.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Shawn Levy
Oregonian
October 26, 2007
No matter where you stand on the issue, Kaye rattles you.
| Original Score: B+
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