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Lake of Fire Reviews

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October 12, 2007
The latest in a long list of hyper-politicized, sensationalistic documentaries that are high on scare tactics and shock value, but low on progressive discourse.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 10, 2007
Hardly seemed like the "definitive" film about abortion as it thinks of itself.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
November 17, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
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
October 5, 2007
Along with Kay's masterful compositions, effulgent black and white cinematography elevates the material over typical documentary filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 26, 2007
At 152 minutes, his film doesn't seem long, because at every moment something absorbing, disturbing, depressing or infuriating is happening.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 25, 2007
No one will have an easy time of it with Lake of Fire, a work of profound anguish centered on the abortion rights debate.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 19, 2007
Provides gruesome, incontrovertible images to complement its deliberations about morality.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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.
October 18, 2008
When the focus narrows to the personal, the film becomes undeniably powerful in its specifics.
October 3, 2007
One lesson of Lake of Fire is the galvanizing power of the visual image. Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words, and sometimes pictures are not enough.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
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
October 3, 2007
[The] film does nothing to advance the debate but does a great deal to show us what's at stake.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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
October 3, 2007
[A] passionate meditation on the fiery issue.
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
October 17, 2007
Kaye denies that his film has a political bias, but it does.
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.
October 25, 2007
This Lake is deep, dark and very disturbing as an in-depth look at passionate beliefs, shocking choices and an issue that may never be resolved.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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