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Rising From Ashes Reviews

September 12, 2013
Essentially a sports documentary with the look and feel of an ESPN program, "Rising from Ashes" nevertheless has broad, inspirational appeal on a human level.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 22, 2013
This is an inspiring tale of a nation, and a man, not wanting to be judged by past misdeeds.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 16, 2013
Engaging personalities and lively, good-looking assembly make T.C. Johnstone's inspirational sports docu a crowdpleaser.
August 16, 2013
This feel-good sports doc brings a little-known story to compelling life.
August 16, 2013
Ashes is joyous and uplifting, full of spirit, memorable athletes (including Olympian Adrien Niyonshuti) and remarkable achievements, both big and small.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 15, 2013
Though the subject inspires, Johnstone's treatment lacks focus and edge, falling back on platitudes, sentiment, and generalities when clarity is what is needed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 2, 2013
The sincerity and simplicity of the film ... lift it somewhat above the ordinary run.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 1, 2013
A film that lacks complex human dimension to fill out this likable if promotional tale of good will and achievement.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 1, 2013
Its story line is as positive and affirmative as the title indicates, but it turns out there are dramas going on in this documentary that you wouldn't initially suspect.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 1, 2013
Sports provide a path for redemption for both athletes and coaches in Rising From Ashes, a documentary whose power is diminished by uneven storytelling.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
July 30, 2013
Rising from Ashes is not just about a cycling team; it's a testament to what happens when human beings care for one another.
July 30, 2013
The movie crafts genuine drama from a nail-biter of an Olympic-qualifying race and authentic pathos from footage of Rwandans watching the Games' opening ceremony on television.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5