What to Do in Case of Fire (Was tun, wenn's brennt?) Reviews

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July 24, 2005
April 12, 2004
January 24, 2004
Has an energy and enthusiasm that certainly works in fits and starts, but taken as a whole, it's a few explosions (and a lot of yearning) signifying very little.
November 6, 2003
October 15, 2003
The formula is executed with such efficiency that you can't help being entertained, right? Right? Jawohl!
January 3, 2003
It's like a "Big Chill" reunion of the Baader-Meinhof Gang, only these guys are more harmless pranksters than political activists.
September 27, 2002
You might not buy the ideas. But you'll definitely want the T-shirt.
September 13, 2002
Starts off with a bang, but then fizzles like a wet stick of dynamite at the very end. It's still worth a look.
September 12, 2002
In his U.S. debut, Mr. Schnitzler proves himself a deft pace master and stylist.
September 12, 2002
[Schweiger is] talented and terribly charismatic, qualities essential to both movie stars and social anarchists.
August 20, 2002
Thoughtful, even stinging at times, and lots of fun.
August 19, 2002
For a film that celebrates radical, nonconformist values, What to Do in Case of Fire? lazily and glumly settles into a most traditional, reserved kind of filmmaking.
August 16, 2002
An enthralling, entertaining feature.
August 2, 2002
July 28, 2002
It's all entertaining enough, but don't look for any hefty anti-establishment message in what is essentially a whip-crack of a buddy movie that ends with a whimper.
July 28, 2002
July 25, 2002
Interesting, but not compelling.
July 22, 2002
The movie strains to stay on the light, comic side of the issue, despite the difficulty of doing so when dealing with the destruction of property and, potentially, of life itself.
July 19, 2002
With recent tensions rekindled by the Kathleen Soliah trial and the upcoming trial of SLA members Emily and William Harris, not to mention Sept. 11, its difficult these days to appreciate Fire's bright side.
July 18, 2002
The notion that bombing buildings is the funniest thing in the world goes entirely unexamined in this startlingly unfunny comedy.
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