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

July 24, 2005
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.
October 15, 2003
The formula is executed with such efficiency that you can't help being entertained, right? Right? Jawohl!
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 2, 2002
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.
July 18, 2002
This is a picture that Maik, the firebrand turned savvy ad man, would be envious of: it hijacks the heat of revolution and turns it into a sales tool.
July 18, 2002
Schnitzler's film has a great hook, some clever bits and well-drawn, if standard issue, characters, but is still only partly satisfying.