Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom Reviews

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April 10, 2019
Winter on Fire isn't a perfect documentary, but it is a perfect example of the power of the people can bring about change when they rally to overthrow a president who doesn't serve their best interests.
November 11, 2017
While the film's informational value is almost non-existent, its emotional knobs are turned up to the max.
October 24, 2016
Winter on Fire omits key facts, which results in an audience whose understanding of Ukraine's history, politics, regions, sociological makeup, and languages is extremely limited (or nonexistent) receiving a one-sided view of developments in Ukraine.
July 10, 2016
The act of gathering these narratives into one place is of obviously clear value. But that's the starting point of journalism, not the end.
February 17, 2016
This is what a revolution in the 21st century looks like. Spoiler: The power of ridicule when Facebook journalists are watching is vast.
February 11, 2016
Plays out like a harrowingly bloody, real-life "Les Miserables."
January 21, 2016
This is a heavy documentary where the director and his team became actual war correspondants... you can't miss it. [Full review in Spanish]
January 20, 2016
Extremely accessible, but also often thrilling. If you were never entirely up to date on what was actually happening in Ukraine two years ago, Evgeny Afineevsky's film is an excellent starting point.
January 11, 2016
The toughness and determination of these Ukrainian people is very inspiring. However, at the end of the film, it is noted that many times more people have died since the revolution in the following Russian-Ukrainian conflicts.
January 8, 2016
This powerful documentary puts faces and feelings onto distant politics and provides vital background on what's at stake for the people of Ukraine.
January 4, 2016
'You are there' documentary chronicling just how quickly a civilization can collapse into chaos and revolution.
December 17, 2015
This is a Jerry Bruckheimer approach to televising the revolution.
November 29, 2015
Captured the revolutionary spirit of the Ukrainians.
October 17, 2015
{An] all-too-brief, meticulously researched, and deeply jarring account of the Ukrainian people's uprising ... an absolute must-see.
October 14, 2015
Being able to bear witness firsthand to this three-month struggle is an incredible privilege, albeit a heartbreaking one.
October 13, 2015
Brutal but inspiring docu about 2013-14 Ukrainian uprising.
October 10, 2015
To watch 'Winter on Fire' is to watch a revolution in progress.
October 9, 2015
Gets the street fighting and the voices of the participants right but little else. Ukraine still needs a documentary that includes scholarly experts as well as footage of fighting on the barricades.
October 9, 2015
Though the film is limited by a point of view that's too polemically reductive, the idealistic, difficult, sometimes lethal struggles it covers are undeniably revelatory and moving.
October 9, 2015
...one of the more astonishing, action-packed, eye-opening films I have ever seen...a revolution shot by the revolutionaries as it happens with phones and Go Pros and also professionals...a lot more exciting than any action movie you will ever see.
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