The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
For all the alarming statistics cited in the film, Burn is not a depressing movie. The firefighters interviewed are remarkably resilient men who talk enthusiastically about the adrenaline rush of their work. And the film makes you thankful for members of this macho breed, who relish risking their lives to save others.
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Slant Magazine

By Glenn Heath Jr.
The endless scenes of burning buildings and macho posturing merely provide an action-driven context for the filmmakers to deal with more personal topics like loneliness and resiliency.
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Los Angeles Times

By Gary Goldstein
Vividly captures a year in the life of eastside Detroit's Engine Company 50.
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Village Voice

In this lively and affecting documentary, filmmakers Tom Putnam and Brenna Sanchez show that Detroit is burning. Literally.
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82 out of 100
Universal acclaim
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