Written December 09, 2012
Burn was the absolute best documentary i have seen in a very longtime.
This isn't some historical documentary about something that happened years, decades, or centuries ago , this is a current story. This is happening RIGHT NOW! as i sit here, typing this review, the DFD is putting their lives on the line to save our great city.
Yes, they are Heroes, they save people, they risk their lives for people, but they are also HUMAN. They get injured, they have bad days, some even die. This is something i think isn't really portrayed in films about firefighters and pollice: the HUMAN side.
Overall i think this is an amazing story that absolutely NEEDS to be told.
Written July 29, 2014
I have not been to the movie for years! This was an excellent film. Very professionally done and truly should be seen by everyone. I would definately see it again.
Written July 26, 2014
This documentary was very well done & captivating. You really felt like you knew the characters at the end of the film. Obviously more of a draw for a specific audience, but a great film!
Written December 12, 2012
This was very well done it shows that the Firefighters are not the bad guys in the city's budget problems. They are willing to stay and fight for their city with very little help from the city. They are good people I love them all. This was a well done move and I would see it again.
Written July 29, 2014
This documentary tells the story of the Detroit Fire Department and the problems they face from a decreasing budget and an increasingly decaying city. It's family friendly, but it won't appeal to kids under 10 or 12 years old or so.
Always consider the source; Denis Leary was Executive Producer, and he has family ties and strong sympathy for firefighters. Therefore, you won't find balance, or equal amounts of information on both sides of the budget equation, or on both sides of the tension between Dept. vs. City, either. What you will find, though, is an intimate portrait of individual firefighters, simple yet complicated, brave yet fully aware of the risks involved in their chosen profession.
It's a well-done movie, and the fact that it also raises funds for local firefighter charity continues the pull on the heartstrings. It's a frightening picture, and it should be seen by anyone who has a personal stake, however great or small, in what's happening in the City of Detroit.