Lake of Fire Synopsis
A filmmaker documents the issues of abortion, showing graphic images of what exactly is at stake.
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New York Magazine (Vulture)

By David Edelstein
Lake of Fire centers on abortion, but Kaye understands that while dead fetuses are the hook, the agenda covers the whole life cycle.
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90

Variety

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An extraordinary docu achievement. Handsomely filmed on silvery 35mm and high-definition by Kaye himself, the shrewdly edited picture...
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88

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
After 152 epic minutes, ‘Lake of Fire’ comes down to this: If you’re not living this woman’s life, maybe you shouldn’t tell her what to do.
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88

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Does find a spot closer to the middle than most.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
This is a brave, unflinching, sometimes virtually unwatchable documentary that makes such an effective case for both pro-choice and...
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83

Portland Oregonian

By Shawn Levy
The longer it goes on, the less your mind settles. You may not believe in a hell in which a lake of fire rages, but we live in a nation and...
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

Smart, visually appealing, and consistently engaging.
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75

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
A great abortion documentary might leave you guessing which side of the debate the director was on. Lake of Fire is not that film, but it...
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
By the end of Lake of Fire, you know full well you’re in the presence of a deeply conflicted filmmaker, bound to make all sides uneasy,...
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
It's impossible to watch Tony Kaye's theatrically supercharged, equal-opportunity button-pusher without experiencing a welter of emotions...
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