Critic scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.
Whatever you may feel about each side, it's hard to watch as city officials order explosives to be dropped on the MOVE house (which has a bunker on top) - and then sit idly by as the resulting fire burns the entire neighborhood. You'll keep asking yourself: How did it come to this? And hauntingly, no one has any answers. Read full review
Osder has made a documentary that’s astonishingly in the present tense. Read full review
The brilliantly edited tapestry of actions and reactions exposes a pattern of prejudice and fear capable of infinitely repeating itself. Read full review
It earns its considerable impact by telling an unnerving story and leaving it, in ways both daring and effective, fundamentally unresolved. Read full review
Let the Fire Burn relentlessly sustains its tragic momentum. Read full review
In his eloquent, evenhanded, and meticulously constructed debut documentary, Jason Osder stirs the ashes of this tragedy and sheds new heat and light on such timely issues as the abuse of authority and the violation of the rights of citizens, especially the marginalized and powerless. Read full review
An unnerving, all-archival account of Philadelphia citizens suddenly terrorized by the unchecked violence of rogue "law and order." Read full review
A first-rate piece of forensic filmmaking. Read full review
Let The Fire Burn is a fascinating look at official overreaction, government overreach, and the corrupting effects of prejudice on powerful institutions. Read full review
There's never enough information. Read full review
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