• Released
  • October 2, 2013
  • NR , 1 hr 28 min
  • Documentary
    Suspense/Thriller
  • 5 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: Prejudice, intolerance and fear can lead to unthinkable acts of violence.

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San Francisco Chronicle

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...
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100

New York Magazine (Vulture)

By David Edelstein
Osder has made a documentary that’s astonishingly in the present tense.
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100

Variety

By Ronnie Scheib
The brilliantly edited tapestry of actions and reactions exposes a pattern of prejudice and fear capable of infinitely repeating itself.
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90

Los Angeles Times

By Kenneth Turan
It earns its considerable impact by telling an unnerving story and leaving it, in ways both daring and effective, fundamentally unresolved.
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90

The New York Times

By Nicolas Rapold
Let the Fire Burn relentlessly sustains its tragic momentum.
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88

Boston Globe

By Peter Keough
In his eloquent, evenhanded, and meticulously constructed debut documentary, Jason Osder stirs the ashes of this tragedy and sheds new heat...
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88

Slant Magazine

An unnerving, all-archival account of Philadelphia citizens suddenly terrorized by the unchecked violence of rogue "law and order."
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80

Time Out New York

By David Fear
A first-rate piece of forensic filmmaking.
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80

The Dissolve

By Tasha Robinson
Let The Fire Burn is a fascinating look at official overreaction, government overreach, and the corrupting effects of prejudice on powerful...
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60

Village Voice

By Diana Clarke
There's never enough information.
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Rated NR