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Catch a Fire

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Shot on location in johannesburg, cape town, and mozambique, this political thriller is based on the real-life story of patrick chamusso. The film takes place in south africa, spanning from the country


Studio Universal
SKU 203532116
UPC 025193206824
UPC 14 00025193206824
Format DVD
Release Date 4/2/2013
Rating Rating
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  1.85:1
Name Robbins,Tim
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Cast & Crew
Bonnie Henna - Actor
Derek Luke - Actor
Garry Phillips - Cinematographer
Jill Bilcock - Editor
Michele Burgers - Actor
Philip Miller - Original Music By
Phillip Noyce - Director
Ron Fortunato - Cinematographer
Shawn Slovo - Writer
Sydney Pollack - Executive Producer
Tim Bevan - Producer
Tim Robbins - Actor
ReviewSource ReelViews
Review It would be easy to dismiss Catch a Fire as yet another story of a heroic rebel fighting against an oppressive regime. That would be an accurate high-level description of the story, but it neglects the intangibles: solid acting, effective direction, and a plot that makes occasional (albeit minor) diversions from the expected path...Catch a Fire adds another brand of diversity to Noyce's cinematic bonfire. He's a director who can move smoothly from Hollywood (Patriot Games) to independent fare (The Quiet American), and who never shies away from controversial subjects or allegorical material. There aren't many directors who share that versatility.
Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 8
Review Timing is everything, and when it comes to Phillip Noyce's incendiary Catch a Fire, the timing couldn't be more perfect. On the face of it, it is just another historical drama limning a sorry chapter from South Africa's sorry apartheid past. But with so much current debate roiling over the morality and effectiveness of torture, the film is in the right place at the right time; not only does Catch a Fire capture the current zeitgeist, it's what lies at its very heart...Catch a Fire is both harrowing and hopeful, with a conclusion that is entirely too rushed. But what flaws it has are more than made up for in the performances - in those moments when the tension is at its highest and a historical drama morphs into a political thriller - and in what it adds to the ongoing debate.
Reviewer Pam Grady
ReviewRating 9
DVD, English, Spanish, French, Widescreen, Dolby, Dolby Digital (5.1)
Product Attributes
Actor Robbins,Tim
Label Mca Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Chris Kaltenbach, Baltimore Sun ...a tribute to the bravery that exists within everyone.
David Ansen, NewsWeek Luke has real movie-star power. He's enormously sympathetic...
Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor ...tense and thoughtful...

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