Metascore
82

Universal acclaim - based on 4 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Reviewed by: Gary Goldstein
    Nov 6, 2012
    80
    Vividly captures a year in the life of eastside Detroit's Engine Company 50.
  2. Reviewed by: Glenn Heath Jr.
    Nov 6, 2012
    88
    The endless scenes of burning buildings and macho posturing merely provide an action-driven context for the filmmakers to deal with more personal topics like loneliness and resiliency.
  3. Reviewed by: Stephen Holden
    Nov 8, 2012
    90
    For all the alarming statistics cited in the film, Burn is not a depressing movie. The firefighters interviewed are remarkably resilient men who talk enthusiastically about the adrenaline rush of their work. And the film makes you thankful for members of this macho breed, who relish risking their lives to save others.
  4. Reviewed by: Kristina Bravo
    Nov 6, 2012
    70
    In this lively and affecting documentary, filmmakers Tom Putnam and Brenna Sanchez show that Detroit is burning. Literally.

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