Metascore
69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    Jul 19, 2011
    70
    Riley shrewdly maintains focus on how the players co-opted the merciless tactics of their invective-hurling adversaries for their own, and the region's, self-actualization.
  2. Reviewed by: David Rooney
    Sep 11, 2013
    100
    Crisply shot and edited, with effective use of Ashutosh Phatak’s graceful music, this is a powerful documentary that demands to be seen by as wide an audience as possible.
  3. Reviewed by: Mike Hale
    Jul 22, 2011
    70
    It all adds up to an entertaining 88 minutes, despite the film's ramshackle construction and its once-over-lightly approach to political, cultural and athletic history.
  4. Reviewed by: Phil de Semlyen
    Jul 19, 2011
    60
    A treat for cricket fans who'll thrill to this nostalgic look back at one of sport's greatest teams.
  5. Reviewed by: Charles Gant
    Jul 19, 2011
    60
    This triumph-of-the-underdogs tale is enjoyable in the retelling, despite its repetitious hammering of the message.
  6. Reviewed by: Chris Cabin
    Jul 19, 2011
    38
    Perhaps because the Caribbean serves as its main setting, Fire in Babylon simply can't help but take it easy.

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