Rising from Ashes


Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
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  1. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    Aug 1, 2013
    Filmed over six years, “Ashes” is joyous and uplifting, full of spirit, memorable athletes (including Olympian Adrien Niyonshuti) and remarkable achievements, both big and small.
  2. Reviewed by: Andrew Schenker
    Jul 30, 2013
    Only a periodic focus on the troubled backstory of the team’s coach, American cyclist Jock Boyer, strikes the wrong note, distracting from a far more compelling tale.
  3. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    Jul 31, 2013
    Too bad, then, that Team Rwanda’s inspiring rise to prominence and eventual course triumphs are so thinly sketched that the film leaves the audience wanting more, in the most frustrating way possible.
  4. Reviewed by: David DeWitt
    Aug 1, 2013
    Rising From Ashes has the phantom limbs of missed opportunities.

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