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An action-packed, award-winning film exploring human struggles, hope and personal courage in the face of overwhelming odds. From executive producer Denis Leary, this riveting and inspiring film spends a year with Detroit firefighters, who are charged with the thankless task of saving a city many have written off as dead. With vast stretches of abandoned buildings, the highest arson rate in the country, and a budget crisis of epic proportions, these brave men and women risk injury, disablement, and death to try and make a difference for the city they call home. The firefighters’ worst fears are realized when a charismatic young fireman is devastatingly injured on the job. The brotherhood is tested when the city turns to new a new fire commissioner to shake up the system with hard-line decisions and drastic, often controversial measures. Closer than you’ve ever been, BURN takes you into the fires and into the lives of those who fight them in the most overworked and worst-funded fire department in the United States.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 15
- Fresh: 15
- Rotten: 0
- Average Rating: 8.0/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: The film makes you thankful for members of this macho breed, who relish risking their lives to save others.
Fresh: Vividly captures a year in the life of eastside Detroit's Engine Company 50.
Fresh: Burn captures the danger (and, yes, excitement) of putting out blazes, as well as the futility of dousing flames in a city rife with arson-and the struggles to maintain adequate funding in a wrecked economy that hits the public sector hardest.
Fresh: An emotional character study of a group of heroic, yet very human, individuals.
Shout out to DFD from Kalamazoo. Much respect, brothers.
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This film shows what the firefighters of Detroit do on a daily basis. These guys knowingly risk their lives without support from their own city government while their city is burning down around them. Watch this documentary from the same view these guys have while they perform their duties… You will have a new found understanding what firefighters do on daily basis. Watch it… You won't regret it!!
This film shows the struggles that many fire departments face in today's political and financial climate.