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Fire in Babylon

  NR HD Closed Captioning

Stevan Riley

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Plot Summary

An underdog story of how one of the most gifted teams in sporting history triumphed over its colonial masters. A celebration of the power of sports as a vehicle for social change set to a reggae beat featuring Bob Marley and others.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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87%
  • Reviews Counted: 23
  • Fresh: 20
  • Rotten: 3
  • Average Rating: 7.1/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: 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. – Mike Hale, New York Times, Jul 22, 2011

Fresh: So much fun that you don't really have to understand much about the nuances of cricketing to get the point. – Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com, Apr 27, 2011

Fresh: 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. – Nick Schager, Village Voice, Jul 19, 2011

Fresh: Like all great documentaries, Fire in Babylon transcends its immediate subject matter to be a film with universal appeal. – Thomas Caldwell, Cinema Autopsy, Sep 14, 2011

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Customer Reviews

Cricket lovely Cricket

“Fire in Babylon,” depicts how important a role sports can play in the social development of human existence. Through the game of cricket the advancement of the Caribbean people from colonialism, South Africans from apartheid is highlighted. While becoming champions of world cricket did not solve the afore mention disadvantages, it demonstrated the capabilities of blacks to rise above said disadvantages and chart their destinies.
“Fire in Babylon,” combines Windies cricket highlights and commentary in a most entertaining fashion

— RickMentore, B'klyn, NY

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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Released: 2011

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