Catch a Fire

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Released 2006

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Director:
Phillip Noyce
Released:
2006
Rating:
PG-13

From the Director of Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger comes Catch a Fire, an action packed journey of sabotage, corruption, alienation and murder. Academy Award winner Tim Robbins (Mystic River, The Shawshank Redemption) and Derek Luke (Glory Road, Friday Night Lights) star in this suspense thriller based on a true story. Set against a country in flames and two cultures at war, Catch a Fire is the gripping account of the spark that ignited a man, inspired a revolution and united a country.

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  • 70

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    The young American actor (Derek Luke) gives such an intense, passionate performance as South African Patrick Chamusso that he just about dares you not to be involved with the tale ...

  • 60

    Variety Todd McCarthy

    Stories of resistance to oppression will never become obsolete, but this feels like a picture that should have been made a long time ago.

  • 50

    The New York Times Manohla Dargis

    It's a film that wants to play as if it were ripped from today's headlines, but has been shredded into near incoherence.

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Thrillers, Historical