The Substance of Fire

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Released 1997

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The Substance of Fire

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Director:
Daniel Sullivan
Released:
1997
Rating:
R

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  • 70

    The New York Times Stephen Holden

    The film, to its credit, never tries to pluck your heartstrings. As it follows the Geldharts around New York, they are figures in a meditative dialogue on human values that reaches...

  • 60

    Los Angeles Times John Anderson

    But as Isaac, Rifkin is simply transcendent, giving what is the most accomplished performance of the year. He does not, however, have a completely successful movie around him.

  • 50

    Variety Lisa Nesselson

    But what presumably was powerful in Jon Robin Baitz's play has been diluted in opening it up for the screen.

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