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. 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.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
The film makes you thankful for members of this macho breed, who relish risking their lives to save others.Stephen Holden, New York Times, 11.08.2012
Vividly captures a year in the life of eastside Detroit's Engine Company 50.Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times, 11.01.2012
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.Andrew Schenker, Village Voice, 11.07.2012
An emotional character study of a group of heroic, yet very human, individuals.Stephanie Merry, Washington Post, 12.06.2012