Catch a Fire | Full Movie

Catch a Fire
  • PG-13
  • 1h 41m
  • 2006
Certified Fresh75%
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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.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Certified Fresh75%
Critics Consensus: No stranger to the political thriller, director Phillip Noyce tackles apartheid and terrorism with experienced gusto, while Derek Luke and Tim Robbins hand in nuanced performances.
I.E. Weekly
Amy Nicholson

Noyce is now the favorite filmmaker of your local Amnesty International

June 21, 2017
Time Out
Dave Calhoun

At its best when making the most of the conflicts at the heart of apartheid.

June 21, 2017
Rex Reed

Despite Mr. Noyce's attempt to achieve a sense of balance and restraint, the material covers an ov...

March 3, 2019
Orlando Sentinel
Roger Moore

Catch a Fire ignites, incites and informs as few other movies of the fall do.

March 3, 2019
Associated Press
Christy Lemire

Catch a Fire is confident enough to depict the battle from all sides.

March 3, 2019
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Gritty apartheid drama pushes PG-13 limits.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this complicated tale of political terrorism is intense and worthwhile viewing -- but it must have just barely escaped getting an R rating. Scenes of peril include characters being arrested, imprisoned, tortured, blindfolded, held under water, and torn from their families. There are guns and fighting throughout, as well as acts of terrorism that involve explosions, breaking and entering, and bombs being planted. Innocent people fear for their lives, and many die.

A Lot or A Little?

The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
Positive Messages
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Thriller, Drama
  • Release Date:October 27, 2006
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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