Catch a Fire
Catch a Fire
- 1h 41m
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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
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.
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Common Sense Media
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.
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The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
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- Genre:Thriller, Drama
- Release Date:October 27, 2006
- Audio Format:5.1
- Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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