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Ratings & Reviews

  1. ShawnD's rating of the film Burning Bush, Parts 1 & 2

    I'm a sucker for personal stories presented against great historical upheaval like Doctor Zhivago, The Unbearable Lightness of Being and Reds, so I'm predisposed to liking the Burning Bush. It's not up to the level of the aforementioned classics but engaging all the same. Credit goes to Holland for keeping the story moving even though at its center, it's about a cipher.

  2. David R Williams's rating of the film Burning Bush, Parts 1 & 2

  3. mpho3's rating of the film Burning Bush, Parts 1 & 2

    Outstanding. Parts 1 & 2, progress from depicting the ripple effects of a revolutionary action into a taut thriller...

  4. klofter's rating of the film Burning Bush, Parts 1 & 2

    Really good! This is far from being a feast for the eyes but the storytelling (in the grand tradition of European TV movies) is great here. A slow-burner historical thriller, there is a lot to chew on here. So much so, in fact, that the character development sometimes lags a little behind, but the main story is so compelling that not much else is needed, really.

  5. Marco Della Motta's rating of the film Burning Bush, Parts 1 & 2

  6. Dan's rating of the film Burning Bush, Parts 1 & 2

    Just all around solid. Would definitely recommend watching if you are interested in anything about Communist Europe, or love a good film involving a lot of politics.

  7. petercameron's rating of the film Burning Bush, Parts 1 & 2

    Terrific. Beautifully filmed and acted and very engaging and moving.

  8. Loz Loory's rating of the film Burning Bush, Parts 1 & 2

    Blown away by how amazing this series is. So intelligently done, without needless expository dialogue. A terrifying portrait of people maneuvering in a deadly grey society, where everything you see or hear can be denied or fabricated, where your existence can easily be erased. The music is exceptionally well done, and all the acting is phenomenal. Every bit as powerful as "Europa, Europa."

  9. Linn's rating of the film Burning Bush, Parts 1 & 2

    Incredibly strong TV drama set against the backdrop of the events that unfolded after the Prague spring, in particular the self-immolation of Jan Palach and several other students in protest of the occupation by the Soviets. Holland shows in unexcited, but passionate scenes, how resistance is crushed in societies in which people cannot trust each other anymore and in which everyone can lose everything at any time.

  10. Omus's rating of the film Burning Bush, Parts 1 & 2

    Thougtful, deliberate, beautifully photographed and incredibly well-acted. Burning Bush educated me on a part of world history that I knew very little about.

  11. John Tuohy's rating of the film Burning Bush, Parts 1 & 2

    Riveting film. Watch it before it leaves MUBI.

  12. Armando's rating of the film Burning Bush, Parts 1 & 2

    an amazing film that feels like a documentary, visually much more powerful than any Spielberg's Bridge of Spies, which feels so conventional in comparison.

  13. Kevin's rating of the film Burning Bush, Parts 1 & 2

    The importance of the Holland film is not its technical aspects, but its historical fact, those familiar with history know, as Martha Gellhorn describes in “Stricken Field,” a historical novel about the Czechs and Sudetenland in WWII. Between 1938 and 1968 how much changed? It doesn’t look like much. The thing that stands out is the unity of the people apart from the government against enormous odds.

  14. Chris Gillespie's rating of the film Burning Bush, Parts 1 & 2

    Gripping and brilliant historical drama that examines the power dynamics of espionage and revolution. Top notch cinematography. Such a pleasant surprise to see it here on MUBI.

  15. Joshua Paolino's rating of the film Burning Bush, Parts 1 & 2

    Engrossing and powerful look into life--and resistance--during the dark days of the Iron Curtain era.

  16. Stefan Drees's rating of the film Burning Bush, Parts 1 & 2

    An exceptional high quality TV production with fine cinematography and well-developed characters.

  17. Roscoe's rating of the film Burning Bush, Parts 1 & 2

    Admirable in damn near every way, involving from start to finish. Impeccable filmmaking.

  18. Genadijus L.'s rating of the film Burning Bush, Parts 1 & 2

    The most famous Polish female director A. Holland successfully captures both political context, personal drama of the main characters and beautiful portraits each sides of these events that relates not only for Czech nations, but for al Eastern and Central Europe. Outstanding cinematic reflection for one of the most important period of XXth century.