Incendiary (2009)

A woman wrestles with grief, betrayal and redemption in this psychological drama from director Sharon Maguire. One afternoon, a young woman (Michelle Williams) sends her husband and young son off to see a football game, and while… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: February 6, 2009
DVD Release Date: May 5, 2009
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Critic Score: 22% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A solid performance from Michelle Williams isn't enough to save this well meaning, but disappointing, cliché ridden drama.

Dave Calhoun
Time Out

It ends up being a compendium of bizarre diversions, most of which are utterly surplus to the film's half-cocked desire to stick with the experience and emotions of its main character.

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Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film

If a member of cast could save a film, Michelle Williams would be the person to hire, since her central performance in this muddle of a movie is the only thing that stops it being unwatchable.

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Jamie McLeish

A promising opening and a stunning performance from Michelle Williams are not enough to rescue a film that jumps restlessly from genre to genre without doing justice to any of its individual stories.

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John Anderson

Aspires to so much it ends up being less than the sum of its parts.

Jason McKiernan

a well-made film featuring good actors and which tells an intimate story, but which tries to do too much and collapses under the weight of its own aspirations

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Kevin Maher
Times (UK)

The movie plunges straight down that treacherous black hole that exists between fact and fiction and the inability to replicate either.

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James Greenberg
Hollywood Reporter

Michelle William's riveting performance as the young mother makes it imminently watchable.

William Thomas
Empire Magazine

It's an atmospheric drama and a strong turn from Williams, but doesn't tell us anything about ourselves or the terrorists that we didn't already know.

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Peter Bradshaw

A big-hearted, well-intentioned but ultimately overstretched adaptation.

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Flixster Audience Score: 34% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Hunter
A woman whose husband and son are killed in a terrorist attack while she engages in a liaison with her neighbor becomes stuck in the throes of grief and regret.… More
Candy Rose
This movie was disappointing. It looked good with a good cast but the story was odd and weak. Michelle is married with a child but while she has a quick romp… More
Cast: Michelle Williams, Ewan McGregor, Matthew Macfadyen, Sidney Johnston, Nicholas Gleaves, Nicholas Courtney, Enzo Squillino Jr., Sasha Behar, Gavin Brocker,… More
Leigh Ryan
Graphic. Couldn't pull me away, I had to keep watching...
Dean King
A touching drama as a young mother tries to cope with the loss of her husband and son in a terrorist attack. Ewan McGregor and Michelle Williams team up again… More
Mouhannad Sawas
/ Incendiary / This film is about a woman who lost her husband and son in a terror attack. Her life goes into a mess as she deals with her loss and hunts for… More