What to Do in Case of Fire (Was tun, wenn's brennt?)
What to Do in Case of Fire (Was tun, wenn's brennt?) (2001)

What to Do in Case of Fire is a stylish German comedy from director Gregor Schnitzler. A 20-year-old bomb goes off in an abandoned mansion in present day Berlin, and all the evidence implicates a a group of anarchists that planted the… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: July 19, 2001
DVD Release Date: November 12, 2002
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

You might not buy the ideas. But you'll definitely want the T-shirt.

Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

Thoughtful, even stinging at times, and lots of fun.

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Scott Weinberg
Apollo Guide

Has an energy and enthusiasm that certainly works in fits and starts, but taken as a whole, it's a few explosions (and a lot of yearning) signifying very little.

Jane Sumner
Dallas Morning News

In his U.S. debut, Mr. Schnitzler proves himself a deft pace master and stylist.

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Jonathan Curiel
San Francisco Chronicle

An enthralling, entertaining feature.

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Jurgen Fauth

The formula is executed with such efficiency that you can't help being entertained, right? Right? Jawohl!

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Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly

[Schweiger is] talented and terribly charismatic, qualities essential to both movie stars and social anarchists.

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Megan Turner
New York Post

It's all entertaining enough, but don't look for any hefty anti-establishment message in what is essentially a whip-crack of a buddy movie that ends with a whimper.

Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

It's like a "Big Chill" reunion of the Baader-Meinhof Gang, only these guys are more harmless pranksters than political activists.

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Flixster Audience Score: 84% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
I enjoyed this movie. The fact alone that a major studio in Germany would back a movie about old friends (who were anarchist squatters no less) who reunite… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]"What to Do In Case of Fire" begins in 1987 when a group of six anarchists plant a bomb in Berlin. The bomb goes unexploded… More