Writing with Fire

critic Reviews

, 100% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Writing with Fire pays stirring tribute to the power of journalism -- and presents a chilling glimpse of the forces aligned against it.
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Robert AbeleLos Angeles Times
    A vital, stimulating dispatch from the frontlines of consequential citizen journalism...
    Read full article
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Devika GirishNew York Times
    At a time when the profession faces increasing dangers in India, the film's faith in the powers of grassroots journalism is nothing short of galvanizing.
    Read full article
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Sheila O'MalleyRogerEbert.com
    An urgent reminder of journalism's importance.
    Read full article
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Jenny NulfAustin Chronicle
    Writing With Fire is at its best when emphasizing the barriers these women have to overcome daily to fulfill their desires to be journalists, and showcasing the importance of Khabar Lahariya's work where corruption runs amok.
    Read full article
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Sheri FlandersChicago Reader
    With steely tenacity and persistence, these women place themselves into terrifying situations to interrogate corrupt police officers and potentially violent Hindu Nationalists, with a deft and skill not seen by many top network reporters.
    Read full article
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Kate ErblandindieWire
    The result is profound: Thrown into the thick of it, we are keenly aware of what's on the line. It must be a bit like being a Khabar Lahariya journalist.
    Read full article
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Dennis SchwartzDennis Schwartz Movie Reviews
    This is a feel-good story about a democratic country still dealing with the effects of its dreadful caste-system.
    Read full article
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Lisa TrifoneThird Coast Review
    Meera, Suneeta, Shyamkali and their colleagues are nothing short of inspirational.
    Read full article
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Avi OfferNYC Movie Guru
    An empowering, heartfelt and captivating documentary that's essential viewing for the sake of democracy.
    Read full article
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Roger MooreMovie Nation
    "Citizen journalism" at its most elemental and vital.
    Read full article