Lisa Schwarzbaum
November 03, 2006 AT 05:00 AM EST

Catch a Fire

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
PG-13
runtime
102 minutes
Wide Release Date
10/27/06
performer
Derek Luke, Tim Robbins, Bonnie Henna
director
Phillip Noyce
distributor
Focus Features
author
Shawn Slovo
genre
Drama

We gave it a B

In the South Africa of 1980, an apolitical black oil-refinery worker (Derek Luke) becomes the obsession of an antiterrorism investigator (Tim Robbins) — and the once-docile citizen turns into the very rebel the white minority feared. As much a taut action saga as a history lesson.

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