Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Trial by Fire tells a very interesting story but sadly not really in a way that engaged me, even if the ending was surprising. Based on a true story, Trial by Fire features lots of solid performances but needed a stronger hand behind the camera to tie it all together to make it feel less like two films stretched together. Pacing wise the film plods at points whilst skipping past other more important and relevant moments (such as the trial and investigation itself). It’s not a mess for sure but these issues don’t help you engage with, what could have been, an interesting film.
Best Bit: Solid performances
Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream
If You Liked this Try: Time To Kill, A Few Good Men, Summer Of Sam
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Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil’s Quick Capsule Review…