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Touched With Fire Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0
    60

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 60

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter John DeFore

    The film embraces ambiguity in the end, with a coda that places Marco and Carla on the same level but not in the same place. The scene's unsettled but peaceful mood seems an honest reflection of its characters' lives.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    Village Voice Alan Scherstuhl

    With high spirits and great tenderness, Dalio and his actors stir up what might be the greatest of youthful feelings: that as you get to know someone new, someone whose thinking rhymes with yours, you're also becoming ever more yourself.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    Variety Joe Leydon

    Potent performances by stars Katie Holmes and Luke Kirby, strong contributions by well-cast supporting players and an overall sense of understated verisimilitude offset the predictable aspects of the narrative.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    Los Angeles Times Katie Walsh

    Writer-director Dalio has firsthand experience with bipolar disorder, and his perspective sheds fresh light on the unique ways in which manic-depressive individuals experience love and creativity.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Leah Greenblatt

    Touched With Fire has something to say about a thorny, serious subject, but the light it shines doesn’t really illuminate anything new.

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  • 90

    out of 100

    The New York Times Stephen Holden

    Touched With Fire is an actor’s field day, and both Mr. Kirby and Ms. Holmes boldly meet the challenge of playing bright, high-strung artists struggling with depression.

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