Woman on Fire is "just what a great social awareness doc should be — equal parts heartwarming and infuriating."
"Woman on Fire is a moving portrait of a New Yorker who’s never been afraid to run where she needs to go, regardless of the dangers that might be waiting for her on the other side."
Woman on Fire's subject Brooke Guinan is, "a superhero for the 21st century."
New York Times
Woman on Fire is part of "a rich season of documentaries" that "take full advantage of the genre’s possibilities."
Toronto Film Scene
Woman on Fire is "essential festival viewing". Brooke Guinan is "a smart, funny, and determined role model".
Eye for Film
Woman on Fire is a “remarkable portrait of a third-generation New York City firefighter”.
Hammer to Nail
"One of the many wonderful things about this movie is how it portrays the way that love can (and always should) overcome prejudice."
Woman on Fire "adds up to something more than a profile of a singular heroic person; it’s the story of a family that overcomes its initial anxieties to accept one of its own."
Pittsburgh City Paper
Woman on Fire is a “big-hearted” and “engaging” film about ““a pioneer for equal rights and respect." It is “an affirming go-girl story”.
"Of all the documentaries premiering at this year's DOC NYC festival, none may be closer to New Yorkers' hearts than Woman on Fire.”
Woman on Fire is "wonderful", "unique and intimate", and "an in-depth look at the polarized political and social forces in America today."