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Rebuilding Paradise (2020)



Critic Consensus: From the horror of natural disaster to the spirit summoned behind the titular effort, Rebuilding Paradise stirringly depicts one community's perseverance.

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On the morning of Nov. 8, 2018, a devastating firestorm engulfed the picturesque city of Paradise, California. By the time the Camp Fire was extinguished, it had killed 85 people, displaced 50,000 residents and destroyed 95% of local structures. It was the deadliest U.S. fire in 100 years -- and the worst ever in California's history. REBUILDING PARADISE, from Academy Award-winning director RON HOWARD, is a moving story of resilience in the face of tragedy, as a community ravaged by disaster comes together to recover what was lost and begin the important task of rebuilding.

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Critic Reviews for Rebuilding Paradise

All Critics (52) | Top Critics (12)

It's very inspiring. I really enjoyed it.

August 12, 2020 | Full Review…

Howard is especially sensitive to the way the community banded together after the disaster,

July 31, 2020 | Full Review…

Mr. Howard wants us to know that greater challenges lie ahead... Yet his documentary also dramatizes the resilience and resourcefulness we can bring to bear in meeting them. Calamity, the film says, isn't destiny.

July 31, 2020 | Full Review…

It's frequently gripping and finally very moving.

July 31, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

A gripping and moving story, even though it never quite lives up to its opening section.

July 31, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Howard is a skilled enough filmmaker to highlight that hope just enough to keep "Rebuilding Paradise" from being overwhelmed by loss.

July 31, 2020 | Full Review…
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