Spark: A Burning Man Story (2013) - Rotten Tomatoes

Spark: A Burning Man Story (2013)



Critic Consensus: Spark: A Burning Man Story offers a somewhat scattershot but still entertaining overview of the long-running festival.

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The stunning and provocative new documentary SPARK: A Burning Man Story provides an inside look at the Burning Man organization and the challenges it is facing as it grows in global recognition and popularity. (c) Spark

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Critic Reviews for Spark: A Burning Man Story

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (8)

Perhaps most surprising, even the festival footage is ho-hum. We feel a distance, instead of being flies on the wall. (Or should we say, on the desert floor?)

September 5, 2013 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Spark: A Burning Man Story isn't so much a story as a feature-length commercial for the annual hippie-courting festival held in Nevada's Black Rock Desert.

August 26, 2013 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

As a spectacle and as an idea, Burning Man is strange and beautiful.

August 22, 2013 | Rating: 3.5/5

Has some lively moments but falls short of expectations.

August 22, 2013 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

More time spent on the ground, and with the attendees, would have been ideal, especially since this may be as close as many viewers get to joining in.

August 16, 2013 | Full Review…

Since we can't all attend Burning Man, we can be thankful for "Spark," which is probably the next best thing.

August 15, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Spark: A Burning Man Story


The most captivating parts were the interviews with the founder(s) and behind the scenes of the DPW, and more time spent on those (and related) subjects would have elevated this movie. Entertaining / educational film nonetheless, and the high production value gives it a good boost over other BM docs.

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