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Free Fire

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6.31 h 30 min201718+
Justine (Brie Larson) has brokered a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two Irishmen (Cillian Murphy, Michael Smiley) and a gang led by Vernon
Directors
Ben Wheatley
Starring
Sharlto CopleyArmie HammerBrie Larson
Genres
ActionComedySuspense
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio Languages
English
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Supporting actors
Cillian MurphyJack ReynorBabou CeesayEnzo CilentiSam RileyMichael SmileyNoah TaylorPatrick BerginTom DavisMark Monero
Producers
Andy Starke
Studio
STUDIOCANAL Ltd
Content advisory
Alcohol usefoul languagesexual contentsmokingsubstance useviolence
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4.2 out of 5 stars

687 global ratings

  1. 56% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 23% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 12% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 5% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 4% of reviews have 1 stars
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Armed_SirloinReviewed in the United Kingdom on 06 October 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
Utterly ridiculous
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I think it's important to manage expectation before going into Free Fire. Don't expect the next big action thriller, or comedy, or rom com, or anything really. Free Fire is utterly bonkers.

An arms deal goes bad, leaving two sides pointing guns at each other in an abandoned warehouse. All set on killing each other. The final hour of the film is devoted to both groups crawling around on the floor, putting an incredible amount of bullets into each other, and wise cracking over said hail of bullets.

It is guilty watching. It's good fun, and for 90 minutes you are reasonably entertained. If you're looking for a silly action film to watch one evening you could do a lot worse than Free Fire. 7/10, recommended.
9 people found this helpful
J. McDonaldReviewed in the United Kingdom on 05 March 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Free Fire.
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An excellent action comedy from director Ben Wheatley; superficially this is a great and entertaining black comedy about an arms deal that goes wrong, resulting in an increasingly bizarre shoot-out; technically, a fine ensemble cast, brilliant action choreography, special effects and sharp, humorous dialogue make this an enjoyable movie to watch more than once.
It's 70s American setting belies the fact that it's an entirely British made film shot in a disused factory in East Sussex.
The standard UK DVD has a commentary, a 15-minute “Making of “ featurette and interviews with the director and actors Cillian Murphy and Michael Smiley; English subtitles are available if required.
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David CooperReviewed in the United Kingdom on 19 December 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
That '10 minutes to kill' turned into 90 minutes of immersive cinema
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I did not expect that... did you?!

With it's one long scene spanning the entire film, the alternative narrative was going to be either a hard hit or miss. 2009's Rage, made entirely of close-up interviews, also took this gambit. But what is interesting in both cases, is how it is not the risky narrative styles, but the context around them, that decides whether they work or don't. It didn't for Rage. It REALLY DID for Free Fire.

The exposition is much subtler and blends in seamlessly with the goings on and conversations between characters, to the point that you start talking about things half way through that you didn't realise you had absorbed! The writers and actors all deserve a celebratory drink on the house for the realistic dialogue and characterisation brought to the performance. By the end they've made you forget that you've just watched a whole film about a single scene, as it's so immersive.

What this film also does well, is include comedy in places where it feel welcome and then it settles in at home to stay for the entire showing. Throughout, there is a black comedy vibe that works so well, despite the fact that you're watching murders, in a Fargo-meets-slapstick style.

You put it on for only the 10 minutes you have to kill and leave 90 minutes later a much more satisfied person.
3 people found this helpful
Massively DisappointedReviewed in the United Kingdom on 22 February 2021
2.0 out of 5 stars
Starts well, descends into chaos, ultimately disappointing
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The opening half hour is good, with snappy dialogue and an intriguing cast of characters, then the big shoot out starts and it goes on, and on, and on, with the cinematography and editing so shambolic that there's no sense of where the characters are in relation to eachother nor who is shooting at whom. After an hour I just wanted it to end. When I saw it was a 90 minutes film I expected this film to zip by, instead it dragged. The opening saves it from one star but this was dissatisfying on the whole.
3 people found this helpful
James HReviewed in the United Kingdom on 30 August 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
This film seems to divide opinion ...
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I am on the love it team. It is almost comic book in its execution, but with the exception of Brie Larson who may as well be plank of wood for all the personality she brings, the characters are engaging and colorful.
I can see why some people find it tedious, but I can only recommend it.
Decide for yourself.
2 people found this helpful
MattReviewed in the United Kingdom on 01 July 2018
2.0 out of 5 stars
A missed opportunity
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**Contains spoilers** There's not an awful lot here in terms of plot: arms deal goes wrong. That's essentially it. This wouldn't be a problem if there were other things going on: engaging characters, an interesting script, subtext. Sadly there's none of this and what we get is eighty-five minutes of people talking and shooting at each other. It's a shame as you get a sense that this could have been a good film if done slightly differently. As it stands though it's just... a bit dull.
6 people found this helpful
Salamander Crepescule.Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 05 January 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
Banal.
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Gunfight at the not so ok warehouse. Ridiculous nonsense. Basically a western in a warehouse with sacks and pillars for rocks. Somehow they managed to make the floor dusty for that ricochet effect. If you enjoy meaningless gun fire and tomato ketchup this is the film for you. I,on the other hand, want my money back
5 people found this helpful
eyeswideopenReviewed in the United Kingdom on 07 December 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
Can I have my 90 minutes back please?
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I'll admit, in 90 minutes I did laugh twice. Apart from that it was dull, oftentimes painful. An attempt at gangster comedy, only without the comedy. If you like dumb movies to switch your brain off to, this might be for you. Otherwise, pass.
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