Things We Lost in the Fire
Things We Lost in the Fire (2007)

A woman who lost her husband in a random act of violence and a heroin addict who was a lifelong friend of the dearly departed discover that the beloved husband and friend's unfortunate passing is actually a blessing in disguise in Open… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: February 13, 2008
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Critic Score
64%
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User Score
73%



Critic Score: 64% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Things We Lost in the Fire is a well-acted, beautifully filmed reflection on love, loss, addiction and recovery from life's obstacles.

Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

Things We Lost in the Fire is certainly not a comedy, but it is definitely mordant with its two Big Themes: Loss and Addiction, both treated in a singularly heavy-handed manner, for which I blame primarily Mr. Loeb's screenplay.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The movie is an engrossing melodrama, and it has its heart in the right place.

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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

Every trace of maudlin evaporates in one of Del Toro's lopsided grins.

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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News

Berry gives a riveting performance, but as a deeply decent man trapped in a hell of his own making, Del Toro gives the kind of career performance Berry gave in Monster's Ball.

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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post

Things We Lost in the Fire veers away from the real and hard and toward the fantastic.

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

You can't manufacture honest sentiment.... So, I'd have to call the movie a noble miss.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

It's very strong.

Claudia Puig
USA Today

Its deliberate pacing may put some viewers off, as will the bleakness of the subject matter, but it's worth seeing, mostly to soak up the complex shades of Del Toro's performance.

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Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

The best part of the film is del Toro's performance, a junkie jumble of many layers, glued together with a deep seated humanity that reaches out to us.

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
Bruce Bruce
Took me 4 days to watch this movie, just was so boring, but after seeing it, I know I am a Jerry, not a drug user I'm just a very depressed person with no… More
Jake ....
This is definitely a film of lost potential. The cast is great, and they all give incredible performances - Alison Lohman, especially. I'm surprised she… More
Lady D'arbanville
An emotional, powerful story of grief, addiction and love. Excellent performances from Halle Berry and Benicio Del Toro, perhaps both their best roles to date.… More
Al S
Benicio Del Toro and Halle Berry give strong, outstanding and emotionally charged performances. Del Toro is perfect, he never over acts and never misses a note.… More
Lanning : )
I kept wanting more. A spark. A fire to erupt and totally engross me, suck me into the story. I wanted to feel like I wasn't just watching a movie; I… More
Conner Rainwater
It's a moving story. Benicio Del Toro gives a great performance, but that's about it. Outside his acting and the premise, there is nothing… More

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