Firestorm (1998)

This Chris Soth screenplay is directed by Dean Semler, the Oscar-winning Dances With Wolves cinematographer who also did cinematography for Waterworld and Last Action Hero. The film's action hero is Howie Long (Broken Arrow), Fox Sports… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 7, 1998
DVD Release Date: December 18, 2001
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Critic Score: 12% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Firestorm failed to ignite ex-pro footballer Howie Long's career...or anything else for that matter.

Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

In movies, as in life, you take your warmth where you can find it, but this particular wienie roast is bound to leave you cold.

Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

It is just a run-of-the-mill action movie.

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Steve Rhodes
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When the film isn't using some stock footage of actual forest fires, the simulated ones look hokey.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...boasts an old-fashioned sensibility that benefits from several surprisingly thrilling set pieces...

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Elspeth Haughton
Apollo Guide

It's fast, simple-minded action with a lot of corny dialogue, preposterous circumstance and good looking people.

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Christopher Null

Well, it coulda been a LOT worse.

Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

No one should mistake Firestorm for a "quality" motion picture. It's not, and it wasn't designed to be.

Elias Savada
Nitrate Online

This film isn't apt to light your fire and it's doubtful it will ignite much action at the box-office.

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Elliott Stern
Film Journal International

The action movie for which the term 'by the numbers' might have been coined.

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Flixster Audience Score: 26% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
So ex-NFL player Howie Long got his big action man break in the Travolta thriller 'Broken Arrow' in 1996, this inevitably lead to his own specially… More
Marcus Woolcott
Something went badly wrong here. What was supposed to be a so-so action flick starring someone who plays baseball (or something), turned out to be a… More
Bruce Bruce
II am not much of a TV Movie or a Howie Long fan. Reason I watched this Movie was because Suzy Ames was in it and I am trying to watch all her movies, though… More
Dean McKenna
Good and dangerously action of firestorm. Sometimes spectacular and often hailariously corny, but gosh darnit, occasionally educational. For instance, did you… More