Free Fire
Free Fire (2017)

Bold, breathless and wickedly fun, Free Fire is an electrifying action comedy about an arms deal that goes spectacularly and explosively wrong. Acclaimed filmmaker Ben Wheatley (Kill List, High Rise) propels the audience head-on into quite… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 21, 2017
DVD Release Date: July 18, 2017
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Free Fire aims squarely for genre thrills, and hits its target repeatedly and with great gusto -- albeit with something less than pure cinematic grace.

Katie Walsh
Tribune News Service

Without soul or wit, we're left with nothing but bad Halloween costumes and artillery. Nostalgia never felt so bad.

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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out

Ben Wheatley shouldn't settle for becoming the next Guy Ritchie. For some reason, he'd like to.

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Alberto Sáez Villarino
El antepenúltimo mohicano

Wheatley has made an entertaiment from cinematographic violence, in which actions are devoid of any anthropological connotation, relegated to a merely choreographic dedramatized superficiality. [Full review in Spanish]

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James Berardinelli

For those who don't mind a little blood & gore and a lot of profanity, Free Fire is a superior alternative to the big-name, bloated action films hogging the largest screens in most multiplexes.

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Richard Roeper
Chicago Sun-Times

Armie Hammer has a gift for deadpan humor, and it's put to great use here. Cillian Murphy is the closest thing to a hero (or at least anti-hero we can root for) in the movie. Brie Larson is a gamer.

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Steve Persall
Tampa Bay Times

Free Fire empties its creative chambers long before the gunfire ends. It's populated by unappealing characters in a hamster wheel display of violence. After a while you wish everyone had better aim.

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Scott Marks
San Diego Reader

Cornfed curse words fuel a script that doesn't amount to much more than a hateful snatch of Tarantino's set-bound posturing, spiked with a blend of pre-Madonna, semi-intelligible Guy Ritchie oddballs.

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David Fear
Rolling Stone

If its clip gets emptied before the characters' ammunition runs out, the film still hits its target dead-center.

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Angie Han

The third-act shootout is a staple of a certain kind of film, but in Ben Wheatley's Free Fire it's essentially the entire movie. Against all odds, it works.

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Flixster Audience Score: 61% Flixster User Reviews
Nate Zoebl
I don't understand the praise and hype heaped upon filmmaker Ben Wheatley. He's got a nice eye for visuals but whenever I see his name attached as a… More
Jamie Clarke
A very simple but unique film, It's basically one giant shoot out after a arms deal goes south, The shoot out itself even though was very long was done… More
KJ Proulx
Films revolving around one location throughout its entire run time have always been hit or miss for me. Films like 127 Hours that work unique visuals in, in… More
Philip Price
"Everyone's from somewhere," says gun runner Vernon shortly after his introduction in director Ben Wheatley's (Kill List, High-Rise) Free… More
Glenn Gaylord
PECK AND PAW - My Review of FREE FIRE (2 Stars) British director Ben Wheatley sure does love the 70s and confined spaces. His last film, HIGH-RISE, featured… More
Shane Sackman
Free fire is a surprisingly successful dark action comedy. The whole movie is a sort of self-aware action film joke that seems to be equal parts nostalgia and… More