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
66%
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User Score
54%

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Critic Score: 66% 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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Michael A. Smith
MediaMikes

"Free Fire" doesn't serve a purpose other than to entertain and pay homage to late-night action movies of the 70's and 80's. It's certainly a movie that Quentin Tarantino would have watched at the video store he was employed at.

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews

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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Matthew Bond
The Mail on Sunday (UK)

The best thing on display here is the cast, which includes Cillian Murphy, Armie Hammer, Sharlto Copley and Brie Larson. But despite their best efforts, Wheatley continues to be hamstrung by his love of gore and general excess.

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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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Sarah Marrs
Lainey Gossip

Free Fire is the happiest a movie has made me since John Wick Chapter 2.

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Flixster Audience Score: 54% Flixster User Reviews
Michael S
The promotional campaign for Ben Wheatley's "Free Fire" had me convinced it would be the divisive filmmaker's first film to truly satisfy.… 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
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
Brendan Nicholls
This was a very unexpected film, I liked the dark humour and characters that inhabit the crazy storyline. The film won't appeal to everyone but I'll… More