Great Balls of Fire
Great Balls of Fire (1989)

Until its last ten minutes or so, this filmed biography of controversial recording star Jerry Lee Lewis plays like a live-action cartoon. As played by Dennis Quaid, "the killer" is a very mixed-up individual: a saintly sinner, a… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: June 30, 1989
DVD Release Date: June 4, 2002
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Critic Score: 63% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Brian Orndorf

Fire is a fascinating, often terribly compelling failure. Much like Lewis's life, I suppose.

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Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

Average biopic.

Widgett Walls

Quaid nails it. Just nails it.

Steve Crum

Underrated Dennis Quad performance as rocker Jerry Lee Lewis.

Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

Dennis Quaid actually manages to make Jerry Lee Lewis likeable.

Nell Minow
Movie Mom

Ryder and Quaid seem to be in two different movies, but Baldwin is brilliant.

James Plath
Movie Metropolis

Quaid is surprisingly good and has plenty of fun in this musical biopic.

Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal

Vastly entertaining biopic.

Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

An outrageous bio-pic with Quaid over the top as Jerry Lee Lewis

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Flixster Audience Score: 53% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
I loved this biography movie, and I don't usually like biopics that much. The actors are fantastic, and it's full of all the great songs from Lewis.… More
Candy Rose
Movie about the life of Jerry Lee Lewis from his rise to stardom and his downfall after marrying his 13 year old cousin. He wanted to be bigger than Elvis but… More
Tim Salmons
Ok movie.
jay nixon
Quaid is almost clownish in his awful impersonation completely ruining the film.
Cindy I
OK, but unlike biopics where the actor "tranforms" into the character (Coal Miner's Daughter, Ray), Dennis Quaid didn't BEGIN to convince me… More
xGary Xx
Dennis Quaid's larger than life portrayal of the larger than life Jerry Lee Lewis and the songs are the main appeal of this glossy biopic, which has it has… More

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