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Review: Free Fire 

Entertaining, but also gross.

click image Oh Brie, you can do better. - VIA IMDB
  • Oh Brie, you can do better.
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The plot of Free Fire is like a Syd Field screenwriting exercise: “Set a gunfight in one room. Make it last 80 minutes. One person lives.” The options include Armie Hammer as a cocky arms dealer, Cillian Murphy as the gun-buyer, Brie Larson as The Girl, Sam Riley as a dirtbag and Enzo Cilenti as the hothead who shoots him, setting off the gunfight. It’s in a warehouse with varied terrain—it gets hairy when both sides get fired on by a third set of shooters—and it has a breezy sense of humour, so it’s entertaining. But the longer it goes, the grosser it gets, fulfilling a horror-movie exploding-head fetish for director Ben Wheatley. Fun if you like this sort of thing, sad for Larson fans still smarting from Kong.





Free Fire
Rated 14A · 85 min. · 2017
Official Site: a24films.com/films/free-fire
Director: Ben Wheatley
Writer: Amy Jump and Ben Wheatley
Producer: Andy Starke
Cast: Brie Larson, Cillian Murphy, Armie Hammer, Michael Smiley, Sharlto Copley, Sam Riley, Jack Reynor, Enzo Cilenti, Noah Taylor and Babou Ceesay
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