Pin It
Favourite

Review: Free Fire 

Entertaining, but also gross.

click image Oh Brie, you can do better. - VIA IMDB
  • Oh Brie, you can do better.
  • via IMDB
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

Now Playing

Free Fire is not showing in any theaters in the area.

What others are saying

  • Support The Coast

    At a time when the city needs local coverage more than ever, we’re asking for your help to support independent journalism. We are committed as always to providing free access to readers, particularly as we confront the impact of COVID-19 in Halifax and beyond.

    Read more about the work we do here, or consider making a donation. Thank you for your support!

    Pin It
    Favourite

    Comments

    Subscribe to this thread:

    Add a comment

    Get more Halifax

    Our Thursday email gets you caught up with The Coast. Sign up and go deep on Halifax.

    Coast Top Ten

    © 2021 Coast Publishing Ltd.