Movie Recommendation: Free Fire (2016)

Quote from Free Fire by Ord: “The only thing a girl needs to stay warm in Los Angeles is a flexible outlook.”

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Producers: Eugenio Derbez, Ben Odell, Erica Oyama, and Mike Upton

Director: Ben Wheatley

Writers: Amy Jump and Ben Wheatley

Cast: Sam Riley, Brie Larson, Cillian Murphy, Armie Hammer, Babou Ceesay, Enzo Cilenti, Noah Taylor, Patrick Bergin, Michael Smiley, Mark Monero, etc

Rating: R for strong violence, pervasive language, sexual references, and drug use

Running Time: 1 hour and 31 minutes

Free Fire is a movie you will either love or hate. How exciting can two handfuls of people be in a warehouse with guns and different motives? You know people are going to get shot: some will die and some will live. There isn’t tension beyond the obvious and the pacing is steady. While the ending is sort of predictable, there is enough quality acting and interesting dialogue to keep you entertained. The acting from every cast member was good. You get used to the yelling and the rapid gunfire. You want to know who survives and who dies. I’m not going to spoil the ending, but don’t blink too much or you will miss who gets shot and where on the body. This movie was a nice diversion from the rapid fire Marvel and DC movies being spit out from the studios. I watched The Great Wall around the same time, and the fact I’m recommending this and not the former says a lot.

Pisaries Creator rates Free Fire at 85%

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