Fireproof (2008)

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Movie Info

A heroic fireman locked in a failing marriage accepts his father's challenge to take part in a 40-day experiment designed to teach both husband and wife the true meaning of commitment in this faith-based marriage drama starring Kirk Cameron and Erin Bethea. When he's battling blazes, Capt. Caleb Holt (Cameron) adheres to the old firefighter's adage about never leaving your partner behind; back at home, it's an altogether different story. Caleb and his wife Catherine (Bethea) have been married … More

Rating: PG (for thematic material and some peril)
Genre: Drama
Directed By: ,
Written By: Alex Kendrick, Stephen Kendrick
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 27, 2009
Box Office: $33.5M
Runtime:
Sherwood Pictures - Official Site

Cast


as Eric Harmon

as Ross Spencer

as James Turner

as Capt. Caleb Holt

as Catherine Holt

as Lt. Michael Simmons

as John Holt

as Wayne Floyd

as Terrell Sanders

as Cheryl Holt

as Diedre Harris

as Stephanie Mills

as Latasha Brown
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Critic Reviews for Fireproof

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (8)

Fireproof stops becoming relatable to us all and only to the already, or easily, indoctrinated.

Full Review… | October 3, 2008
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

Unfortunately, the emphasis on what God wants has a way of overwhelming who Caleb and Catherine are as characters.

Full Review… | October 2, 2008
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

You probably can't blame pastors moonlighting as moviemakers for wanting to pack their film with multiple messages, but the conversion subplot feels shoehorned into the more crucial marital doings.

Full Review… | October 1, 2008
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

While hardly sophisticated in its approach and certainly not polished in its technical elements, the film does get its heartfelt message across with undeniable sincerity.

October 1, 2008
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

In the history of marital discord in the movies, has there ever been a blander conflict than the one between firefighter Kirk Cameron and his goodly wife Erin Bethea in the dismal Christian-themed melodrama Fireproof?

Full Review… | September 29, 2008
AV Club
Top Critic

This is a decent attempt to combine faith and storytelling that will certainly register with its target audience.

Full Review… | September 29, 2008
New York Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Fireproof

I have no words for how bad this film is. The clumsy script is an insult to the message...and the acting is worse than sinful. Dimensionless, flat acting by an incompetent Kirk Cameron is notable. Does God really want people in marriages to be so emotionally deficient they blindly grasp at the ridiculous? I doubt even Jesus would forgive the film makers.

cchclaw
Christian C

Super Reviewer

I don't consider myself a religious person at all, and sometimes question if I really believe in God or Christianity. Therefor, in some ways I'm not really a target person for this, but in other ways it's a movie meant to register with someone like me with it's Christian messages. "Fireproof" is the story of Caleb(Kirk Cameron) and his wife Catherine(Erin Berthea) as their marriages begins to fall apart. She wants a divorce, he is unsure and then takes a 40 day "love dare" given to him by his father. The dare will hopefully lead them back together and help them build a relationship with God. The movie has a very meaningful message, and honestly never becomes too "pushy" about God. It's a movie designed for people to think about their own relationships and faith, and it really does accomplish that. However, the story is kind of cardboard, and the acting is downright horrible. Makes me wonder with all the actors who talk about God and thanking Jesus, why don't they make movies like that this, so they would be better and reach more people? Cameron is ok, but he's not a movie actor at all, he is perfect for sitcoms like "Growing Pains". Married people should give it a watch, just expect a good message, with poor execution.

Everett Johnson
Everett Johnson

Super Reviewer

½

An okay concept but poor script and acting let it down. Full review later.

TomBowler
Thomas Bowler

Super Reviewer

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