• PG, 1 hr. 58 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Nick Zano
    In Theaters:
    Sep 26, 2008 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jan 27, 2009
  • Sherwood Pictures

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Fireproof Reviews

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Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine

It's one of the funniest films I've seen all year and that was obviously not the intention. This was made for elderly folk who watch Oprah and Dr. Phil and only see 2 movies a year. Embarrassing.

Full Review Source: Sin Magazine | Original Score: 1/4

October 12, 2008
Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze

An evangelical bid to transform Satan's headquarters -- the multiplexes -- into ministries of religious healing between handfuls of popcorn, for Christian faithfuls. Though the actual target audiences are the sinners more likely to frequent blockbusters.

Full Review Source: NewsBlaze

September 26, 2008
Josh Rosenblatt
Austin Chronicle

The writing and directing Kendrick brothers, Alex and Stephen, have raised blandness and narrative predictability to the level of high art.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 1/5

October 18, 2008
Michael Hardy
Boston Globe
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With the production values of a straight-to-video cheapie and the script of a mediocre soap opera, Fireproof is good for just about one thing: dousing whatever flames might be left in your marriage.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 0.5/4

September 29, 2008
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly

People like Kirk Cameron apparently require Scriptural instruction about how to not act like a complete **** to your wife.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Weekly

October 29, 2008
Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
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Unfortunately, the emphasis on what God wants has a way of overwhelming who Caleb and Catherine are as characters.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

October 2, 2008
Jim Judy
Screen It!

Parental Content Review

Full Review Source: Screen It!

January 30, 2009
Ed Gonzalez
L.A. Weekly
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Fireproof stops becoming relatable to us all and only to the already, or easily, indoctrinated.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

October 3, 2008
Josh Larsen
LarsenOnFilm

As a companion piece to a Bible study group this may have some merit, but it doesn't belong in a theater.

Full Review Source: LarsenOnFilm | Original Score: 2/4

November 12, 2008
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Fireproof isn't merely preaching to the already converted; it's helping to further alienate the unconverted and the skeptical.

Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) | Original Score: 1/5

September 30, 2008
Scott Tobias
AV Club
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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 Source: AV Club | Original Score: F

September 29, 2008
Chris Willman
Entertainment Weekly
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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 Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C

October 1, 2008
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

...decently made, with good production values, sincere performances...

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 3/5

October 8, 2008
Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media

Christian-themed marriage drama won't grab kids.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 3/5

September 29, 2008
Peter T. Chattaway
Christianity Today

After a shaky start and a steady middle, the film ends on a genuinely moving note; the folks at Sherwood Baptist Church have made their most impressive movie yet.

Full Review Source: Christianity Today | Original Score: 3/4

September 29, 2008
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com

Geared for the same Christian audience that loved "Facing the Giants," it is another winner for the Kendricks brothers

Full Review Source: jackiekcooper.com | Original Score: 7/10

September 29, 2008
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

If you've never heard of "Fireproof," that could mean you are not a member of a faith-based community. On the other hand, it just might mean that you haven't stumbled upon this new release that packed Quad-City theaters over the weekend.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

September 27, 2008
Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
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This is a decent attempt to combine faith and storytelling that will certainly register with its target audience.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

September 29, 2008
Joe Leydon
Variety
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Cameron is genuinely compelling as Caleb, a work-obsessed firefighter on the verge of divorce from his neglected wife.

Full Review Source: Variety

September 29, 2008
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
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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
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