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Fire With Fire (2012)


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Nov 6, 2012

Lionsgate Films

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Josh Duhamel fails to set the screen ablaze as a California firefighter who becomes an unlikely vigilante avenger in this very routine action thriller, but he gets no help from a damp squib of a script.

September 22, 2013 Full Review Source: Movie Talk
Movie Talk

If action B-movies are your thing then this is just about worth searching out.

March 17, 2013 Full Review Source: Fan The Fire
Fan The Fire

The result is breathtakingly dumb with absolutely zero redeeming features.

March 10, 2013 Full Review Source: Scotsman

Although it's probably the biggest movie yet to emerge from rapper 50 Cent's production outfit, this damp squib still has "straight to DVD" stamped all over it.

March 8, 2013 Full Review Source: Radio Times
Radio Times

It looks like a dozen others of its kind and hasn't a smidgeon of distinction about it anywhere, except that Willis has given up his various wigs and thus looks more like his true grizzled self.

March 8, 2013 Full Review Source: This is London
This is London

Your hard-earned cash deserves to be spent on something which, at the very least, attempts to engage the viewer on some level.

March 8, 2013 Full Review Source: HeyUGuys

[Duhamel] makes a perfect fireman because he's such a charisma vacuum he could suck the oxygen out of any blaze.

March 7, 2013 Full Review Source: Sun Online
Sun Online

You need to see this like we need another closeup of a hole in the head.

March 7, 2013 Full Review Source: Guardian

David Barrett's daft, generic revenger barrels along nicely (often nastily) enough, but it must have missed going straight to DVD by a whisker.

March 7, 2013 Full Review Source: Total Film
Total Film

Avoid like the plague. The nasty Bubonic kind.

March 7, 2013 Full Review Source: Empire Magazine
Empire Magazine

Violent, obnoxious and forgettable, Fire With Fire is an action shambles with some hilariously literal plotting.

March 7, 2013 Full Review Source: Little White Lies
Little White Lies

Oh, Josh Duhamel - is there nothing you can do?

March 4, 2013 Full Review Source: The List
The List

[DVD Review] I can't fully recommend it, but if all you're looking for is a cheesy action film for a rainy evening, you could do far worse than this.

November 5, 2012 Full Review Source:

Spends much of its run time in neutral with actors either unprepared for the demands of the subgenre or locked in paycheck mode, stiffly working through tepid dialogue, tedious procedural events, and dull romantic yearnings.

November 1, 2012 Full Review Source:

Audience Reviews for Fire With Fire

Revenge has its own set of rules.

Good Movie! The movie itself isn't anything new or amazing but it is actually pretty fast paced and keeps you interested and watching the entire time. The movie when you break it down is just another vigilante type revenge movie but again because it's so fast paced and entertaining you can't stop watching. Also Vincent D'Onofrio gives such a great performance in this that watching for just for him is almost enough to keep you till the end. Overall, this is a fast paced exciting action movie that is the perfect kind to just put in and veg out to. I liked it.

After witnessing the brutal murders of a convenience store owner and his son; firefighter, Jeremy Coleman barely escapes with his life. As he is forced to testify against the crime lord, Hagan, he is placed in the witness protection program under the watch of the U.S. Marshals. As his new identity becomes compromised Jeremy is forced to take an unexpected course of action in order to get his life back and save the lives of those he loves.
May 31, 2014
Manu Gino

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Decent. Watchable. More a Josh Duhamel movie, than a Bruce Willis movie. Nothing very exciting, though, in either case....
September 15, 2013

Super Reviewer

Poorly done, nonsensical crime drama that somehow managed to attract many name actors to it.
April 14, 2013
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

"Not too bad. I actually enjoyed the movie. I really liked Josh in this. Bruce plays a minor role. But the story and the acting is what makes this movie work. There is good action and some comedy. Not much comedy, but enough to give some relief to the action and the story. I would see this again."
January 5, 2013

Super Reviewer

    1. Jeremy Coleman: Blood out, motherfucker.
    – Submitted by Rafael M (20 months ago)
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