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Fire With Fire Reviews

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Super Reviewer
May 31, 2014
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.
Super Reviewer
September 15, 2013
Decent. Watchable. More a Josh Duhamel movie, than a Bruce Willis movie. Nothing very exciting, though, in either case....
Super Reviewer
½ April 13, 2013
Poorly done, nonsensical crime drama that somehow managed to attract many name actors to it.
Super Reviewer
November 18, 2012
"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."
Super Reviewer
November 6, 2012
A riveting and red-hot edge of your seat thriller. A pulse-pounding and vastly exciting action-packed ride. It`s strong, compelling and packed with stars. A solid story with some strong character development and some great performances. Josh Duhamel is sensational. Bruce Willis is explosive. Vincent D`Onofrio is terrific. Julian McMahon gives a nice performance as a calm and calculated hit-man. Rosario Dawson is wonderful. A great surprise that has plenty of tense moments, heart-pounding excitement and explosive thrills that keeps you going and entertained to the end.
Super Reviewer
December 5, 2012
Firefighter Duhamel goes into witness protection to testify against white supremacist D'Onofrio. When an attempt is made on his life, he decides he's going to have to take out D'Onofrio himself, utilizing his fire-fighting skills along the way. Yes folks, it's every bit as awful as that premise suggests. Don't be fooled by the presence of some big names, this is home video fodder at it's worst. Willis' role mainly consists of him looking grumpy behind a desk but D'Onofrio is great as always, his over the top performance the only positive here.
Super Reviewer
August 20, 2015
Sometimes films can be entertaining, but for one reason or another are utterly forgettable. In the case of Fire With Fire, I enjoyed the film, but even a few weeks later, I had a difficult time remembering the plot. This is because once again we have an action film that is completely average in every way possible. It's a common story, with a lot of bullets, f words, and bodies, featuring a cast that was far from superb. Jeremy Coleman (Josh Duhamel) is a firefighter who witness a horrible crime. As a result, Coleman is put into the Witness Protection Program, which according to Hollywood is completely inept. Once found, Coleman and his significant other are forced to go on the run and ultimately decide to take the fight to their pursuers, with mixed results. This film was completely predictable and lacked any originality what so ever. Josh Duhamel stars and while he is a good looking, gigantic man, he's not much of an action star. He's lanky, awkward, and simply doesn't have the moves or personality to be believable as an action star. The Director tries to correct this by surrounding him with veteran action stars like Bruce Willis and Vincent D'Onofrio, but it is still painfully obvious that Duhamel got the role simply to be eye candy, further proven by the amount of times he unnecessarily takes his shirt off. As with all action films, Fire With Fire has it's moments, and Vincent D'Onofrio is always an entertaining villain, but aside from that, this film is good for nothing more than a 90 minute distraction, that you probably won't even remember it a few days later.
Super Reviewer
½ November 23, 2012
This action flick has been awesomely designed to be the type of action flick that you just cannot pass up or pass by. This movie has three characters in with everything to gain and nothing to lose. Jeremy Coleman (Josh Duhamel) a professional firefighter getting ready to get his drinking celebration with his band of fellow fire fighters...becomes a witness to a crime so brutal that getting his former life back is not an option. Mike Cella (Bruce Willis) is a police officer bent on getting justice served one way or another but has no choice to remain within the guide lines set by his code of ethics of being a police officer. Talia Durham (Rosario Durham) a federal agent has been assigned to keeping a cause for an assignment intact. ..but is redirected against her will into a cesspool that Mike and Jeremy have no way to get out of...the three of them become an unlikely alliance into finding a way to get through this spiraling nightmare without...getting burned....See this it is an edge of your seat gripper for sure!
Super Reviewer
July 10, 2015
It may seem like just another cliche action flick but Fire With Fire is a well written action thriller that gives Josh Duhamel the acting credit he deserves. The film also has great casting with Bruce Willis, Vincent D'Onofrio, Julian McMahon, Vinnie Jones, and Rosario Dawson all playing great characters.
½ December 10, 2013
Pretty good. D'Nofrio is over-the-top a lot of the time, but Bruce WIllis helps to salvage the movie. The rest of the cast is pretty solid too.
August 5, 2013
I had a good time watching this. Top notch actors in a straight to video film that doesn't disappoint.
June 8, 2013
The only thing that keeps this from being a really good movie is the poor production quality. The cast is great, and the storyline is actually pretty interesting. But the poor editing and stilted feel definitely keep it from reaching its potential. Not as bad as I expected it to be after reading some of the reviews, but with a more talented producer, could have been a better film.
½ January 23, 2013
I found this to be a great story. It was a little unbelievable that such a nice guy would plan these revenge killings, but otherwise a well done story. Duhamel and Dawson were a great couple and D'Onofrio was a wonderful villain.
½ December 29, 2012
The story line is a bit cliché, with the typical witness having to go inside the "Witness Protection Program" while the culprit seeks to eliminate him before he testifies. However, the thrill is still there, despite the fact that Bruce Willis does not play the main character here... He is not even involved in the actions. Josh Duhamel, a younger and rising star, is the man.
½ December 1, 2012
I liked this movie. It was about a white supremacist gang. It had the violent mayhem we seeing more of in movies. But it was a good movie
Super Reviewer
December 9, 2012
I enjoy a good revenge flick but the ending was too cheesy. She would have been burned and had smoke inhalation!
December 9, 2012
I watch all moves pertaining to firefighters or firefighting. This was ok but the ending was totally implausible.
½ November 26, 2012
This movie I didn't hear anything about.. A basic action movie but with some good plot behind it. Great actors and easy on the eyes. I can't believe no ones even talking about this movie and just happend to come across it in the movie store and thought that looks good. I was right!! I would highly recommend to anyone and would be willing to buy it!
October 16, 2015
Some decent action here, but the plot, and Duhamels acting are beyond bad here. The movie starts off with promise, but gets more ridiculous as the film goes on. Bruce Wills is in the film, but cannot save it. It's just a corny over the top laughable thriller.
½ September 18, 2015
Oef, what a terrible movie. The plot is thinner than ice with minus one: from a woman trapped in a building yet miraculously shooting someone 30 meters outside of the building to nazi-brotherhoods that can operate fully armed while
the police is watching (or should be watching, because they know what they did!) every move. Basically, this movie forgot that the nineties,
with its blown out of proportion, stupid action flicks, are long gone. They made a movie so stupid and unnecessary that one should seriously question if Bruce Willis should have heard red alarm bells going off while reading this toiletpaper script.
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