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Fireproof Reviews

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Jim Judy
Screen It!
January 30, 2009
Parental Content Review
Josh Larsen
LarsenOnFilm
November 12, 2008
As a companion piece to a Bible study group this may have some merit, but it doesn't belong in a theater.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
October 29, 2008
People like Kirk Cameron apparently require Scriptural instruction about how to not act like a complete **** to your wife.
Josh Rosenblatt
Austin Chronicle
October 18, 2008
The writing and directing Kendrick brothers, Alex and Stephen, have raised blandness and narrative predictability to the level of high art.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine
October 12, 2008
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 | Original Score: 1/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
October 8, 2008
...decently made, with good production values, sincere performances...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Ed Gonzalez
L.A. Weekly
October 3, 2008
Fireproof stops becoming relatable to us all and only to the already, or easily, indoctrinated.
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
October 2, 2008
Unfortunately, the emphasis on what God wants has a way of overwhelming who Caleb and Catherine are as characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Chris Willman
Entertainment Weekly
October 1, 2008
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 | Original Score: C
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
October 1, 2008
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.
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
September 30, 2008
Fireproof isn't merely preaching to the already converted; it's helping to further alienate the unconverted and the skeptical.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media
September 29, 2008
Christian-themed marriage drama won't grab kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com
September 29, 2008
Geared for the same Christian audience that loved "Facing the Giants," it is another winner for the Kendricks brothers
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Peter T. Chattaway
Christianity Today
September 29, 2008
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 | Original Score: 3/4
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
September 29, 2008
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?
| Original Score: F
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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
September 29, 2008
This is a decent attempt to combine faith and storytelling that will certainly register with its target audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Michael Hardy
Boston Globe
September 29, 2008
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 | Original Score: 0.5/4
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Joe Leydon
Variety
September 29, 2008
Cameron is genuinely compelling as Caleb, a work-obsessed firefighter on the verge of divorce from his neglected wife.
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
September 27, 2008
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
Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze
September 26, 2008
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.
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