Backdraft Reviews

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August 16, 2003
Mocked by some, for reasons I can't fathom, I find it to be Howard's strongest film. Excellent cast.
June 7, 2003
Howard's burning ode to firefighters and the professional and personal lives they hope to conquer with devotion and defiance. A drama that convincingly spreads itself like a roaring blaze.
May 24, 2003
Howard delivers exactly the kind of thoroughly entertaining commercial enterprise you might expect, only this one comes chock-full of breathtaking pyrotechnics allowing the ridiculous posturing of the two leads to take a back seat.
May 20, 2003
The spectacular fire sequences, which must have been hellish to film, are powerfully enveloping on screen, thanks especially to the eerie effect of the title.
April 27, 2003
Blazingly good cinema...the performances first rate, the action, never lets up
November 7, 2002
The three separate elements don't quite gel, but the overall experience is still a fine bit of moviemaking.
October 11, 2002
amazing effects/stunt work!
September 23, 2002
August 19, 2002
August 18, 2002
Nice action movie. Great effects.
August 15, 2002
Great effects, the fire is a living, breathing entity.
August 8, 2002
July 25, 2002
A patchwork concoction of other (better) movies, but the gung-ho ensemble keeps it all afloat.
January 1, 2000
[The scenes involving fire] are so good they make me recommend the movie anyway, despite its brain-damaged screenplay.
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