Free Fire Reviews

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October 23, 2020
Ben Wheatley's plucky black comedy about an arms deal gone awry just might be the most gonzo crime movie set in Boston - and it wasn't even shot here.
September 24, 2020
There's enough here to justify a watch on streaming services when that becomes an option, but this is the kind of film where you only need to half pay attention to get a full experience.
July 13, 2020
Free Fire was an enjoyable - although problematic - romp between characters I would never want to meet.
July 1, 2020
Stripped down action to its core, "Free Fire" is a wild momentary ride, but ultimately forgettable.
June 30, 2020
Free Fire is a brilliantly executed, pitch black comedy.
May 6, 2020
Wheatley just wants you to sit back, perhaps plug your ears, and enjoy 90 minutes of lunatic behavior, punctuated by a great deal of dark humor and a sharp-as-glass ending.
February 19, 2020
Wheatley is no idiot, but Free Fire is a tale all about sound and fury, signifying nothing.
January 28, 2020
Free Fire is just a minor detour for a filmmaker who can be more than another Tarantino clone.
November 13, 2019
Free Fire effectively has the banter, fun factor, cast and style, but its lack of story makes it difficult to be taken seriously as a thriller.
September 27, 2019
It's perhaps the only interesting oddity about Free Fire, this unresolved struggle between deathly serious gritty visuals and winking juvenilia. Everything else is competent, diverting enough, but pretty forgettable.
September 9, 2019
Free Fire has a great cast of bad shots in a movie that hits the mark.
August 14, 2019
Although it has an undoubted factor of wild amusement, it never reaches the level of its potential. [Full Review in Spanish]
July 24, 2019
Like a good cheeseburger, its nutritional value is questionable, but it's satisfying enough that it's difficult to care.
July 20, 2019
In its best moments, Free Fire makes Tarantino appear restrained in comparison.
July 16, 2019
Ben Wheatley's latest film has a sharp premise, but doesn't take it any further than its logical, exhausting conclusion.
February 11, 2019
Just a whole lot of fun, with engaging storytelling, but the metaphorical backbone is still there.
December 20, 2018
Wheatley does bring some heavy ammunition, but his film fails to measure up as either an action tour de force, genre thriller, or a commentary on gun culture.
November 19, 2018
It's tightly choreographed with some knowing, throwaway dialogue and it must have demanded some very physical performances from its quirky characters.
November 18, 2018
A golden hour and a half, if a slightly tarnished one. The many wisecracks fire as fast as the bullets in this enjoyable and stylish gangland romp, though it's curiously unengaging and I never cared who would win.
November 3, 2018
Free Fire is Wheatley's most accessible film that entertains with its wonderful cast, the witty, quotable script and confident direction. It may not hit a bullseye with perfect accuracy, but unlike the characters, it's certainly ain't a bad shot.
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