Free Fire Reviews

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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.
August 14, 2019
Although it has an undoubted factor of wild amusement, it never reaches the level of its potential. [Full Review in Spanish]
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 3, 2018
Wheatley brings a bit of style to everything, with a couple of clever set pieces that give the film a boost in some spots. Unfortunately, the film starts to drag about midway through and it starts to feel like it is stuck in neutral.
August 21, 2018
Free Fire is a rote slog that trivializes raging gunplay and murder for a few darkly comic laughs.
October 12, 2017
The best thing on display here is the cast, which includes Cillian Murphy, Armie Hammer, Sharlto Copley and Brie Larson. But despite their best efforts, Wheatley continues to be hamstrung by his love of gore and general excess.
September 8, 2017
Maybe I'm just being a spoilsport in asking, What's the point of it all?
August 31, 2017
What was apparently meant to be an exercise in style instead becomes an endurance test for audiences.
August 24, 2017
While I'm sure that a 90-minute firefight includes monotony among its characteristics, there was no need to make an entire feature-length film to demonstrate that fact.
July 18, 2017
Watching Free Fire was like babysitting a gaggle of little hellions intent on destroying everything in their path and just herding them into a room and blockading the door, letting them fight and scream and tire themselves out.
June 16, 2017
Free Fire empties its creative chambers long before the gunfire ends. It's populated by unappealing characters in a hamster wheel display of violence. After a while you wish everyone had better aim.
May 20, 2017
Where the film really misfires is in its action and thriller elements.
May 10, 2017
Whilst its elongated scene of never-ending violence is relatively exciting, there is still an obvious lack of coherency and that perhaps could have taken the story further.
May 6, 2017
A group of thugs arrive at a warehouse to make a gun deal, things quickly go south and they spend an hour shooting at each other. Trouble is, director Ben Wheatley can't make us care about any of them.
April 28, 2017
Without dialogue that dazzles in juxtaposition to the low-life milieu, what's the function of a film like this? Wheatley, it's clear, hasn't a clue. His experiment misfires, and what's truly minimal is any chance that you'll feel differently.
April 24, 2017
A lot of ammo is expended on a gun movie/gun culture satire that doesn't quite come off.
April 24, 2017
Without soul or wit, we're left with nothing but bad Halloween costumes and artillery. Nostalgia never felt so bad.
April 22, 2017
Talking in Wheatley's ballistic terms, he empties all his guns in the first half hour, leaving him with 60 additional minutes of firing blanks.
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