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Ladder 49 Reviews

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February 6, 2018
If looked at as a tribute to our way of life, as opposed to an action blockbuster, it could resonate with audiences in a way no other film touching on the subject has to date.
March 29, 2011
Except for Jack no one else in the film is very well defined, and it often falls back onto types. The actors are good, and make the best of what they've got, but what they've got is very thin.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
December 25, 2010
Unabashed love letter to firefighters everywhere.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 24, 2007
A fairly routine firefighter drama, with burning-building sequences that more or less all look alike.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 25, 2007
It's slick and it honors firefighters as obviously as the first wave of WWII films paid tribute to America's fighting men and women.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
October 25, 2006
A well-crafted tribute to the many dedicated firefighters who risk life and limb to make our world a little safer.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 16, 2005
I probably would be less troubled if it weren't so effective; filmmakers who can drive audience responses this well should be able to find more depth in the material.
July 25, 2005
...has about the same amount of depth as an article from 'Boy's Life.'
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 14, 2005
Ladder 49 wants to honor firefighters for their courage and selflessness...yet at every turn [the film] undercuts itself.
Full Review | Original Score: C
April 8, 2005
A moving tribute [to firefighters] and an excellent dramatic work.
| Original Score: A-
March 24, 2005
Heartfelt, predictable, and finally surprisingly poignant.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 28, 2005
Uma produção triste e - sim - uma bela homenagem aos combatentes do fogo.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 24, 2005
Ridiculous fabrications that, in no way, reflect real life.
| Original Score: 23/100
January 24, 2005
The film also criminally wastes latino heart-throb Jay Hernandez, to the point where you suspect that he had a sub-plot that ended up on the cutting room floor.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 13, 2005
Good acting, and well-staged action scenes, but the characters are thinly drawn, and the story is dull.
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 4, 2005
....the story of a quotidian but nevertheless authentic hero
Read More | Original Score: A
January 3, 2005
A better name for "Ladder 49" would have been "Chutes and Ladders," like the game...
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December 5, 2004
An overly manufactured would-be tearjerking package that will surely give less savvy moviegoers the illusion that they've watched an Important and Meaningful Film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 17, 2004
... after hitting me over the head with its conventional approach, I cried uncle and had to admit it did get to me.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 2.4/4
November 16, 2004
A reasonably good, if predictable, meat-and-potatoes tearjerker.
| Original Score: B
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