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Only the Brave Reviews

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February 13, 2018
"Only the Brave" observes, tactfully, the wounds that battle leaves on the human soul. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 29, 2018
The internalized and wonderful work of [Miles Teller] works. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 26, 2017
It takes a very respectful view of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, with just the right emotional kick to leave an impression.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 18, 2017
... the memory of the event provides emotional ballast to the formulaic fare, and Only the Brave bests its Hollywood creation to become a heartfelt tribute, yee-hawing bro pranks and all.
December 13, 2017
"Only the Brave" is a rare action film that relies on restraint and gives us heroes not from comic books but from real life.
December 12, 2017
The film also serves to highlight the dearth of such films in Australia. It's not as though there aren't similar heroes to celebrate, yet the persistence of cultural cringe seems to prevent local filmmakers from producing films such as Only the Brave.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 30, 2017
...you'd need a particularly hard heart not to be moved by their story.
November 30, 2017
It deserves credit for the way it tells a difficult story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 30, 2017
For a film so unambiguously cheering for its heroes, it has an unsettling way of questioning the cost of their achievement.
November 29, 2017
A superb ensemble cast...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 26, 2017
Director Joseph Kosinksi's fair dinkum approach suits the material well. What Only the Brave lacks in dramatic inventiveness, it makes up for in honest-to-goodness storytelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 17, 2017
Josh Brolin does a very good job as the conflicted Eric, who lives for his job and doesn't seem to notice much else, even his wife.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 14, 2017
Familiar in its overall storytelling arcs about risktaking and redemption, but also a sincere tribute to our new firefighting heroes for a warmer planet.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 12, 2017
An object lesson in how effective Hollywood film-making can be when it downsizes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 12, 2017
Only the Brave is the film-making equivalent of the plaid shirt and denim jeans favoured by the men for their off-duty attire. It's obvious, safe and as familiar as beer and banter.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 10, 2017
Kosinski has given us a film telling a story about ordinary people doing extraordinary things.
November 10, 2017
We are all biding macho time until the big one comes around. It eventually does arrive and the results are properly bone-shaking. Tougher than the rest.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 10, 2017
The raging fires and rugged beauty of the scenery are the real stars of a well-acted but all-too-predictable tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 9, 2017
This is a good, blue-collar heropic where everyone has a nickname, a back story they don't like to talk about and distinct character traits.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 9, 2017
Its real subject, it soon turns out, is death, not survival.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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