Playing with Fire

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When straight-laced fire superintendent Jake Carson (John Cena) and his elite team of expert firefighters (Keegan-Michael Key, John Leguizamo and Tyler Mane) come to the rescue of three siblings (Brianna Hildebrand, Christian Convery and Finley Rose Slater) in the path of an encroaching wildfire, they quickly realize that no amount of training could prepare them for their most challenging job yet -- babysitters. Unable to locate the children's parents, the firefighters have their lives, jobs and even their fire depot turned upside down and quickly learn that kids -- much like fires -- are wild and unpredictable.

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  • John Cena has the charm, but the movie belongs on a streaming service.

    February 12, 2020 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Playing With Fire is a good natured load of old rubbish that the kids mostly laughed along with. If that sounds like a recommendation to you, then have at it.

    January 9, 2020 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
  • [A]fter a promising start, Playing with Fire loses its way, with the story getting stuck in schmaltz and the life lessons checklist as rigidly enforced as any health and safety directive from helicopter parents.

    December 31, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • There is an OK movie trapped in here. It needs someone to helicopter in and lift it out.

    December 30, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
  • One of those disappointing films where the end-credit out-takes are probably the best bit.

    December 30, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • This is comfort cinema, undemanding and fully predictable as it veers from fake suspense in action sequences to riotously artificial comedy in extended buffoonery.

    December 30, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

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