Free Fire

Free Fire

Free Fire

A gun trade goes hilariously wrong in this ‘70s-set, one-room, guns-a-blazing comedy from director Ben Wheatley (High-Rise).

Massachusetts, late '70s. Justine (Oscar-winner Brie Larson) has brokered a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two Irishmen (Cillian Murphy, Michael Smiley) and a gang led by Vernon (Sharlto Copley) and Ord (Armie Hammer) who are selling them a stash of guns. But when shots are fired in the handover, a heart stopping game of survival ensues. Produced by our lord and saviour Martin Scorsese.

201690 minsFrance, UK
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Crosses the irreverent cheekiness of Quentin Tarantino's "Reservoir Dogs" with the ruthless spirit of 1970s B-movies...

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Total Film

Total Film

press

Loud, ripe, violent, bloody and blackly funny, Free Fire cocks its gun right in your face. See it – and bring earplugs.

4.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Ben Wheatley shouldn't settle for becoming the next Guy Ritchie. For some reason, he'd like to.

2.0
0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

Far more than his previous films, which tend to unfold in a dream-like daze, Free Fire is a mad contraption, bristling with bravado and black, sardonic wit.

4.0
0
The New Yorker

The New Yorker

press

A smug knockoff of Quentin Tarantino's brand of ironic violence, at several degenerations' remove.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Mr. Wheatley's "High-Rise" was a highlight of 2016, and again he shows that he's a technically virtuosic director whose humour has a bracingly nasty side. He's also no dummy.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

Part of the fun is the highwire act as the filmmakers try to outwit or outrun expectations...

4.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

"Free Fire" is not Wheatley's best film, but it is a rollicking good time and, more important, an inadvertent skeleton key to thinking about and understanding the rest of his films.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Alas, for all its stellar talent, Free Fire is a scattershot exercise in genre homage that ultimately misses the target.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

This is seriously cool, stuffed with great dialogue and riddled with bullets.

4.0
0

No kiss kiss, all bang bang

A dozen outlaw and hustler-types, of differing backgrounds and styles, converge in an abandoned warehouse for a major arms deal. It goes so well that they're soon swept into a prolonged, close-quarters shoot-out, a maelstrom from which it's unlikely anyone will walk away in one piece. Much of the cast - who bring some real acting-game in ways you won't...

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Crosses the irreverent cheekiness of Quentin Tarantino's "Reservoir Dogs" with the ruthless spirit of 1970s B-movies...

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Loud, ripe, violent, bloody and blackly funny, Free Fire cocks its gun right in your face. See it – and bring earplugs.

4.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Ben Wheatley shouldn't settle for becoming the next Guy Ritchie. For some reason, he'd like to.

2.0
0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

Far more than his previous films, which tend to unfold in a dream-like daze, Free Fire is a mad contraption, bristling with bravado and black, sardonic wit.

4.0
0
The New Yorker

The New Yorker

press

A smug knockoff of Quentin Tarantino's brand of ironic violence, at several degenerations' remove.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Mr. Wheatley's "High-Rise" was a highlight of 2016, and again he shows that he's a technically virtuosic director whose humour has a bracingly nasty side. He's also no dummy.

0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

Part of the fun is the highwire act as the filmmakers try to outwit or outrun expectations...

4.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

"Free Fire" is not Wheatley's best film, but it is a rollicking good time and, more important, an inadvertent skeleton key to thinking about and understanding the rest of his films.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Alas, for all its stellar talent, Free Fire is a scattershot exercise in genre homage that ultimately misses the target.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

This is seriously cool, stuffed with great dialogue and riddled with bullets.

4.0
0

No kiss kiss, all bang bang

A dozen outlaw and hustler-types, of differing backgrounds and styles, converge in an abandoned warehouse for a major arms deal. It goes so well that they're soon swept into a prolonged, close-quarters shoot-out, a maelstrom from which it's unlikely anyone will walk away in one piece. Much of the cast - who bring some real acting-game in ways you won't...

4.0
0