Only the Brave

Only the Brave

Only the Brave

Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Josh Brolin and Jeff Bridges star in this drama based on the true story of the 2013 Yarnell Fire in Arizona. From the director of Oblivion and TRON: Legacy, and bizarrely featuring a cast member named Forrest Fyre in a minor supporting role (no, we are not making this up).

In 2013, one of the most destructive wildfires in American history devastated Arizona. An elite crew of firefighters - the Granite Mountain Hotshots - heroically combatted the blaze, in what was the deadliest incident of any kind for U.S. firefighters since the terrorist attacks of September 11. 

2017Rating: M, Offensive language134 minsUSA
DramaTrue Story & Biography

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Only the Brave / Reviews

Flicks, Adam Fresco

Flicks, Adam Fresco

Director Joseph Kosinski follows up his sci-fi pics with the down-to-earth true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a group of elite US firefighters who risked all to save their town. Think The Perfect Storm, only in a forest, and you’re in the ballpark for a drama jettisoning macho posturing and Hollywood heroics for a respectful, low-key approach.

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Variety

Variety

A gripping and powerfully emotional portrait of yee-haw heroism, pitting a squad of cocky, calendar-purty white dudes against an adversary with no creed or colour, just an unquenchable appetite for destruction.

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Time Out

Time Out

While aspects of the routine become mundane, it's the developing brotherhood amongst the men, and the sense of community around them, that ultimately strengthens this story.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

This may not be a story of triumph, but it's inspiring nevertheless.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

A corny but heartfelt look at devastating real-life story.

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Stuff

Stuff

Tells its tale well enough, but ultimately it's the flames that move fastest.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

A true-life drama with a sure sense of character and milieu, "Only the Brave" is a thoughtful, well-observed look at community, heroism and addiction.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

It takes a very respectful view of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, with just the right emotional kick to leave an impression.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

While "Only the Brave" is consistently involving and entertaining, [its] desire to be accurate about a heroic reality proves to be an at times awkward fit with the conventions of this kind of earnest and old-fashioned Hollywood film.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

An engaging account of a tragic real-life story.

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