7.2/10
4,871
48 user 214 critic

Free Fire (2016)

Clip
1:29 | Clip

Get Showtimes & Tickets

In 22 theaters near Ashburn VA US [change]

Set in Boston in 1978, a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two gangs turns into a shootout and a game of survival.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay)
Reviews
Popularity
30 ( 52)
1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Adventure | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A true-life drama, centering on British explorer Col. Percival Fawcett, who disappeared while searching for a mysterious city in the Amazon in the 1920s.

Director: James Gray
Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller
Colossal (2016)
Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Gloria is an out-of-work party girl forced to leave her life in NY and move back home. When reports surface that a giant creature is destroying Seoul, she gradually comes to the realization that she is somehow connected to this phenomenon.

Director: Nacho Vigalondo
Stars: Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis, Austin Stowell
Grave II (2016)
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

When a young vegetarian undergoes a carnivorous hazing ritual at vet school, an unbidden taste for meat begins to grow in her.

Director: Julia Ducournau
Stars: Garance Marillier, Ella Rumpf, Rabah Nait Oufella
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, three lifelong pals risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money.

Director: Zach Braff
Stars: Joey King, Morgan Freeman, Ann-Margret
Gifted (2017)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Frank, a single man raising his child prodigy niece Mary, is drawn into a custody battle with his mother.

Director: Marc Webb
Stars: Chris Evans, Mckenna Grace, Lindsay Duncan
Their Finest (2016)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A former secretary, newly appointed as a scriptwriter for propaganda films, joins the cast and crew of a major production while the Blitz rages around them.

Director: Lone Scherfig
Stars: Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy
Sightseers (2012)
Adventure | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Chris wants to show girlfriend Tina his world, but events soon conspire against the couple and their dream caravan holiday takes a very wrong turn.

Director: Ben Wheatley
Stars: Alice Lowe, Kenneth Hadley, Steve Oram
Ah-ga-ssi (2016)
Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A woman is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress, but secretly she is involved in a plot to defraud her.

Director: Chan-wook Park
Stars: Min-hee Kim, Jung-woo Ha, Jin-woong Jo
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

After 20 years abroad, Mark Renton returns to Scotland and reunites with his old friends Sick Boy, Spud, and Begbie.

Director: Danny Boyle
Stars: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller
Get Out (2017)
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A young African-American man visits his Caucasian girlfriend's mysterious family estate.

Director: Jordan Peele
Stars: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford
Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

20 years after three teenagers disappeared in the wake of mysterious lights appearing above Phoenix, Arizona, unseen footage from that night has been discovered, chronicling the final hours of their fateful expedition.

Director: Justin Barber
Stars: Florence Hartigan, Luke Spencer Roberts, Chelsea Lopez
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

When a mysterious woman seduces Dom into the world of terrorism and a betrayal of those closest to him, the crew face trials that will test them as never before.

Director: F. Gary Gray
Stars: Vin Diesel, Jason Statham, Dwayne Johnson
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
...
...
...
...
...
Ord
...
...
...
...
...
Jimmy
...
Howie
...
Telephone Sales Voice (voice)
...
Leary
Edit

Storyline

Set in Boston in 1978, a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two gangs turns into a shootout and a game of survival.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

All guns. No control.

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, pervasive language, sexual references and drug use | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

| |  »

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

21 April 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fuego cruzado  »

Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$994,431 (USA) (21 April 2017)

Gross:

$994,430 (USA) (21 April 2017)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Luke Evans was cast as Vernon but dropped out due to schedule conflicts with Beauty and the Beast (2017). The role was reworked for Sharlto Copley when he was cast. See more »

Quotes

Vernon: Check out the merch.
Justine: That's not what he ordered.
Vernon: Fuck me...
Chris: He ordered M-16's. Different weapon.
Vernon: I'm not driving a fucking pizza delivery service!
Martin: Keep your shit together.
Vernon: You want the weapons? Or you don't want the weapons?
See more »

Connections

Featured in Film '72: Episode #45.8 (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Run Through the Jungle
Written by John Fogerty
Performed by Creedence Clearwater Revival
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Free Fire is lightning in a bloody bottle
6 March 2017 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

A barrage of bullets and one liners, Free Fire is another success in Ben Wheatley's growing filmography of brilliant films yet, even with the quality of his previous works, this tale of a gun trade gone wrong may just be my favourite: bringing wit, gore and a tighter pace than any film this year.

Wheatley has created a bottle style narrative to focus on a small cast of extremely compelling characters; brought to life by an equally compelling cast of both Hollywood and British talent, signalling the continuing move of Wheatley into popular cinema with stars like Brie Larson and Armie Hammer. Both give terrific performances as do the rest of the cast but it is the less know talent of Michael Smiley and Sam Riley that give the two strongest performances in my opinion. Wheatley master the two poles of violence and comedy masterfully, weaving together hilarious dialogue (thanks to Wheatley and Amy Jumps strong script) and some of the most brutal action I've seen in a while. Despite the endless onslaught of gunfire, each bullet is given significance and impact with pitch perfect sound design and realistic, gory injuries. Another strong element is the 70s setting, a personal appeal of mine due to the aesthetics and music of the time; both brought to life on screen in great detail.

While the relentless thrills of the film are constantly escalating and keeping you engaged, the climax itself is unfortunately almost anti climatic, unable to capitalise on the preceding action set pieces and leaving you on a very sudden, ambiguous final shot. Despite this, the characters keep the story constantly fresh, each bringing their own motivations and personality to the chaotic meeting in that fateful warehouse. Even with the escalating violence of the situation, they all remain fun and the witty rapport between each of them never stops, especially with Sharlto Copleys childish leader Vern, who gets some of the films best lines. The compression of the action into almost real time keeps everything tight and relentlessly compelling from start to end with every action registering as a vital moment in the bigger, bloodier picture.

Free Fire is a violent yet hilarious thriller that shows how action on a small scale can have so much more impact than a worldwide epic. Hopefully Wheatley continues to expand his filmography and further perfect the merging of British Charm and American talent.

SWEET

Visit https://sweetorsaltedmoviereviews.com/ for more.


7 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?