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Review: Free Fire

Free Fire opens with Justine (Oscar® winner Brie Larson), a mysterious American businesswoman, and her wise-cracking associate Ord (Armie Hammer) arranging a black-market weapons deal in a deserted warehouse between IRA arms buyer Chris (Cillian Murphy) and shifty South African gun runner Vernon (Sharlto Copley). What starts as a polite if uneasy exchange soon goes south when tensions escalate and shots are fired, quickly leading to a full-on Battle Royale where it’s every man (and woman) for themselves.
Release: April 21, 2017 | Runtime: 85 minutes | Rated: R
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Free Fire, a crime action movie with an all star cast that will have you laughing the whole way through.

99% of the movie takes place in the same building, a warehouse. Two gangs have met to exchange weapons for money until some complications occur and the shoot out begins!

The characters are not what you expect from your average crime action movie, they each have a strong personality and a sense of humour. The comedy in this film takes a little to warm up too, at first you may be unsure about this South African dude with a moustache but then you will find that one line that suits your humour and then you will not stop laughing.

Hannah Hannah (Contributor) spends her days in Texas. She'll be found watching movies, reading scripts, making movies or eating.
This film felt like the director took the elements of crime films and mixed them with comedy and took it as far left as he could go. Since the movie is almost entirely inside of the warehouse it focuses viewers attention on how futile and pointless some gun battles are and how egos usually play a huge part in this.

Among all the chaos and laughs the film still seems to have a sense of order which kept my attention and even though they characters are in a massive gun battle, they made it look like it was the highlight of their life. Also the ego roller coaster (or perhaps bubble pop depending on how you look at it) adds even more to the comedy and shows the talent and eccentricity of the director Ben Wheatley.

Ashley Ashley (Contributor) is an Orlando native who loves watching movies. Her favorite genres include comedies, thrillers and sci-fi

Rating: 4.5 out of 5


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