A young firefighter is placed in the witness protection program after witnessing a brutal murder by a notorious crime figure. The powerful crime boss won’t let that stop him from revealing the man’s identity, tracking him down, and killing him. The job might be harder than he realizes.
Josh Duhamel (Jeremy), Bruce Willis (Cella), Rosario Dawson (Talia), Vincent D’Onofrio (David Hagan), 50 Cent (Lamar), Julian McMahon (Robert), Vinnie Jones (Boyd), Richard Schiff (Gethers), Bonnie Somerville (Karen).
Fire with Fire starts out looking like a drama, shifts to a crime thriller, then eventually admits to being an action adventure flick. The plot really isn’t that unique or involved, the story isn’t incredibly hard to follow, but somehow this one is quite entertaining. Despite being a somewhat dark story in reality, the happy ever after ending makes up for it completely.
Duhamel was good in this one delivering a solid, realistic performance. Willis had a much smaller role than you would expect, with a lot less action than we would hope. Dawson was a great fit for her role and presented well. D’Onofrio was amazing once we figured out who was playing the David Hagan character.
Camera work, sets, and backgrounds had good variety and were well done. Effects were well done with good action throughout the film. Dialogue was nice and fit the story well. Sound and soundtrack were both well done.
Overall Fire with Fire is an entertaining, exciting, solid sleeper film worth watching if you enjoy action and adventure or crime thriller flicks.
With foul language, strong violence, and some mild sexuality save this for older teens and above.
Fire with Fire is no longer showing in any Littleton, Colorado movie theatres.
Star rating: 4 out of 5
Genres: Action & Adventure, Action Thrillers, Crime Action & Adventure
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