Free Fire (2017) 

I had a pretty bad experience at the cinema with this bad boy. 

The were some technical difficulties which meant we spend most of the film watching actors nose down – as their heads were partially cut off …

It took a good 15 minutes to relax and try to ignore the decapitation, but once I got passed that I was in for a treat.

It’s 1978 (already onto a winner). 

Two gangs meet in an abandoned warehouse to do a little arms deal. One things leads to another and BAM they’re suddenly shooting at each other. 

Honestly that’s literally all that happens …

Fear not, because it manages to keep its charm and your interest, the whole way through. 


Straight off the bat I need to say that Sharlto Copley is insanely funny. He had me belly laughing every single time he opened his mouth and is the true star of this gem. 

Brie Larson on the other hand seemed a little wasted. She’s a very talented actress but the role doesn’t really allow her to shine as brightly as she can. 

Whilst I’m having a little moan I’ll mention the fact that Sam Riley really iritated me. 

Could be that I don’t really rate him and I’m holding a grudge but his character kept saying ‘cocksucker’ .. like come on! Think of another insult. It was only funny the first 3 times. 

ALSO some actors were allowed to keep their own accents, but others had to put on fake ones – and nothing grates on me more than a terrible accent. 


THE RAGE. Anyway, let’s get back to the positives (think happy thoughts).

When a film is set in one location and little to nothing happens, it heavily relies on dialogue and I feel like this was on point. 

Equip with witty one liners and a handful of slapstick moments, this movie was hilarious without over doing it.

Clearly it wasn’t to everyone’s taste though as a fair few members of the audience left before the movie finished.

I guess it is kind of an acquired taste and the trailer maybe over did it with advertising ‘action’ but it is very enjoyable. 

It’s definitely not an ‘instant classic’ as some described, but it sure is fun and well worth a watch. 

Jack Reynor is 10/10 on the hot scale but this movie gets a respectable 7/10 from me.

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