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

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

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All guns. No control.


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

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21 April 2017 (USA)  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$994,431, 21 April 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$1,798,472, 12 May 2017
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Brie Larson and Michael Smiley have both worked with Edgar Wright; he directed Larson in Scott Pilgrim Vs The World and he directed Smiley In Spaced and The World's End. See more »

Goofs

During a quiet moment in the shooting, Ord lights a cigarette and starts talking with his friend. The way he holds the cigarette changes between shots. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Bernie: [honking at the car in the front] Move your fat a**!
Stevo: Shut the f**k up, Bernie! My f**king head is about to explode here.
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Connections

Referenced in Sean Bradley Reviews: Free Fire (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Do the Boob
Written by John Felice
Published by Bug Music Ltd (GB), a BMG Company (c) 1977
Used with permission. All rights reserved.
Performed by The Real Kids
Licensed courtesy of Norton Records
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Like Res Dogs but worse
27 April 2017 | by See all my reviews

Free Fire starts off well. Music is amazing and it gets you excited about the movie, and the dialogue works amazingly well. It's the perfect kind of dialogue. If you're an aspiring screenwriter it might make you think oh right, that's how you're supposed to do it.

The beginning may feel a bit stretched out, but when s##t hit the fan, I almost started to miss that slow, dialogue-heavy beginning of the movie. Mostly because after that, most of the movie seemed more like just shooting without any kind of actual point to it. It desperately needs something more story driven there.

The entirety reminds me of Reservoir Dogs, but like a weird, simpler version missing the charm Tarantino put in his work - apart from the dialogue of course. The set-up is good, but the story isn't close to as great as it could be. There's so much potential that seems to be wasted since it comes to the weird part where the film is mostly shooting and throwing in bits of great dialogue every here and there. It's hard to keep track of, especially when most of the characters look the same and the names are thrown in there so casually you barely remember three of them. Also the structure makes the movie feel way longer than it is.

Free Fire has potential, but it needs some better way to wrap things up, and better way to keep the audience invested in the characters. This way it's just watching and wondering who's going down next and what the hell is even happening.


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