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Blu-ray Review: Free Fire

July 18, 2017

By John Corrado

Set in 1978, Free Fire follows Justine (Brie Larson), who is overseeing a weapons sale between the IRA’s Chris (Cillian Murphy) and Frank (Michael Smiley), and gun dealers Ord (Armie Hammer) and Vernon (Sharlto Copley).  They are selling a shipment of automatic rifles in an abandoned Boston warehouse, but things quickly escalate into an increasingly bloody and relentless shootout.

Although Free Fire doesn’t have a ton in terms of plot, this is a lean and entertaining action thriller that gets the job done with style to spare.  Directed by Ben Wheatley, and executive produced by Martin Scorsese, the film is carried by a script that’s chock full of quippy one-liners, and is all delivered by a game ensemble cast.  It’s worth a look for action fans, and you can read my full review of the film right here.

The Blu-ray also includes a couple of minutes of B-Roll from the set, as well as a solid “making of” featurette that has the actors talking about their experiences on set and character motivations.

Free Fire is an Elevation Pictures release.  It’s 90 minutes and rated 18A.

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