Film: Free Fire

Opened: March 31, 2017

Directed by: Ben Wheatley

Starring: Brie Larson, Cillian Murphy, Armie Hammer, Sharlto Copley, Jack Reynor, Babou Ceesay, Enzo Cilenti, Sam Riley, Michael Smiley, Noah Taylor, Patrick Bergin, Tom Davis & Mark Monero

This film is madness from start to finish, but is consistently hilarious.

When two gangs come together in a warehouse to buy guns, tensions run high leading to a shootout. Though they endure a ton of violence, they fight to the end.

The action here is told through a real-time perspective, which makes viewing entertaining. It feels intimate with the ensemble of actors all together the whole time and with filming remaining within the warehouse.

Brie Larson – the only female among a male-filled cast – holds her own against her counterparts and joins in the action just as much as everyone else. The comedy – mainly brought by Armie Hammer, Jacky Reynor and Sharlto Copley – is spot on. It doesn’t happen enough, but is so great when it does.

Final say: Free Fire almost hits the target. ★★★☆☆

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