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Free Fire

  • 2016
  • France, UK
  • 90 min
  • Directed by: Ben Wheatley
  • Cast: Cillian Murphy, Sharlto Copley, Brie Larson, Armie Hammer
  • UK release: 31 March 2016

Boston, 1978: Chris (Murphy) is an IRA member looking to buy guns from Vern (Copley), with the help of go-betweens Justine (Larson) and Ord (Hammer): it soon descends into violence. Copley is very funny and there's some terrific dialogue, but Wheatley's latest sees him fumble the ball, with a threadbare plot that's merely an excuse for a movie-length shoot-out.

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Free Fire

17 Oct 20163 stars

LFF 2016: Ben Wheatley's latest has its moments but isn't quite the sharp shooter you'd expect

With guns a-blazin' and crooks cracking wise, Free Fire is the latest from Britain's own Ben Wheatley. Executively produced by Martin Scorsese and co-written by Wheatley's wife and regular collaborator Amy Jump, this single location, 70s-set actioner…

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