Free Fire

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Director: Ben Wheatley
Cast: Sharlto Copley, Brie Larson, Cillian Murphy, Jack Reynor
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Language: English
Country of Origin: UK 2016 90 mins. (15)
Released by StudioCanal

Ben Wheatley's bullets, blood, quick witted, tongue-in-cheek, adrenalin rush shoot-out tips its hat to Quentin Tarantino and Sam Peckinpah.

IRA foot soldier Chris (Gillian Murphy) and Frank (Michael Smiley) are in Boston to buy guns in a deal brokered by Justin (Brie Lawson) and her wise cracking psycho pal Ord (Armie Hammer). South African gun runner Vernon's (Sharlto Copley) the supplier and it was going to be be a straight forward deal but Chris's side kick Stoner (Sam Riley) recognises one of Vernon's boys (Jack Reynor, Noah Taylor) and it goes pear shaped - bullets, blood and mayhem kick off in a Boston harbour side deserted warehouse in 1978.

A rag tag bunch of Mickey Mouse comics with guns lay siege to one another and wonder how the hell they can get out of an insane shoot-out to nowhere. Lags a bit at times, but great editing and snappy dialogue (Amy Jump), a spot on score (Laurie Rose) and 1970s fashion, dare I say, to die for.

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Friday, March 31, 2017 - 01:00