Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Free Fire (2016)

Director: Ben Wheatley. Cast: Sharlto Copley, Brie Larson, Armie Hammer, Cillian Murphy, Noah Taylor. 90 min. Rated R. UK/France. Crime/Comedy.

An arms deal in a warehouse gone bad, told in 90 minutes, real time. That's all! In effect, no story ... and it couldn't be more entertaining. What makes the funny shootout between the two gangs possible to go on for more than an hour, is guns having an endless supply of bullets, and characters sustaining non-lethal (or even lethal!) gunshot wounds and continuously shooting. Meanwhile, you're just waiting to see who survives at the end. Scorsese is an executive producer here, but I would only attribute the characters' 70s regalia (and the copious amount of blood) to him.

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