Excerpt: It’s a little sad – and it was slightly shocking – to see that Bruce Willis has now joined the ranks of venerable actors who are producing films that go straight to video. Now, certainly not everything he’s making has gone that route.
Conclusion: Fire With Fire is a decent action-thriller that is made a lot more interesting by a great cast that includes Duhamel, Willis, Dawson, D’Onofrio, Dunn, Schiff, and more. It’s directed with an assured hand by David Barrett who has plenty of experience filming second unit and stunt sequences from his...
Summary: Though I have much praise for this film, I have to confess my dissatisfaction with the film’s ending. It is extremely abrupt, and it leaves the fate of the main characters essentially in limbo without the hope of any resolution.
Conclusion: Fire With Fire is just a tired, predictable exercise that at least has a little camp factor with regard to D'Onofrio. There's evidently an audience for this sort of thing, at least as evidenced by the huge financing deal this film's producer talks about in his interview.
Excerpt: The first 14-minutes of Fire with Fire are superb. Fireman Jeremy Coleman (Josh Duhamel) inadvertently witnesses a hate crime, and escapes with his life. Convinced to testify against a gang of Aryan nation thugs, Coleman enters witness protection as the US Marshals and local police begin their work.