Film Review - Dark Spell
Minnesota Movie Ads - November 1985

Film Review - Fire


"Fire" initially appears to be Russia's answer to 2017's "Only the Brave," taking on a similar story of firefighter courage and sacrifice during a dangerous operation in the middle of a raging inferno. Hollywood glossiness is present in the feature, and director Alexey Nuzhny stays true to formula, offering an ensemble piece highlighting distinct personalities and their personal problems, giving the audience a chance to fall in love with these men before they face the ultimate test of their training. Perhaps that's really the major issue with the endeavor: it's not Russian enough. "Fire" has its cultural POV and quirks, but Nuzhny is aiming to make a grand disaster picture, and a few references to "Armageddon" aren't made on accident. Read the rest at


Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Your Information

(Name is required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)