Free Fire – Dir Ben Wheatley

Cast – Sharlto Copley, Armie Hammer, Brie Larson, Cillian Murphy, Jack Reynor, Sam Riley, Michael Smiley, Noah Taylor

First night of TIFF and I sign up for a Midnight Madness film? I must be mad. It was worth it. What an exhilarating ride. Classic shoot ’em up? No, not really. Can you picture one location, 13 actors, 573 gunshots?  Well, you will certainly hear it.

All of the performances were solid, but there were stand out performances from Sam Riley and Sharlto Copley, who I didn’t even know were in the film.

I’m not going to lie, this is the first Ben Wheatley film I have seen. Kill List, Sightseers and High Rise are all on my Netflix list and have been for some time. I have no meaningful excuse for not seeing them other than I did miss TIFF last year, and I rarely go to Midnight Madness movies. After TIFF I will start watching this very talented Essex Boy’s films in reverse chronological order.

 

 

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