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Set in Boston in 1978, a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two gangs turns into a shootout and a game of survival.

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Set in Boston in 1978, a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two gangs turns into a shootout and a game of survival.

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All guns. No control.


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Rated R for strong violence, pervasive language, sexual references and drug use | See all certifications »

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21 April 2017 (USA)  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$994,431, 21 April 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$1,798,472, 12 May 2017
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Trivia

While planning out the dimensions of the set, Ben Wheatley built a scale replica of the film's warehouse in the video game Minecraft. See more »

Goofs

After Harry drives his van into the deserted warehouse while playing plays John Denver's "Annie Song" in his cassette, he gets out of his van, stopping the music at the interlude. But, later, when injured Harry attempts to escape with his van, it resumes the song at the intro. See more »

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[first lines]
Bernie: [honking at the car in the front] Move your fat a**!
Stevo: Shut the f**k up, Bernie! My f**king head is about to explode here.
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Featured in Sean Bradley Reviews: Free Fire (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

It's Up to You
Written by Steve Weisberg
Published by BMG Rights Management (UK) Ltd., a BMG Company (c) 1974
Used with permission. All rights reserved.
& Reservoir Media Music (ASCAP)
Performed by John Denver
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
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Slightly above average, but boring, boring, boring
22 April 2017 | by See all my reviews

I have never written a review on IMDb, but I decided to because I was so annoyed while watching this movie last night after reading the featured glowing user review.

I don't need a fantastic action movie to make me happy. I just need a good movie. Drama, thriller, comedy, action, you name it: so long as it's good.

This movie is only slightly above average. It failed to make me care about any of the characters, and I'd probably need two hands to count the number of times I sat in the theater thinking to myself "pick up the pace!", "Hurry up!", "oh, they missed AGAIN?", and "WHEN is something going to HAPPEN?"

I honestly went in quite excited for a quirky, norm-defying flick based around the interactions of several characters. You have a star- studded cast: Cilian Murphy, Brie Larson, Sharlto Copley; it will be DECENT at least, right?

No. The characters have no depth. The actors play their characters well, but it doesn't feel like these are people that could actually exist. It just feels like you're looking at a drawing an artist put together of imaginary characters, who only exist on that paper. Most of the time the characters simply yell at each other from different positions in the room and then fire shots that fail to hit anything from their seemingly endless reserves of ammo. If they're gun dealers/criminals, why can't they shoot? Why do they fire with wild abandon instead of aiming?

Even the setup for the situation is illogical, which is another thing that irritated me. No one can accomplish anything unless it serves the plot. Everyone can fire bullets everywhere BUT their target, until it serves the plot. It's exasperating.

If you're a fan of movies which are paced far too slow, leave obvious logical holes in order to advance the plot, have exasperatingly stupid and drawn-out gunfights, and leave you feeling unfulfilled, irritated, and wondering why you wasted 90 minutes of your time when you could have been watching something better, this is the movie for you. If not, then avoid it.


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