So the moral of the story is…Guns are Fun!
Free Fire has that nice hint of Martian Scorsese (Who Exective Produce it) that makes for a nice style of violence that blends great with comedy. At first I thought the film was made by Shane Black as it has the same style and feel as his last flick, The Nice Guys, but that just maybe the 1970s setting, both movies takes place.
But this is 1970s United Kingdom, and Free Fire is about a group of gangsters about to make a gun deal when a wacky personal conflict turns it into an all out gun fight. It’s a well done film. For about 90mins it’s a group of people in an abandon warehouse. Lucky for me it’s not one of those one room movies where everyone is talking, it’s a really good action comedy with some good action, and when they do talk the dialog is really funny.
A lot of that is thanks to the great cast of characters, played by some fine actors like Sharlto Copley, Brie Larson, Armie Hammer and Cillian Murphy to name the big guns, but the smaller names are really good too.
My enjoyment rating on this film is really high. I found it a little disturbing as the whole film is about the causal gun play with some hilarious results but you can’t help but to laugh.