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Fire With Fire2012

Fire With Fire (2012)




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A firefighter who witnessed a deadly convenience store robbery enters the Witness Protection program, but is forced out of hiding after being targeted for death by the racist crime boss who's determined to see him dead. Jeremy Coleman (Josh Duhamel) was just finishing a long day of work when he ducked into the store for a few beers. Little did he realize his life was about to be changed forever. In the blink of an eye, ruthless white supremacist Hagen (Vincent D'Onofrio) bursts into the store, and guns down the clerk in cold blood. Terrified, Jeremy makes a daring escape amidst a hail of gunfire. Later, Hagan is arrested and police detective Mike Cella (Bruce Willis) takes charge of the investigation. When Jeremy sits down to identify Hagen in the line-up, however, the sociopathic madman reveals that he knows everything about the "anonymous" witness behind the two-way mirror. As Hagan's trial approaches, Jeremy is forced to give up his job to be placed in the Witness Protection program. Meanwhile, he enters into a passionate romance with U.S. Marshal Talia Durham (Rosario Dawson). When Hagan's attorney succeeds in having his client released from prison just weeks before the trial, the killer's henchmen come gunning for Jeremy and Talia. The situation turns critical when Talia is mortally wounded, forcing Jeremy to flee for Long Beach, Ca. Once there, Jeremy realizes that his only hope for protecting Talia is to rally Hagan's enemies against him, and fight alongside them as they aim to take down the vengeful killer once and for all.

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Josh Duhamel
as Jeremy Coleman
Bruce Willis
as Mike Cella
Rosario Dawson
as Talia Durham
Richard Schiff
as Harold Gethers
Bonnie Somerville
as Karen Westlake
50 Cent
as Lamar
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Critic Reviews for Fire With Fire

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (4)

It looks like a dozen others of its kind and hasn't a smidgeon of distinction about it anywhere, except that Willis has given up his various wigs and thus looks more like his true grizzled self.

March 8, 2013 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

You need to see this like we need another closeup of a hole in the head.

March 7, 2013 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Avoid like the plague. The nasty Bubonic kind.

March 7, 2013 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Violent, obnoxious and forgettable, Fire With Fire is an action shambles with some hilariously literal plotting.

March 7, 2013 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

So tedious that it's not even aware of its own tediousness. Richard Schiff is a minor highlight as a morally challenged defence attorney, but ultimately, can do nothing more than polish an unmentionable.

February 8, 2019 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Josh Duhamel fails to set the screen ablaze as a California firefighter who becomes an unlikely vigilante avenger in this very routine action thriller, but he gets no help from a damp squib of a script.

September 22, 2013 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Fire With Fire

Revenge has its own set of rules. Good Movie! The movie itself isn't anything new or amazing but it is actually pretty fast paced and keeps you interested and watching the entire time. The movie when you break it down is just another vigilante type revenge movie but again because it's so fast paced and entertaining you can't stop watching. Also Vincent D'Onofrio gives such a great performance in this that watching for just for him is almost enough to keep you till the end. Overall, this is a fast paced exciting action movie that is the perfect kind to just put in and veg out to. I liked it. After witnessing the brutal murders of a convenience store owner and his son; firefighter, Jeremy Coleman barely escapes with his life. As he is forced to testify against the crime lord, Hagan, he is placed in the witness protection program under the watch of the U.S. Marshals. As his new identity becomes compromised Jeremy is forced to take an unexpected course of action in order to get his life back and save the lives of those he loves.

Manu Gino
Manu Gino

Super Reviewer

Decent. Watchable. More a Josh Duhamel movie, than a Bruce Willis movie. Nothing very exciting, though, in either case....

Cynthia S.
Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer


Poorly done, nonsensical crime drama that somehow managed to attract many name actors to it.

jay nixon
jay nixon

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