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Playing with Fire (2019)



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When straight-laced fire superintendent Jake Carson (John Cena) and his elite team of expert firefighters (Keegan-Michael Key, John Leguizamo and Tyler Mane) come to the rescue of three siblings (Brianna Hildebrand, Christian Convery and Finley Rose Slater) in the path of an encroaching wildfire, they quickly realize that no amount of training could prepare them for their most challenging job yet -- babysitters. Unable to locate the children's parents, the firefighters have their lives, jobs and even their fire depot turned upside down and quickly learn that kids -- much like fires -- are wild and unpredictable.

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There is an OK movie trapped in here. It needs someone to helicopter in and lift it out.

December 30, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

It turns out that sluggishly edited shots of big men pushing trolleys and buying plush toys is not, in fact, an adequate replacement for writing some funny lines.

December 29, 2019 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

The cast are so willing to put their egos aside -- like a children's party clown on their last resort -- that it's easy to be won over by all the goodwill on show.

December 27, 2019 | Rating: 3/5

As they used to say in Mad magazine: yecch.

December 19, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

This might matter if we had been encouraged to care more about the kids' fate, but the script is so bad that you care instead about the actors and their vain efforts to do something with its cliches.

December 11, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Playing with Fire makes increasingly strange choices that feel feel like the film itself is mocking the people who the smokejumpers have to save.

November 25, 2019 | Rating: 0.5/5 | Full Review…

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