Sunday May 31, 2020

Film: Running riot with a shoot-to-thrill policy

Wheatley crafts an atmosphere of crackling tension and intimate suspense

2nd April, 2017
Armie Hammer, Brie Larson, Cillian Murphy, Sam Riley and Michael Smiley in Free Fire

Ben Wheatley’s rise as one of Britain’s most innovative and prolific filmmakers continues apace with this uproarious bullet ballet about a weapons deal gone wrong. His first film set in the US, but his second following High Rise to take place in the bell-bottomed, sideburned 1970s, Free Fire takes a simple premise and turns it into a riot of one-liners and double crosses. An eclectic cast and dizzying fight choreography turn Wheatley’s homage to the...

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