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OldBoy
09-30-04, 04:38 PM
Thinking about seeing this tomorrow, but was wondering if anyone saw this yet in an advance screening or something.

It is about firefighters and their engince company headed by John Travolta and Joaquin Phoenix. Looks pretty good. Ebert and Roeper gave it two thumbs up. Loved "Backdraft" and this looks just as promising...

BDB
09-30-04, 04:48 PM
a whopping 29% on rottentomatoes

I don't think I'll see it in theaters if at all. I like Joaquin but Travolta is too hard to bear in these roles

Iron Chef
09-30-04, 05:20 PM
Let me know if Joaquin Phoenix cries in it.

OldBoy
09-30-04, 05:31 PM
Originally posted by BadlyDrawnBoy
a whopping 29% on rottentomatoes

I don't think I'll see it in theaters if at all. I like Joaquin but Travolta is too hard to bear in these roles

really?? i didn't think E&R could be that off. that sucks as there haven't been too many good movies i have wanted to see in a long time...

PopcornTreeCt
09-30-04, 06:45 PM
Looks like a paycheck film for Joaquin. Its a shame. You would think more actors would actually try to give themselves a flawless filmography.

Cornholio
09-30-04, 07:17 PM
i saw john travolta on TRL today....i was bored

Joem
09-30-04, 09:02 PM
Originally posted by Iron Chef
Let me know if Joaquin Phoenix cries in it.

Isn't he crying in that scene that is in the trailer when John Travolta says he's coming in to save him and Joaquin is saying to leave him?

Anyway, I think I'll have to go see it just because it was filmed here. Some weird draw I have to it....sucks, because that also means I'll have to go see XXX 2 with Ice Cube when it comes out. ;)

Catch 21
10-01-04, 07:14 AM
i saw it on Wednesday. I feel asleep, except during the fire scenes due to the sounds.

Geofferson
10-01-04, 10:39 AM
Ebert's 3 1/2-star review here (http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20041001/REVIEWS/40920005/1023).

FiveO
10-02-04, 10:38 PM
Saw this tonight and really enjoyed it.

Bravo for Hollywood making this film.


It was a bit overly sentimental....but deserved.


I'll give it 3 of 4 stars.

I'll be buying this on DVD also....the DTS theatre I was in had amazing sound...lets hope the DVD can hold up.

Supermallet
10-02-04, 11:03 PM
Originally posted by PopcornTreeCt
Looks like a paycheck film for Joaquin. Its a shame. You would think more actors would actually try to give themselves a flawless filmography.

He already ruined it by being in Gladiator, Signs, and The Village. :p

I keep seeing ads for this during Rescue Me, and I keep thinking, "Why are they showing these ads during this show? The ads make it look like an sappy, generic Hollywood inspirational film. Rescue Me is a dry, sarcastic, and lewd show. Just because they both have firefighters doesn't mean they're similar enough to cross-market."

Me007gold
10-02-04, 11:15 PM
any one in baltimore know if this is being show at the senator? like most other movies shot in town?

*edit* it sure is

jeffkjoe
10-02-04, 11:43 PM
I saw this tonight, and I was HIGHLY disappointed. I went based on Ebert's glowing review, and could he not be more wrong!

thegame370
10-03-04, 06:01 AM
Saw this on Friday and thought it was just ok. What i didnt like was that the cheese factor was way over the top, real sappy but i expected that. I liked Backdraft better.

neale
10-11-04, 02:57 PM
I thought it was a very good film. But I swear the score sounded EXACTLY like the score from "Titanic."

slax
10-12-04, 12:08 PM
Overly sappy and it coulda used 15-20 minutes shaved off but other then that I enjoyed it.

Glad they didn't go with the usual cop out ending although it was somewhat anti-climatic.