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Backdraft

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Backdraft

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
132 minutes
performer:
William Baldwin, Robert De Niro, Kurt Russell, Rebecca De Mornay, Scott Glenn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Donald Sutherland, J.T. Walsh
director:
Ron Howard
Producer:
Brian Grazer
distributor:
Universal
author:
Gregory Widen
genre:
Drama, ActionAdventure

We gave it a C

Backdraft begins as the story of estranged fire-fighting brothers (Kurt Russell, William Baldwin) but gets sidetracked by some mumbo jumbo about fire as a ”living thing” before serving up Scott Glenn as a fireman-turned-serial arsonist. The overcooked plot not only feels forced (and false), it also shoves aside the family saga that made us care in the first place. C

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