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Only the Brave Movie Review

Updated on October 21, 2017
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Alec is a film critic with a true passion for the film industry & hopes his reviews and articles will help launch his career.

Have you ever seen a film that knocked the wind out of you and made you ugly-cry? Only the Brave did that to, and for, me. It was almost the perfect film, bringing an important and harrowing story to the attention of audiences everywhere.

The film follows Eric Marsh and his team of firefighters as they vie for the title of "hotshots" so that they can be on the front lines with the other firefighters. Their journey gets rougher from there, both in their personal lives and professional lives.

I honestly have so much praise for this film except for one little issue which sadly prevents it from receiving a perfect score. That little issue is the beginning of the film which was going between Eric's team and leading up to Brendan joining the crew. It's a bit distracting to see this random character with no visible connection to anything else for a good 30 minutes. Aside from that, there's no complaints from me.

I loved how the writers and director was able to show these people as what they were - human beings with problems just like the rest of us. Same with the families. The level of emotion in this film made me realize just how talented all these wonderful actors and actresses really are. It takes truly talented, skilled individuals to make you see these people the way they should be seen and feel what they must have felt.

In conclusion, do yourself a favor and go see Only the Brave. It will make you laugh, make you self-analyze, and make you hold that loved one a little bit closer. I give the film 3.5 out of 4 stars.

© 2017 Alec Zander


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