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  • Summary: At work, inside burning buildings, Capt. Caleb Holt lives by the old firefighter’s adage; never leave your partner behind. At home, in the cooling embers of his marriage, he lives by his own rules. After seven years of marriage, Caleb and Catherine Holt have drifted so far apart thatAt work, inside burning buildings, Capt. Caleb Holt lives by the old firefighter’s adage; never leave your partner behind. At home, in the cooling embers of his marriage, he lives by his own rules. After seven years of marriage, Caleb and Catherine Holt have drifted so far apart that Catherine wishes she had never married. As the couple prepares to enter divorce proceedings, Caleb’s father challenges his son to commit to a 40-day experimental he calls “The Love Dare”. When Caleb discovers the book’s daily challenges are tied into his parents’ newfound faith, his already limited interest is further dampened. Is it too late to fireproof his marriage? Caleb Holt’s job is to rescue others, but now he has to face his toughest job ever…rescuing his wife’s heart. (Samuel Goldwyn Films) Expand
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  2. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. While hardly sophisticated in its approach and certainly not polished in its technical elements, the film does get its heartfelt message across with undeniable sincerity.
  2. Reviewed by: Ed Gonzales
    50
    Then the film gets all religulous, suggesting that Caleb's devotion to healing means nothing without Jesus, and so Fireproof stops becoming relatable to us all and only to the already, or easily, indoctrinated.
  3. Reviewed by: Chris Willman
    50
    The filmmakers hedge their bets by making the young marrieds agnostic at the start of the movie, in order to turn Fireproof into a manual for eternal as well as marital salvation.
  4. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    50
    Cameron is genuinely compelling as Caleb.
  5. Reviewed by: Josh Rosenblatt
    20
    Makes for fruitful soul-fishing but lousy drama.
  6. 0
    Cameron acts like a childish jerk, even in the reconciliation phase, and the underlying reason is that he--and the movie--hates women.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 54
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 54
  3. Negative: 17 out of 54
  1. KenS.
    Oct 15, 2008
    10
    If you like movies that move and inspire you to be the best that you can be, enable us to laugh at ourselves and comfirm the truths of the If you like movies that move and inspire you to be the best that you can be, enable us to laugh at ourselves and comfirm the truths of the deepest regions of our hearts, this is for you! This 48 year old man who has been married for 22 years has lived out the bumps in the road of marriage and the bible based teachings given here are the way, truth and life with our spouses. Dont listen to movie critics on this one. It was the beat money I've spent in a long while at a theater! Expand
  2. VirginiaE.
    Jan 28, 2009
    10
    Great Movie. Me and my husband are in our early thirties and thought this movie was amazing. Gives great advise on how to make a marriage Great Movie. Me and my husband are in our early thirties and thought this movie was amazing. Gives great advise on how to make a marriage really work. Put God first!!! It will make any marriage work. Expand
  3. AmyS.
    Oct 14, 2008
    10
    True and helpful. Marriage is hard but there is hope.
  4. TimM.
    Sep 27, 2008
    9
    Excellent show, deals with issues that most couples face, and have forgot why they fell in love at first. I recommend it to all couples no Excellent show, deals with issues that most couples face, and have forgot why they fell in love at first. I recommend it to all couples no matter what their age. Expand
  5. DenB.
    Oct 3, 2008
    8
    Excellent subject matter wide appeal in moral circles, stay's away from touching issues regarding same sex relationships acting as would Excellent subject matter wide appeal in moral circles, stay's away from touching issues regarding same sex relationships acting as would be expected by cast makeup well done overall from a church ! Hollyood may need to take cue Expand
  6. DH
    Nov 15, 2008
    2
    Don't get me wrong, I found the message of the movie agreeable. It discusses the truth about love and marriage. However, the movie as Don't get me wrong, I found the message of the movie agreeable. It discusses the truth about love and marriage. However, the movie as art is abysmal. The script has some gaping holes. The acting, with the exception of Kirk Cameron at times, is rigid and forced. Christians should have the best art out there, not the worst. Don't be fooled into thinking this movie is good just because you agreed with the theme. Expand
  7. LandonL.
    Oct 5, 2008
    0
    To say that this film was a steaming pile of mediocrity would be an overstatement. Box office poison. Stay away.

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