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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 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: Joe Leydon
    50
    Cameron is genuinely compelling as Caleb.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  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.
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  1. Positive: 36 out of 53
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  3. Negative: 17 out of 53
  1. Feb 11, 2013
    9
    Sherwood picture are probably one of the most beautiful success stories. They do with a 1000000$ budget what other companies struggles to do with 1000000000$. This is a must see to every husband who can't stand his wife(or vise versa.) Expand
  2. Oct 3, 2011
    8
    Goodness, this world has really changed. The movie is about sanctity of marriage. Something we have seemed to lose in this democratic society we are living in. Anyway this is a good movie, go buy it. Expand
  3. Mar 27, 2013
    6
    So I have to admit, the film suffers from a few poor acting performances, which hurt the sincerity of some scenes but the film's powerful messages and understandable script make it a worthwhile ride. Expand
  4. Feb 9, 2013
    0
    Being one of the worst films I have seen in a while; Fireproof is nothing but an infuriating, preachy and religious soap opera filled with cliches and stereotypes. It has the feel of a cheap made-for-television film; but unlike made-for-television films, this is quite overlong, making it more tormenting to sit through. The acting is atrocious and the characters are absolutely annoying. When the film isn't selfishly shoving religion into the faces of the viewers, it uses dumb reoccurring jokes and unnecessary subplots in order to "entertain" viewers who aren't enjoying the film so far or viewers who wanted a different kind of film, but they ultimately fail to do so. This film may be "inspirational" to some people, but for other viewers, it's an inane and forced religious soap opera that only cares about spreading it's biblical messages rather than caring for the audience's sanity as they sit through this overlong trite of a movie. I am not against God or anything, but I just feel that this film is nothing but forced, and it just feels extra cruel for audiences to see through two-hours of insanely preachy trash. Expand

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