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Only the Brave (2017)

PG-13 | | Biography, Drama | 20 October 2017 (USA)
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Based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a group of elite firefighters risk everything to protect a town from a historic wildfire.

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Eric Marsh
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Brendan McDonough
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Duane Steinbrink
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Jesse Steed
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Christopher MacKenzie
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Marvel Steinbrink
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Travis Turbyfill
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Andrew Ashcraft
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Wade Parker
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Clayton Whitted
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Robert Caldwell
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Based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a group of elite firefighters risk everything to protect a town from a historic wildfire.

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It's Not What Stands In Front Of You, It's Who Stands Beside You

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Rated PG-13 for thematic content, some sexual references, language and drug material | See all certifications »

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Second time director Joseph Kosinski and actor Jeff Bridges have worked together after TRON: Legacy (2010) See more »


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We're Gonna Hold On
Written by George Jones and Montgomery Earl
Performed by George Jones and Tammy Wynette
Courtesy of Columbia Records Nashville by arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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A movie about pure heroes
19 October 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

With the recent fires in Napa Valley this movie is even more involving and relevant. It's well made and filmed. And the story is interesting exciting and doesn't feel like it is over 2 hours long.

There have been many movies about fighting fires in buildings and cities but not many about tackling wildfires in the country side. It seems they actually stop fires by burning. There is a lot of back story to some of the characters mainly Josh Brolin the head of the unit and his quest to get the unit certified Hotshot. His lovely wife played by the mesmerizing Jennifer Connelly. Sometimes she is so slim on the horse she looks like she is in a photo shoot. Glad they gave her a large role. Miles Teller's character also has a pretty wife played by Natalie Hall. Miles is quite different looking here.

There are a couple of small faults. The words on screen to show the locations was in white and hard to make out. The dialog wasn't always easy to make out. Some of the accents were a bit thick. Jeff Bridges always had sketchy diction. There isn't too much lingering on the tragic deaths but would have been better with a bit more about how they got trapped.

The tragic end is not sentimental and it's more powerful because of this.

It's good to see a movie about heroes that are just pure heroes without any question mark of war or politics hanging over their actions. Probably the best and least contrived movie about firefighting.


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