This bellicose beast is referred to as being "brave" in this film. Ownership of the bull is a subject of debate throughout the film and at one point the boy gains an audience with the Mexican President to try to resolve the issue. Outside of the story being utterly preposterous, I had no problem with it. This was filmed in Mexico in CinemaScope using highly saturated colors.
Add your rating See all 4 kid reviews. Hard-driving supervisor Eric Marsh Josh Brolin pushes for his local crew to become the first of their origin to be certified as "hot shots," with the help of Division Chief Duane Steinbrink Jeff Bridges.
Eventually, the team comes upon a massive, fast-moving blaze that it may not be able to handle. Continue reading Show less Is it any good?
There's a lot to like here: Only the Brave is at its strongest in the easy camaraderie of the elite firefighters, with their goofing around and male bonding. But the film clearly treats its real-life subjects with kid gloves. McDonough has a pretty easy time of it, going from unbelievably stupid crackhead to dedicated family man and reliable wildlands firefighter with surprisingly little on-screen struggle.
Luckily, Teller is a skilled actor who more or less sells it. More punches are obviously pulled with team supervisor Marsh played by the at-home-in-his-own-skin Brolinwhom, we're told, has made enemies with his attitude.
On-screen, his greatest sin is that predictably he cares too damn much.
But the domestic drama either doesn't fly -- as with Marsh and his wife -- or does, as with McDonough's fumblings toward fatherhood.
A lingering look at a character getting into a truck means A character talks about retiring, so the next time out Brave's worst cinematic sin, though, is its failure to convey the logistics of the action.
While it can be fascinating to watch the characters' technical expertise, their physical feats, and their strategy and skill, the film doesn't bother to fill in knowledge gaps for regular viewers. We're simply intended to accept that every strategic call one of the characters makes is right, even though other experts vehemently disagree.
This is crucial in the film's climax, when it's difficult to understand why certain decisions are made. That lack of clarity may open cans of worms the filmmakers don't intend, as viewers may wonder why certain horrible events had to occur. Only the Brave serves as a fond tribute to real-life heroes, but as a work of art, it's uneven.
Continue reading Show less Talk to your kids about Families can talk about Only the Brave's scenes of firefighting. Were you able to follow the action? How do the scenes in this movie compare with other forms of movie violence?
Is one type scarier than another? Beneath the story of dedication and heroism is a story of redemption for several characters. How do their addiction issues play into the story? Do they deserve second chances? What did they do with those chances?
Do you consider them role models? How do the characters demonstrate perseverancecourageand teamwork?
Why are those important character strengths? Were you surprised to see firefighters starting fires? Were you able to follow their strategies? What were you interested to learn about the firefighters?A Weekly Guide to DVD Movie Releases & Reviews. Rotten Tomatoes, home of the Tomatometer, is the most trusted measurement of quality for Movies & TV.
The definitive site for Reviews, Trailers, Showtimes, and Tickets. All men are created equal then, a few become firefighters. Only the Brave, based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, is the heroic story of one unit of local firefighters that.
Language, firefighting peril in true story of heroism. Read Common Sense Media's Only the Brave review, age rating, and parents guide. This movie is terribly titled and audaciously plotted; the best thing, and maybe the only good thing, about The Brave One is Jodie Foster's performance.
She skillfully pieces together another complicated, determined character trying to make sense of a chaotic world.
Sep 14, · Erica Bain, the gunslinging heroine of “The Brave One,” is the host of a public radio talk show called “Street Walk” that takes a sentimental, nostalgic view of New York City. Also a.