Good film. Good story. Almost good acting (I'm looking at you, Kurt Russell.)
The sons of a Chicago fireman who gave his life in the performance of his duties, firefighting brothers Kurt Russell and William Baldwin carry their lifelong sibling rivalry into their work. Russell i... read more
Directed by: Ron Howard
Release Date: May 24, 1991
DVD Release Date: November 1, 1998
Stats: 4,471 reviews
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October 27, 2012
May 29, 2012
Lt. Steven McCaffrey: Look at him... That's my brother god damnit.
"Silently behind a door, it waits."
Backdraft was a pretty big disappointment for me. The fire scenes were pretty cool, but they weren't enough to make up for everything that was wrong with the film. A great ca...
November 15, 2011
This firefighter adventure about two brothers and their unit, fighting their personal struggles and what turns out to be a murder series offers some excellent pyro action in pretty impressive scenes. Excellent actors like DeNiro and Sutherland also manage to make the investigatio...
September 22, 2010
Backdraft is a near flawless action drama film. A terrific film directed by Ron Howard, Backdraft is THE firefighter film to watch. Fuck Ladder 49, this is the film to watch. The film boast equal amounts of drama and action to create a memorable film, and with a terrific cast to ...
September 10, 2010fb619846742
While definitely cliched and predictable in a sense, still an undeniably entertaining thriller with some of the most exhilarating fire sequences recorded in a film. Solid performances from most of the cast never hurt either, even if the ending is a little far-fetched.
August 22, 2010
I don't know what it is exactly, but something about this movie just makes me really love it. The cast is good, the performances are decent, the effects are awesome, and the story is pretty good. Maybe I'm just fascinated by the portrayal of fireman and the firefighting culture.
May 15, 2010
Update: My previous review of this socketed balls, watch out for xxxtreme flames and check dat door for heat. Good cast, Robert De Niro fighting fires is a funny site. Kurt Russell is great in these type of roles.
February 4, 2010fb733768972
I thought that Backdraft considers all of the consequences of firefighters, and concludes this gripping story just barely!
September 24, 2009
August 15, 2009
"Backdraft" is a movie about two brothers (Kurt Russell & William Baldwin) who's father got killed trying to fight a fire a few years earlier. They end up being on the same firefighting team and they don't have the best relationship in the world. They must try to quit fighting ov...
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