BACKDRAFT | Full Movie

BACKDRAFT
  • R
  • 2h 17m
  • 1991
Fresh74%
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Amazing fire effects highlight this Ron Howard gem about two quarreling brothers in the Chicago Fire Department. William Baldwin and Kurt Russell star with Academy Award®-winner Robert De Niro in this action-packed tale of men against nature. Donald Sutherland has a nasty turn as an arsonist. Thrills from start to finish!

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Fresh74%
Critics Consensus: It's not particularly deep, but Backdraft is a strong action movie with exceptional special effects.
Reviews
Chicago Tribune
Gene Siskel
Fresh

"Backdraft" is a spectacle worth observing; it may also generate a little more respect for firemen...

July 10, 2017
Variety
Variety Staff
Rotten

Visually, pic often is exhilarating, but it's shapeless and dragged down by corny, melodramatic ch...

June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Ron Howard popcorn-muncher is sappy, not smokin'.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that there's a lot of CSI-type imagery here: charred, dead bodies and body parts pickled in jars. A burned body is imbedded in the windshield of a car, legs sticking straight out over the hood. Brian, Stephen, and the other firefighters face tremendous danger in burning buildings. A character dies in a fire. A fireman goes through a floor and nearly falls to his death. Another firefighter catches on fire and is severely burnt but survives. The film also depicts a couple's impending divorce. They sleep together one last time, confusing and hurting their son. There is some rear nudity (mostly male) and some sexual situations.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Crime, Action, Drama, Thriller, Franchise
  • Release Date:May 24, 1991
  • Highest Available for Purchase:4KLearn More

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