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Fire With Fire starts off with a bang as with a violent independent convenient store father and son, being threatened by white supremacist gang members, then watches as his son is brutally murdered. He is given a chance to pay them money for protection, but he says that he is protected by the Eastside Crypts. Watching the crime unfold is a firefighter named Jeremy Colmen, portrayed expertly by Josh Duhamel.
Colmen tries to fight back, is eventually shot, he survives because only his firefighter friends rescue him. Colmen is put in witness protection, movies out of state, and is assigned sultry FBI Agent Talia Duram, Rosario Dawson to keep an eye on him.
White Supremacist leader Neal Hagen (Vincent D'Onofrio) is the ring master of the group and vows revenge. D'Onofiro brings the role to life, he is big bad mean and angry. The fire in his eyes evoke a hatred.
Bruce Willis portrays police captain Mike Cilla. Cilla also has an interest in the case as his former partner was murdered by the same group. He is trying to reel Colmen in, when Colman starts to target members of the White Supremest Group.
Fire with fire ebbs and flows with energy, as Colmen builds from timid fireman to revenge mode. The transformation is entertaining to watch and while the movie progresses, the mayhem increases. The flow and action are seethe with energy, as Colmen enlists help The East Side Crypts.
Although seeming trite, this is one of my favorite indie action films of the year. Fire with Fire has a cool story and fantastic performances from Vincent D'Onofrio, Rosario Dawson and Jeremy Colmen. Dawson expressions portray a caring and sympathetic disposition, but when backed into a corner she pounces like a panther.
Colmen has the bulk of the screen work here and enjoyed watching the character transformation. D'Onofiro, is a whirlwind of energy, seething hatred from every pour in his body. Bruce Willis is Bruce, intense, showing the underlying sardonic humor he is known for.
Fire With Fire is one of those big budget DTV films, and it shows, a budget prob close to 20mil. I enjoyed the sets and action, this would probably play on a big screen well. In addition to the action, attention to detail with the background in several scenes and subtle lighting make for an overall solid watch.
Fire With Fire rates an 8 out of 10 and this is a strongly recommended purchase or rent. Below is a direct amazon link, the movie is under 13 dollars on DVD!