Ladder 49 details
|Formats:||12 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||John Travolta, Balthazar Getty, Jacinda Barrett, Morris Chestnut, Robert Patrick, Kevin Chapman, Joaquin Phoenix|
|Studio:||WALT DISNEY STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Collections:||Sick Of Soccer|
|Run time:||1 hour 45 minutes|
|Rental release:||Limited availability|
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Definatley recommendedBy a customer from wigan , 25 Jan 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]This one is a definate for all. The world all over needs firefighters so this movie opens your eyes to what the firefighters families go through day to day, not knowing if their loved ones will come home at the end of their shift. Starring John Travolta and Joaquin Pheonix who each play their parts equally brilliant this one is definalty going to be jumping off the shelves once released.
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DireBy jonkelly123 (31 reviews) from London , 09 Mar 2008Hard to sit through made for children type TV film. Poor performances from all actors.
Burning but not brightly enough...By Pretender23 (9 reviews) from Oldham , 20 Feb 2008
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideLadder 49 tells of a story of a rookie fireman and his life in the department charting his years, the trials and tribulations, the hard times and the good times. As Jack lays injured in a building ravaged by fire and on the brink of disintegration, flashbacks of the glory days fade in and out...
John Travolta is brilliant as the hardened fire chief and the cast works well. The scenes of friendship and brotherhood are funny, touching and give the film a sense of genuine humility that is somehow lost in similar films. When the firefighters lose their own to serious injuries and fatal mistakes, the grief is palpable and heartfelt.
Unfortunatley these points are seriously over shadowed by the teadious, almost pathetic frontman display by Joaquin Phoenix, which is a shame because in flashes he shows a quality of acting inconsistent throughout. The story is slow to pick up and fails to ignite, (sorry!!) rolling along in a preamble that hinder instead of enlightens.
Seriously disappointing, as the film could have been spectacular with a pace and energy that its more successful predicessor Backdraft benefited from.
Good.By Tops (24 reviews) from Luton , 19 Feb 2008Nice story, good to know what furefighters do and what some of them go through. Everyone should watch this and learn and respect them more.
Ladder 49By weenda (3 reviews) from Orkney , 06 Feb 2008This must be one of the best films i have ever seen. The only thing to say about it is that its great. So well worth the watching. I would have giving it 10 stars if i could. Just BRILLIANT.
Ladder 49By Smoggie from The Boro , 04 Feb 2008Watchable, but Backdraft done it much much better....