Reviewed byghostman16Vote: 7/10/10
firestorm is a cliffhanger type thriller starring Howie Long as JesseGraves a heroic fire fighter who is up against a group of escapedconvicts led by the Psycotic Randell who has kidnapped a bird watcherplayed by Suzi Amis and has caused a giant fire that is turning into afirestorm.now Jesse must now save the hostage stop the fire and takecare of Randell. firestorm is quite a fun little thriller Howie Longwas quite a good hero shame he didn't make anymore action films afterthis.William Forsythe was absolutely brilliant as the main bad guyRandell William normally plays decent bad guys anyway like in out forjustice and stone cold.even Scott Glenn is in it. to end the reviewfirestorm is a well made action thriller a bit clichéd but still cool 7out of 10.
Reviewed byjesse_beachVote: 5/10/10
"Firestorm" was avarage action thriller. The fire-effects were pretty nicebut in some parts they looked pretty "old". Action was nice but there really wasn´t much brains in it. William Forsythemade the best performance of he actors but none of them really convinced me.
"Firestorms" plot seemed to be a mix from "Cliffhanger" and Ron Howards"Backdraft". It´s just to bad that "Firestorm" doesen´t manage to beanything like either of this good films. Don´t gett me wrong, "Firestorm"was an OK film in some ways. But in those other ways it wasn´t thatgreat.5/10
Reviewed bylost-in-limboVote: 5/10/10
Toasty, by-the-numbers b-grade natural disaster action joint which hasa stout-hearted Howie Long playing a smoke-jumper that has to tacklefirestorms and William Forsythe's gleefully hammy bad guy persona.Forsythe is great and you know you can always expect a show wheneverhis on screen, as he simply knows how to play devious tyrants. Alsoalong for the heatwave are Scott Glenn and Barry Pepper. Simple-mindedwriting makes sure that the bubblegum action flows with the blatantheroics coming to the forefront, which is led by Long and Glenn. Hammydialogues (I can't remember the last time I heard someone be called abutt-munch) are filtered in and the stunt-work can get hot and heavy.Too bad some of the computer effects come off rather lousy, especiallyduring the final climatic scenes. Director Dean Semler (who wascinematographer for such films as "Mad Max 2" and "Razorback") keeps itrugged and heightens it with some stylish shots of the woodlandterrain. Disposable, but crackling entertainment.
Firefighter Jesse Graves has to save ornithologist Jennifer and other people caught in a forest fire, which was set up by the lawyer of convicted killer Earl Shaye, who escaped from the prison with several of his inmates posing as firefighters to recover $37,000,000 in stashed loot.