Fire with Fire

  • 15
  • David Barrett (2012)
  • US
  • 93 min
Film Review
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2 out of 5

Although it's probably the biggest movie yet to emerge from rapper 50 Cent's production outfit, this damp squib still has "straight to DVD" stamped all over it (which is where the film ended up in the US). Josh Duhamel (Transformers) stars as reluctant vigilante Jeremy Coleman, a fireman who is placed in the witness protection programme after getting caught up in a gangland execution carried out by an evil white supremacist (Vincent D'Onofrio). But when Coleman and his US marshal protector (Rosario Dawson) - who are also involved romantically - are tracked down by a hired assassin (Julian McMahon), he realises they will never be safe unless he takes the law into his own hands. Despite the efforts of a notable cast - Bruce Willis also plays a sympathetic detective, while 50 Cent and Vinnie Jones have small roles - there's little spark in either the plotting or the perfunctory direction of TV veteran David Barrett.

Plot Summary

A fireman witnesses a murder committed by a white supremacist, and is placed under police protection. He falls in love with his FBI minder, but she is badly injured when his identity is exposed, leaving him convinced that the only way they will be safe from the killer is if he takes the law into his own hands. Action thriller, starring Josh Duhamel, Bruce Willis and Rosario Dawson.

Cast and crew


Jeremy Coleman
Josh Duhamel
Lieutenant Mike Cella
Bruce Willis
Deputy Talia Durham
Rosario Dawson
David Hagan
Vincent D'Onofrio
Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson
Julian McMahon
Vinnie Jones
Quinton "Rampage" Jackson
Harold Gethers
Richard Schiff
Agent Calvin Mullens
Kevin Dunn


David Barrett

Other Information

Theatrical distributor: 
Warner Bros
Available on DVD and BluRay
Released 8 Mar 2013
Certificate 15