Kirk Cameron (Left Behind) stars as Caleb Holt, a heroic fire captain who values dedication and service to others above all else. But the most important partnership in his life, his marriage, is about to go up in smoke. This gripping story follows one man's desire to transform his life and marriage through the healing power of faith and fully embrace the fireman's code: Never Leave Your Partner..
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I had never heard of this movie until my therapist recommended I see it based on some current events in my life and marriage. I didn't see how a movie could accomplish anything, but I decided to humor her and give it a try. Boy am I glad I did! This movie was so powerful, so moving, and so realistically written that I could relate to both the husband and the wife (for different reasons obviously) and it pulled me into the story to the point where I was wondering how things would turn out for them. As the story unfolded, it made me cry and I don't mean a few years shed either. I went to bed thinking about the message this movie tried - and succeeded - to get across and I even wished the Love Dare was real so I could try it myself (it is real by the way and can be bought on Amazon). It's extremely powerful and I highly recommend this movie to anyone who is struggling in their relationship. It certainly made me think - and my husband - and we were able to start communicating because of it.
I did not choose to watch this so-called "film". It interrupted the end of a far better movie that I was just finishing, & started playing itself while I was in the bathroom. When I came back to the living room, I was most distressed to find that my cat was being subjected to this ridiculous nonsense. I turned it off immediately, of course. No one should have to watch anything with Kirk Cameron in it- it's not like he can act.
Reviewed in the United States on September 18, 2018
This movie gives tremendous insight into the struggles facing modern marriages. I was particularly impressed at the way it portrayed how pornography was affecting their marriage, and how the husband was able to overcome it by fighting back and removing the temptation entirely (he destroyed his computer with a baseball bat). Highly recommended. Even if your marriage isn't struggling, this movie will give you great insight into how to help other people with struggling marriages.
This is an amazing, cool, powerful, Christian movie. I love the topic: How much your marriage matters to you, to your family, and God. If you want to watch a movie that has profound truth for your marriage, some drama added, some comic relief, and with a biblical worldview, this movie is definitely for you. Even if you don't completely agree with the message, this is a positive, family friendly movie.
I personally think that Fireproof is good quality, but if it doesn't meet your standards, then you should watch War Room. The Kendricks continue to improve their productions.
Reviewed in the United States on September 9, 2018
Good acting for the most part. Kirk Cameron is great and I really respect his unashamed and obvious faith, which is so lacking in Hollywood, of course. The story feels a little too contrived to match the theme, but I love the idea of being able to strengthen and "fix" a marriage through faith and making your partner the focus, not yourself. It's not as easy in practice, even though the movie plainly shows the difficulty, as even the movie depicts. I don't know if doing it the exact way the movie suggests would work for everyone, but again, what a concept. It takes a lot of effort and selflessness to love someone forever, but if you're not going to do that, why get married?
Now don't get me wrong, this movie definitely has some major "cheese" factor to it, but the underlying message and core issues it brings to light with marriage are hugely important and often not talked about in our "me, me, now!" society. It shows a lot of the typical routines and situations the average person can find themselves in as opposed to the often fairytale, fluffy stories in many fictional romances depicted by Hollywood. I believe one of the most helpful things the movie shows is that marriage may have its bumpy patches, but what you gain in the end/totality of a lifetime together is worth more than giving up and jumping to the next person that is probably equally as flawed. Now there are certainly situations where a partner isn't safe to stay with, or has no intention of changing incredibly destructive habits which would be intolerable and unfixable. However, the point of this movie is that many people have a decent spouse, and they need to carry through and make things better together instead of separately. As a now 30yr old with parents that divorced in my tween aged years, I can attest that the some of the damage from a divorce never completely goes away for the entire family (I have a case of parents that in the end have admitted individually years later they probably should have stayed together, but one parent remarried too soon). So giving a case for holding on to a commitment and putting someone else first I think makes this movie one with a good message to consider.
Perfect, except for some poor acting on "katherine's" part. Her acting doesn't hold a candle to the man who plays her husband's acting. Beautiful beautiful beautiful film. Clean, no indecency, no inappropriate kissing, no foul language, no sex or nudity. Powerful plot, with lots of humor and encouragement. I can't recommend this film more strongly.
5.0 out of 5 starsThis is an amazing movie. I would recommend it to everybody
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 4, 2017
This is an amazing movie. I would recommend it to everybody, does not really matter are you Christian or not, the guy in the movie (main character) wasn't pro Jesus at first. Maybe this is why there is a crisis in marriages this days as people think they know best what to do and how to fix things they messed up in their life. What I like about this movie is relationship with father - trying to listen what oldie want's to say, without this attitude 'I know better'. I know my review is quite chaotic but honestly - give the movie a go. It is worthy.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 8, 2017
A moving and compelling drama.
There are few films which deal with the consequences of marriage breakdown in a positive way. Fireproof manages to show the reality of a couple who have grown apart and yet gives hope that relationships can be restored while not sugar-coating the experience.
I found myself utterly drawn in, hoping and rooting for the couple, devastated when things got progressively worse and yet inspired by the story. The ending was perfect. A great movie for upcoming Valentines Day!
I've seen the film a few times now and it still gets me.
The challenge mentioned in the film - the Love Dare is available as a book and is if anything, tougher than the experience the character went through. If you want to be a hero in your own marriage adventure - take the challenge!
5.0 out of 5 starsWonderful, thoughtful and modern movie.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 19, 2017
Wonderful Christian movie! Really up to date dealing with relavant issues that can touch relationships and marriages. Great tips too for both men and women. Thoughtful, funny and modern film. Enjoyed by both myself and fiancé. I would definitely recommend!
5.0 out of 5 starsAmazing movie for couples in trouble.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 14, 2019
My husband gave me this movie to watch while we were going through a rough patch in the hopes that I will gain some perspective and be more encouraged to try harder with him to make things work. Well, it supported my thoughts that HE should try harder to make things work haha but still, it did give me some perspective and often we fail to see/understand the reason behind certain things that our significant others do.. And maybe, just maybe, if you change your mindset and open your heart, you will realize that this person loves you more than you give him credit for.. and perhaps you just needed a little reminder of that and this movie is that reminder. WATCH IT!
5.0 out of 5 starsVery good film to watch for just married couples or already ...
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 10, 2018
Purchased as a present, but watched this film so many times with my family. Very good film to watch for just married couples or already married. We always need to look after our half, no matter how busy we are. Just remember never live partner behind!
5.0 out of 5 starsSerious subject, seriously addressed, excellently directed and acted.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 27, 2018
This film felt real. The struggles that many couples go through when complacency and self-centredness reign is brilliantly unpacked. I wouldn't have guessed this was acted by amateurs. Very well directed and shot - I will be recommending it to friends.
Excellent film! - must watch. Very well made. These guys know how to make good Christian films. I was sceptical when first told about it but they always get it spot on and I love all their films. Can wait to see what they do next!
This is a powerful film about a man who is gradually wrecking his marriage and has no idea that he is doing it. He then tries to mend it. This is the story of his attempts to put things right. A Christian film with strong ethics. There is useful teaching and helpful ideas that anyone could use in their relationships.
Bought this for a married friend after watching it myself. She said quote "Best present I have received in years". I guess that speaks for itself. It is a brilliant movie, for both Christians and non Christians alike. It also is gives good advice for both married and singles.