Backdraft Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 3422

Average Rating: 2.7/4

# of Ratings: 203

Theatrical Release Date: 05/24/1991

Language: English

Genre: Action, Drama

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Ron Howard

Actors: Kurt Russell, William Baldwin, Robert De Niro, Donald Sutherland, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Scott Glenn

Plot: A rookie firefighter tries to earn the respect of his older brother and the rest of his squad while dealing with a string of arson/murders.

Quick Movie Reviews

Rating of
2.5/4

Snoogans - wrote on 12/04/2011

I enjoyed the fire scenes very much.

Rating of
1/4

dukeakasmudge - wrote on 09/23/2011

Something to watch

Rating of
2.5/4

donkeyknight - wrote on 05/02/2011

Very good as a firefighter movie, but even better as a brother movie. The special effects were excellent. Jennifer Jason Leigh's role...not so much.

Full Movie Reviews

mdtinney
mdtinney
Movie God

Rating of
4/4

Opie does it again!!

mdtinney - wrote on 05/27/2009

Backdraft is one of my all-time favorite movies, primarily for the spectacular visuals. Never before, and never since, have I seen fire given such a wonderful treatment. Horrifying, mystifying, entrancing, exciting, sensual, this film shows fire in so many wonderful ways.Fortunately, there's also some plot, writing, and performance interest to the film as well. Other films have stunning visuals ("Twister" comes to mind), but lack many of the other elements that make a good film. But "Backdraft" has these elements at least to the degree required to make the film enjoyable beyond the sheer beauty of the fire footage.The fire effects in "Backdraft" are amazing but the story of two brothers trying to work together is very impressive too. Ron Howard makes the fire seem like it's a living …

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