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Actors of "Backdraft"
Characters of "Backdraft"
Directors of "Backdraft"Ron HowardBirthdate: 1 March 1954, Duncan, Oklahoma, USA
Creators of "Backdraft"Gregory Widen
Critic Reviews of "Backdraft"Entertainment WeeklyFebruary 05, 2008
Backdraft has some of the raw filmmaking excitement that has been missing from Howard's recent work.VarietyFebruary 05, 2008
Visually, pic often is exhilarating, but it's shapeless and dragged down by corny, melodramatic characters and situations.Chicago ReaderFebruary 05, 2008
Visually speaking, the film does pretty well with fire-as-spectacle, less well with everything else (Howard tends to trot out fuzzy-toned Spielbergian backlighting on any pretext).Time OutJanuary 26, 2006
The fire sequences are stunning, and the build-up to them, complete with blaring sirens and bellowed conversations, has an aggressive immediacy.New York TimesMay 20, 2003
The spectacular fire sequences, which must have been hellish to film, are powerfully enveloping on screen, thanks especially to the eerie effect of the title.Washington PostJanuary 01, 2000
Backdraft is sure to do for fire what The Poseidon Adventure did for water.Reel Film ReviewsNovember 21, 2016
...a top-notch thriller trapped within a poorly-paced and needlessly bloated piece of work...rec.arts.movies.reviewsSeptember 10, 2015
Ron Howard's film is one of smoke-eaters, crispers, and torches... and it bestows a renewed respect on a profession all too often taken for granted.Antagony & EcstasyJuly 26, 2014
Absolutely fantastic setpieces strung along an absolutely dimwitted script.Common Sense MediaSeptember 23, 2010
Ron Howard popcorn-muncher is sappy, not smokin'.DVDTalk.comJanuary 16, 2009
Backdraft may not be a very good movie, but it sure is great entertainment.
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