(2008)

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Based on 6 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
60
While hardly sophisticated in its approach and certainly not polished in its technical elements, the film does get its heartfelt message across with undeniable sincerity.
50
Variety
Cameron is genuinely compelling as Caleb.
50
The filmmakers hedge their bets by making the young marrieds agnostic at the start of the movie, in order to turn Fireproof into a manual for eternal as well as marital salvation.
50
Then the film gets all religulous, suggesting that Caleb's devotion to healing means nothing without Jesus, and so Fireproof stops becoming relatable to us all and only to the already, or easily, indoctrinated.
20
Austin Chronicle
Makes for fruitful soul-fishing but lousy drama.
0
The A.V. Club
Cameron acts like a childish jerk, even in the reconciliation phase, and the underlying reason is that he--and the movie--hates women.

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