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Things We Lost in the Fire

Rated R for drug content and language.

R In Theaters 10/19/2007 , 118min.
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Critic score based on 30 reviews

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May 22, 2008
Halle Berry delivers a searing portrayal of a woman grappling with a loss. Benicio Del Torro is brilliant as he takes the heart to places it really doesn't want to go. Good acting is evident when a character makes you empathize with him/her. They both accomplished that and more. The non-verbals made this movie. There is much that can be said when words are never spoken. The children were amazing
May 22, 2008
I loved Things we lost in the fire for its challenging, and honest story. This movie was one of those films where it would really relate to you. Oscar Winners Halle Berry and Benicio Del Toro were compelling, Both delivered memorible and honest performances. I say both their performances were worthy Oscar performances. Berry delivered honest emotions to the role, While, Del Toro really compelled
May 22, 2008
The movie is enjoyable although has its loose ends, mixing the fantasy of India with comedy and a tragic moment. For those who were born after the era of the Beatles, this is a good movie to acquaint yourself with a highlight of a meaningful decade. The wearing of suits, the shoe/lack of shoe logic and the insistence of rituals make it interesting in its details.Peacock feather rituals, snakes
May 22, 2008
This movie looks way too scary for me. I think that this movie should be rated R!!!!! There's guns and people dying!!!!!!!!\nI absolutly hated this movie!!!!!!! Im 10 and i thought that it would be about people surviving after a house fire. This movie was a total waste of money. i want the people who made this movie seud!!!!Toooooooooooooooooo much killing!!!!!!!!!\nWay to much killing!!!!!!!

Critic Reviews powered by Metacritic ™

Claudia Puig
USA Today
The movie makes some missteps, most of them in pacing and length, and the story veers occasionally into melodrama, but it is saved by the powerful performance of Benicio Del Toro. Full Review
James Berardinelli
Emotionally challenging and honest. Full Review
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
Mr. Del Toro is a fearless actor, and his Jerry, a heroin addict lurching toward redemption, is the heart and soul, as well as the haunted, rubbery visage, of a story of grief and loss that would be fairly lifeless without him. Full Review
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
Things are sporadically troublesome about the film. The story goes in and out of being self-consciously earnest and ponderous, a situation that numerous tight close-ups of people's eyes does nothing to help. Full Review
Kirk Honeycutt
The Hollywood Reporter
An unstable mix of a tearjerker, junkie-recovery story and odd-couple pairing. The film marks the American debut of Danish filmmaker Susanne Bier, whose European films show a strong affinity for stories of human frailties and of families unraveling. Full Review

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