Because of its cast of young men being buff and hormonal and good at their jobs, one could say that Only the Brave is the Top Gun of firefighter movies, the difference being that the new film feels like it's embedded in reality rather than in an aerial wet dream.
Kosinski settles for a simplistic ending, and the film can’t avoid certain narrative predictability, but for all its conventionality, it’s also brave enough to push against those conventions to find the humanity within its heroes.
Producer: Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Erik Howsam, Thad Luckinbill
Writer: Ken Nolan, Eric Warren Singer
Release Date: Oct 20, 2017
Runtime: 2hr 14m
It’s not what stands in front of you… it’s who stands beside you. Only the Brave, based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, is the heroic story of one unit of local firefighters that through hope, determination, sacrifice, and the drive to protect families, communities, and our country become one of the most elite firefighting teams in the nation. As most of us run from danger, they run toward it – they watch over our lives, our homes, everything we hold dear, as they forge a unique brotherhood that comes into focus with one fateful fire.
James Badge Dale
Did You Know?
True story of the Fallen 19 Firefighters of the Granite Mountain Hot Shots Crew from Prescott Arizona