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Ladder 49

Overview


Genre :

Action, Drama

Release Date :

October 08, 2004

MPAA Rating :

PG-13

Director :

Jay Russell

Starring :

Joaquin Phoenix, John Travolta, Jacinda Barrett, Morris Chestnut, Robert Patrick, Balthazar Getty, Jay Hernandez, Billy Burke

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

2.5 of 5

“..Watching Ladder 49 is a basically cathartic experience..”
by Marjorie Baumgarten [Austin Chronicle]
6.5 of 10

“..very sincere in its portrayal of firefighters and their lives..”
by Joshua Starnes [Comingsoon]
1 of 5

“..director Russell fails to paint an honest human portrait..”
by Stella Papamichael [BBC Films]
2.5 of 4

“..cloying but enjoyable..”
by James Verniere [Boston Herald]
2.5 of 4

“..'Ladder' is realistic..”
by Ty Burr [Boston Globe]

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