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Playing with Fire (2019)

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When straight-laced fire superintendent Jake Carson (John Cena) and his elite team of expert firefighters (Keegan-Michael Key, John Leguizamo and Tyler Mane) come to the rescue of three siblings (Brianna Hildebrand, Christian Convery and Finley Rose Slater) in the path of an encroaching wildfire, they quickly realize that no amount of training could prepare them for their most challenging job yet -- babysitters. Unable to locate the children's parents, the firefighters have their lives, jobs and even their fire depot turned upside down and quickly learn that kids -- much like fires -- are wild and unpredictable.

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The cast are so willing to put their egos aside -- like a children's party clown on their last resort -- that it's easy to be won over by all the goodwill on show.

December 27, 2019 | Rating: 3/5

As they used to say in Mad magazine: yecch.

December 19, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

This might matter if we had been encouraged to care more about the kids' fate, but the script is so bad that you care instead about the actors and their vain efforts to do something with its cliches.

December 11, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

I was actually pleasantly surprised. This is, yes, for very young kids, but everyone has put a lot of care into it.

November 8, 2019 | Full Review…

Will kids care about this man's career or that he is bad at dating? Nobody will.

November 8, 2019 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

"Playing With Fire" is harmless fodder that doesn't deliver much but doesn't ask much either. It's the kind of fire that puts itself out.

November 8, 2019 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

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