Free Fire 0.0 stars

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Synopsis

A hearty “Suck on this!” prefaces a shooting in Ben Wheatley’s new film — an homage to Travis Bickle that even Helen Keller could make out. Martin Scorsese recently confessed that He no longer wastes time watching meaningless, image-free multiplex fodder, but that didn’t stop Him from taking a producer’s credit on this piece of plagiaristic slag. Here’s the gimmick: anchored in a vacant warehouse, a pair of rival gangs participate in a feature-length shootout. Cornfed curse words fuel a script that doesn’t amount to much more than a hateful snatch of Tarantino’s set-bound posturing, spiked with a blend of pre-Madonna, semi-intelligible Guy Ritchie oddballs. In her second performance since taking home an Oscar, Brie Larson again falls short of the dramatic shading needed to make her part work — making this and Kong: Skull Island little more than well-paid walkthroughs. Sharlto Copley, meanwhile, continues to let his period costuming and clenched dialect do most of heavy lifting.

Scott Marks

Length: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Rated: R

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Showtimes

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AMC Fashion Valley

7037 Friars Road, San Diego. 888-262-4386

  • Saturday, April 29

    7:05 p.m.

  • Sunday, April 30

    4:20 p.m.

  • Monday, May 1

    4:35 p.m.

  • Tuesday, May 2

    4:35 p.m.

  • Wednesday, May 3

    4:35 p.m.

AMC Mission Valley

1640 Camino del Rio North, San Diego. 888-262-4386

  • Saturday, April 29

    4:40 p.m., 6:55 p.m., 9:20 p.m.

  • Sunday, April 30

    4:40 p.m., 6:55 p.m., 9:20 p.m.

AMC Otay Ranch

2015 Birch Road, Chula Vista. 888-262-4386

  • Saturday, April 29

    9:15 p.m.

  • Sunday, April 30

    9 p.m.

  • Monday, May 1

    7:45 p.m.

  • Tuesday, May 2

    7:45 p.m.

  • Wednesday, May 3

    7:45 p.m.

AMC Plaza Bonita

3050 Plaza Bonita Road, National City. 888-262-4386

  • Saturday, April 29

    5:05 p.m.

  • Sunday, April 30

    4:50 p.m.

  • Monday, May 1

    1:30 p.m.

  • Tuesday, May 2

    1:30 p.m.

  • Wednesday, May 3

    1:15 p.m., 3:35 p.m.

Angelika Film Center

11620 Carmel Mountain Road, San Diego. 858-674-6164

  • Saturday, April 29

    9:40 p.m.

  • Sunday, April 30

    10:40 a.m., 9:40 p.m.

  • Monday, May 1

    10:40 a.m.

  • Tuesday, May 2

    10:40 a.m.

  • Wednesday, May 3

    10:40 a.m.

  • Thursday, May 4

    10:40 a.m.

ArcLight La Jolla

4425 La Jolla Village Drive, Suite H60, San Diego. 858-768-7770

  • Saturday, April 29

    6:10 p.m.

  • Sunday, April 30

    11:05 a.m., 1:20 p.m., 6:10 p.m.

  • Monday, May 1

    11:05 a.m., 1:20 p.m., 6:10 p.m.

  • Tuesday, May 2

    11:05 a.m., 1:20 p.m., 6:10 p.m.

  • Wednesday, May 3

    11:05 a.m., 1:20 p.m., 6:10 p.m.

  • Thursday, May 4

    11:05 a.m., 1:20 p.m., 6:10 p.m.

Cinépolis Del Mar

12905 El Camino Real, Del Mar. 858-794-4045

  • Saturday, April 29

    5:45 p.m., 8:15 p.m., 10:30 p.m.

  • Sunday, April 30

    5:45 p.m., 8:15 p.m., 10:30 p.m.

  • Monday, May 1

    6:45 p.m., 9:15 p.m.

  • Tuesday, May 2

    9:15 p.m.

  • Wednesday, May 3

    6:45 p.m., 9:15 p.m.

Reading Town Square

4665 Clairemont Drive, San Diego. 800-326-3264

  • Saturday, April 29

    10:20 p.m.

  • Sunday, April 30

    10:20 p.m.

  • Monday, May 1

    10:20 p.m.

  • Tuesday, May 2

    10:20 p.m.

  • Wednesday, May 3

    10:20 p.m.

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