A BOND FORGED BY FIRE IS NEVER BROKEN.
Firefighter Jack Morrison (Joaquin Phoenix) is trapped inside a burning building; waiting to be rescued, he starts thinking about how he first came to the station and how he met his future wife. This tribute to the brave souls who risk their lives every day would make Frank Capra proud. In order for this story to work it needs to be convincing, but piling one cliché on top of another is not the way to do it. There are spectacular action sequences for sure, but the lack of originality puts a damper on the emotional ending.
2004-U.S. 114 min. Color. Directed by Jay Russell. Cast: Joaquin Phoenix (Jack Morrison), John Travolta (Mike Kennedy), Jacinda Barrett (Linda Morrison), Robert Patrick, Morris Chestnut, Balthazar Getty.