Playing with Fire (2019) - Comedy, Family

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A crew of rugged firefighters meet their match when attempting to rescue three rambunctious kids.

IMDB: 4.9
Director: Andy Fickman
Stars: John Cena, Keegan-Michael Key
Length: 96 Minutes
PG Rating: PG
Reviews: 41 out of 211 found boring (19.43%)

One-line Reviews (86)

Don't waste your time.

I think it's nice to stop taking things seriously every once in a while and just watch a feel-good predictable movie.

No chemistry amongst the cast, long lulls of nothing happening, botched story line, the list goes on and on.

The story line is both adventurous and exciting.

" As the movie dragged along I fell asleep sometime after their first night at the station.

Utter waste of time and money.

I cannot believe that I was able to stay awake for this.

Please don't waste your time like I did!!!

I enjoyed it.

Many times these kind of movies feel like they're too funny to be enjoyable anymore.

Worst Movie Ever .

Usually parents have to suffer through movies with their kids but this one was pretty enjoyable for everyone.

This move is boring, predictable, and relies on unfunny broad physical comedy or pointless gross-out humour.

I sure enjoyed it and found myself laughing throughout it.

Predictable characters, predictable story, & predictable outcome but that is the whole point of this movie....

It's predictably and rushed storytelling sort of cheated me out of a complete picture, while the lack of more adult based humor will potentially bore others who have outgrown the family friendly humor.

I found Fire to be a thoroughly enjoyable 90-minute romp through the look of single men dealing with kids who have been caught in tragic circumstances.

I guess i'm sour because i waisted about two hours (Or what it felt like) of my life watching a bland kids movie.

In fact it was so unbearable that I turned the movie off at thirty minutes.

Worst movie ever seen so cheesy like 2 year old movie

But it's a kids movie and they enjoyed it.

Don't waste your time as you can spend your time picking noses and feel more satisfaction than watching this Hollywood I spent no quality time trying to create entertainment sludge.

The trio of John Cena, Keegan-Michael Key, and John Leguizamo, although hilarious, are bogged down by really bad writing and a boring predictable plot.

The funniest bits are unfortunately in the trailer but the children enjoyed it and I didn't yawn or fall asleep during.

The worst movie I've seen in my life.

It was cute & clean & listening to my kids laugh as they enjoyed it made it the best!

Had it's funny moments but was ultimately boring and predictable .

It's a kids movie and my kids enjoyed it, that's all that really counts.

There's misunderstandings, "comedy" and every cliche in the book and so on.

I really enjoyed it.

This movie brings back slapstick comedy and good natured narratives for a very entertaining family movie.

Funny in places I enjoyed it

But it offers an entertaining and funny comedy with a surprising amount of heart and emotion to it that works well enough for me.

Enjoyable without having kids.

This is one of the worst movies I've seen in a long time.

I took my son to see it and although there were a few bits that tickled his funny bone, he seemed really quite bored throughout.

Such a bad acting and no story...

Next the film had a entertaining and charming tone, and had a surprisingly amount of emotion and heart to it.

Very family friendly and I highly recommend it.


It's an interesting subject but this is total and complete waste of time.

Total waste of money...

I really enjoyed it .

Brianna Hildebrand playing the irresponsible teen is just boring.

He's already an awful actor, therefore making the movie unbearable to watch.

Really enjoyable .

Too many boring conversation, and overuse scene!

Beautiful cinematography, silly fun, and entertaining enough!

I was expecting a dumb and ridiculous movie, but even it's full of cliches and a predictable ending, it's a lovable and enjoyable movie suitable for all the family, nice moments and a surprisingly charismatic performing of John Cena, much better than I really expected.

Please don't waste your money on this terrible terrible movie.

Good entertaining movie for the whole family.

The comedy is predictable, repeated, and terrible; the acting was very bad

The story is pretty bland and predictable.

The jokes weren't funny, the plot was too predictable, and they cute kids weren't very cute.

Boring, over silly, & dumbed down .


LIKES:Funny Fast Paced Good Writing Lots of Comedy Styles Cute/Adorable TouchingDISIKES:Predictable Seems A Bit Rushed Imbalance Of Styles The Trailers Have Touched A LotThe VERDICT:If you've seen the trailers, you can pretty much expect what the trailers promised for this film.

The ending was kind of sweet but even that was cliche.

This is by far the worst movie I have ever watched/ever made.

Entire film full of boring and annoying overuse scene!

I'm not saying its bad, but boring.

Worst movie ever.

A predictable movie with comedy.

Loved This Movie So Funny Really Enjoyed it This Movie Deserves A Lot Better

A little overdone and predictable.

So boring and dumb .

Again, you have to look past this and it will be really funny and enjoyable.

The comedy was actually funny and entertaining, and presented perfectly by every actor (even the little ones).

judy greer, keegan michael key, john leguizamo are great, the kids are good, john cena is a little dull.

The worst movie I've seen in my life.

Having the whole dynamic of different relationships between the different characters throughout was always charming and entertaining and they managed to keep this tone throughout the movie truly showing what there vision for the movie was in a great and consistent way throughout.

Probably the best description of the movie is a totally unfunny cliché.

WORST, Hideous, Dont waste your time .

Has the potential, but it was boring for me.

Horrible and boring.

Overall yes playing with fire is predictable and silly in places.

Too many consecutive scenes in the movie were downright boring.

It feels very repetitive with crazy stuff happening everytime and that's it for the whole movie.

The other actors were just so annoying that it was so unbearable to watch.

Well this was an absolutely amazing film to watch and it was so enjoyable and entertaining to watch.

People saying there's no story?

I watched it with my kids, we all enjoyed it.

One of the few movies I ever walked out on.

The kids paid attention and liked it and I managed to stay awake the whole time.

Save your money and give this one a miss .

I'm an adult and I truly and honestly enjoyed it.