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.

Director: Andy Fickman
Stars: John Cena, Keegan-Michael Key
Length: 96 Minutes
PG Rating: PG
Reviews: 42 out of 218 found boring (19.26%)

One-line Reviews (89)

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.

Too many consecutive scenes in the movie were downright boring.

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

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

So boring and dumb .

Utter waste of time and money.

Funny in places I enjoyed it

Such a bad acting and no story...

Don't waste your time.

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

Worst movie ever seen so cheesy like 2 year old movie

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

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

I'm not saying its bad, but boring.

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

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

Boring, over silly, & dumbed down .

Good entertaining movie for the whole family.

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.

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

Too many boring conversation, and overuse scene!

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


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

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

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

People saying there's no story?

Very family friendly and I highly recommend it.

Beautiful cinematography, silly fun, and entertaining enough!

Enjoyable without having kids.

Ultimately, "Playing with Fire" is not so awful it's good, it's not fun, it's just boring.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Enjoyed it.

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

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 enjoyed it.

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

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.

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

WORST, Hideous, Dont waste your time .

A little overdone and predictable.

The story line is both adventurous and exciting.

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

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

Save your money and give this one a miss .

Brianna Hildebrand playing the irresponsible teen is just boring.

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

One of the few movies I ever walked out on.

As adult movie it's boring as hell, as younger kids movie...

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

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


The worst movie I've seen in my life.

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.

A predictable movie with comedy.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

I sure enjoyed it and found myself laughing throughout it.

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

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

Entire film full of boring and annoying overuse scene!

Really enjoyable .

Worst Movie Ever .

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

The story is pretty bland and predictable.

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

The worst movie I've seen in my life.

I really enjoyed it.

I really enjoyed it .

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

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

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

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

Has the potential, but it was boring for me.

Horrible and boring.

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

Worst movie ever.

Total waste of money...

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