makes no bones about it pushing your emotional buttons.
It's a story within a story about career firefighters and the
life they lead at home.
Jack Morrison (Joaquin Phoenix) is trapped
and injured in a warehouse blaze and flashes back to happier
times as a rookie member of Ladder 49.
This is the closest a movie has come to
simulating the real fires that firemen encounter. You'll swear
that you can feel the heat.
The firemen get the honor and respect that
they truly deserve; they sure have mine.
Straightforward and uncomplicated, Ladder
49 is everything you expect it to be; a glowing tribute to
the daily lives of firefighters.
With some of the best fire sequences ever
to be committed to screen, this film travels the fine line between
drama and maudlin sentimentality surrounded by every macho stereotype
that has ever existed.
A good film for your average filmgoer.
The film captures a serious, accurate look
at the everyday bravery of firefighters.
The camera takes you on a wild ride inside
the lives of firemen. It shows you the many rescue techniques
and the skills needed to fight the various kinds of fires.
The movie is about duty, brotherhood, and
courage. It's emotionally and action filled, with a gripping
and very human story about America's heroes.