ONLY THE BRAVE
Release Date: October 20, 2017
Director: Joseph Kosinski
Stars: Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Jeff Bridges, Jennifer Connelly
Plot: The true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots
Clint Says: Wait until after opening weekend, but see this in theaters
If you've ever lived in the southwest you know about the Hotshots. They are people that put their lives on the line constantly to save lives and property, and it is anything but an easy job. These guys aren't out in the middle of a field with a truck and water hoses. They are helicoptered in, dropped into the bowels of hell and then have to chainsaw, shovel, and chop their way back to safety.
This film does a great job of showing how hard and dangerous their work is without going over the top and making it "Hollywood crazy". It's tough to imagine that a movie that has several minutes of guys digging ditches could be compelling, but this one is.
Miles Teller and James Brolin do great work in their roles, and the rest of the cast gives us a powerful look at the brotherhood of the firefighters, and the toll it all takes on their families.
This film is powerful, intense, and fascinating. It is worth seeing simply for the film itself, but beyond that, seeing this movie is a great way to honor the real men and families of the Granite Mountain Hotshots.