Free Fire


For his follow-up to High-Rise, Ben Wheatley seems to have kept his eyes both in the rear-view window and locked on the target in front of him: the all-out crowd pleaser. While themes of desperation and a taste for extreme and absurd violence remain, the weight these topics had been given in his ambitious, Brutalist drama have been entirely lifted. Wheatley allows his notorious black humour to resurface, and with 90 minutes of mindless shootouts, he reaches his goal.