Things We Lost in the Fire Synopsis
A woman (Halle Berry) invites the troubled friend of her late husband to stay with her family.
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Berry gives a riveting performance, but as a deeply decent man trapped in a hell of his own making, Del Toro gives the kind of career...
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TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Allen Loeb's first produced screenplay is an unvarnished treatment of death and its aftermath that's unusual for a Hollywood film.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
Outstanding in support roles are Alison Lohman, playing a friend of Jerry's, and John Carroll Lynch, playing a neighbor who befriends Jerry.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Del Toro is the movie's force field. This is a performance you will not forget.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The movie makes some missteps, most of them in pacing and length, and the story veers occasionally into melodrama, but it is saved by the...
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Susanne Bier is a bomb thrower. The explosives in the films by the Danish director are emotional and provoke torrents of tears, richly...
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63

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Were there such a thing as a low-carb melodrama, Things We Lost in the Fire would be it - all the tears, half the guilt.
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60

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Mr. Del Toro is a fearless actor, and his Jerry, a heroin addict lurching toward redemption, is the heart and soul, as well as the haunted,...
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
No matter what panache Bier adds, Things We Lost is still a TV-scaled tear-duct drama about a beautiful woman who pushes past sadness in...
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
An unstable mix of a tearjerker, junkie-recovery story and odd-couple pairing. The film marks the American debut of Danish filmmaker...
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Things that are survived in the fire!

By TotallyMovies
Wow! Finally, this movie is coming out. Seen the very first screening about two years ago. I thought at the time this movie should be nominated for the 2007 Oscar Awards but I guess it will be for...

Best movie I've ever seen.

By mdolese
Seriously. Saw it at an advanced screening and I will bring everyone I know to see it again and again. Its like a spectrum of human emotion that is portrayed by some truly amazing acting. I love love...

Great

By SoWhat3
A surprisingly good film. All three main actors were incredible, Halle, Benicio and Mulder. Beautiful story, well written and great photography (although I could do without as many eye closeups). Well...

halle, halle, halle

By vonewark
whatever movie Ms. Halle Berry is in, i am going to see it......

Amazing!

By JoeRon
I just finished seeing it, it was incredible! Can I tell you all, I NEVER CRY in movies and when you watch the two people on the screen deal with their pain - it's so beautiful. You feel their...

Wow!

By suemarie
What a wonderful, inspiring,moving movie. Benecio Del Toro has never been better. Without saying a word his face conveys everything. This movie is kind of slow moving but very deliberate in each and...

the things we lost in the fire

By capricornie
The movie was excellent . Acting by my favorite actree Hallie Berry was just fantastoc/ sp was Benico. I enjoyed the move....

Thing we lost in the fire

By Deborah Webb
This was the worst movie. #1 there were two people in the theatre. (that was not clue enough) #2 I waited and waited for the big plot that never happened. This movie was quite disappointing....

Things We Lost In the Fire

By Francesca317
This is an ABSOLUTE must see film. Benecio Del Toro and Halle Berry are both in their Oscar-winning element. They deliver a performance unmatched by any other actor out there! The subject matter...

Awesome

By margielewis
This movie was so moving, I left with so many emotions, just goes to show you that recovery is possible and there is no greater weapon than the human soul on fire...........This movie took me through...

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Rated R | For drug content and language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ Story of death and redemption too much for kids.
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