All member reviews for Ladder 49

Common Sense Media says

Unabashed love letter to firefighters everywhere.

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(out of 12 reviews)
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Adult Written bylibrary lady April 9, 2008
Adult Written bydrumin2heavn April 9, 2008

Very Heartwarming.

Great overall story. Thoroughly enjoyed the whole movie. Ending was a real tear-jerker.
Teen, 14 years old Written bystar April 9, 2008

I Thought it was well done but boring even with all the fire scenes

This movie is a drama not an action picture.I thought is was boring but you may like it. If you like drama's you should see it but if you like action and adventure you would get board.I think though it was a pretty meniful movie
Teen, 14 years old Written byskoot February 22, 2010
its asome cause i want to be a firemen when i grow up
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Teen, 13 years old Written by♥anna April 9, 2008

loved it!

i really loved this movie, it was very well acted. although there is language, drinking, and some sex references still a great movie. it shows how much a firefighter goes through while in the buildings and also just what there families have to go through. i highly recomend it!
Teen, 17 years old Written byTheTrillonaire August 29, 2013

OK for kids 12+

Great fire fighting adventure for teens.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 14 years old Written byfuzzykat805 April 9, 2008
THis movie was excellent, definitely the best movie I have seen this year. If you cry very easily DON'T see this movie --it is very sad. It was hilarious in a lot of parts.
Adult Written byn8chiro April 9, 2008
Adult Written byBranin April 9, 2008

I loved it.

This movie is a great movie. People who aren't firefighters don't understand, but my husband is one, and you can understand why Jack risks everything, it's his job! He's supposed to risk his life to save people. I watched the movie with my husbands department and they all agreed this was a well portrayed film. Face it drinking is part of our society. There were only 2 scenes and one was St. Paddy's day! This movie is one of the best I've seen!
Parent of a 6 and 8 year old Written bydarthelmo April 9, 2008

This is a Movie About Heroes

Joachim Phoenix and John Travolta (et. al.) give masterful performances as firefighters giving their all for the job. LADDER 49 doesn't gloss over the fact that these are people with human foibles; but it doesn't trivialize the tremendous courage these men and women have to run INTO a burning building to save people when most of us would be running OUT of that building. Three thumbs way, way, up, and a galaxy of stars for honesty and truthfulness.
Teen, 16 years old Written bymovieman09 April 9, 2008


I will admit it, I'm 14 yearsold, a boy, and I still almost cried, ALMOST. It was good and i thought i figured out the end but i didn't. It was good except for a few sexual references and some language and some nasty injuries.
Teen, 13 years old Written byCSM Screen Name... April 9, 2008

It was a remarkabkle movie!

I think Jay Russell did a REMARKABLE JOB filming this excellent story of the firman and his daily life.I think Joaquin Phoenix(he played Jack Morrison in the movie) really got into his part in this film.He did a teriffic job.I think it was a wonderful sad,comedy that all ages would enjoy!