Playing With Fire

 (21,893)5.11 h 35 min2019X-RayPG
A crew of rugged fighters meet their match when attempting to rescue three rambunctious kids.
Directors
Andy Fickman
Starring
John CenaKeegan-Michael KeyJohn Leguizamo
Genres
ComedyDramaKids
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
EnglishEnglish [Audio Description]
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Supporting actors
Brianna HildebrandDennis HaysbertJudy Greer
Producers
Todd GarnerSean RobinsMark Moran
Studio
Paramount
Rating
PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
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Drug usefoul languagesexual contentviolence
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4.3 out of 5 stars

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mossmouseReviewed in the United States on March 16, 2020
1.0 out of 5 starsSave Yourself, Skip It
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Not sure how this even made it to theaters? It's an awful B movie that should have gone straight to TV/streaming. The kids were excited to see it after seeing a preview, but they were disappointed. As a parent who enjoys most kids movies I was just annoyed through the whole thing. It's one loooooong obvious commercial for Kleenex and My Little Pony. I don't even know how to explain how aggravating it is to watch this movie, just something about it that isn't even the slightest entertaining. I was irritated to have wasted money renting it when even my kids who like silly and stupid movies didn't like it.
18 people found this helpful
G. HallReviewed in the United States on February 5, 2020
5.0 out of 5 starsOverall, pretty good movie....
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Some of the reviews here I think were a bit harsh. Yeh, the guy had his shirt off 3 times if I remember. Maybe a bit odd but, it played well in the show. Maybe that was the point, I don't know. I think this movie was supposed to be geared towards all age groups (family movie).

Overall, I think it was a pretty good movie. Good story. Nothing wrong with the acting. Perhaps a bit, mmm, not over acting but, just out there a bit. I thought it was pretty good the way they laid it all out. It was a bit over the top though at times. Or goofie, I guess you could say. And that's where the age groups 5-10 comes in.

Nothing wrong with the SD version on this end. Maybe they fixed it since then.
12 people found this helpful
HribalReviewed in the United States on February 11, 2020
3.0 out of 5 starsIt was ok
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My 8 year old son could not wait to see this. So I preordered it as a surprise. We just got done watching it for family night and it was a big disappointment.

He sort of laughed at the boom scene but other than that, he was kind of bored and is not asking to watch it again. He is the hugest John Cena fan, too. A little corny but it works....a little.

Such a waste of money.
14 people found this helpful
SusanM.Reviewed in the United States on March 17, 2020
1.0 out of 5 starsNot what I expected. Do not do it.
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There are some very amusing moments, but regret this purchase. I expected sophmoric humor, and perhaps it is a.personal thing, but the level of disrespect and disregard demonstrated by the teen or tween age peraon in this film made me wonder what the writers were thinking and irritated me so much that I could not finish watching it. Without the sheer idiocy of the kid, the adult humor, and very capable cast would have made it enjoyable. I just could not get past how anyone would depict a kid acting with such disregard and hubris as a norm, and could not find the humor in property destruction and endangerment. I LOVED Super Troopers... so not entirely a stick in the mud. The disappointment was a shame too since it had such a great cast. The writers should be spanked.
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apartment ownerReviewed in the United States on April 22, 2020
1.0 out of 5 starsThis was awful and I had slept in that morning so I couldn't even sleep through it.
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We let the kids pick a movie to rent. When it was done they both (9 and 12) remarked it was WAY less funny than the preview. They had watched the Vin Diesel version of the tough guy nanny a week before and thought it was great (it wasn't, but it was watchable at least). John Cena did an excellent job of being himself but it was disappointing to see John Leguizamo so....flat. If your kids demand to see it just make sure you have something else to do.
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M HillReviewed in the United States on February 11, 2020
4.0 out of 5 starsA little cheesy acting but funny!!
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This was a great family film that we aall enjoyed from 9yrs to teenagers to adults. Didn't seem to have a lot of hidden inappropriate comments which was great! While the acting was a bit cheesy at times, the plot was sweet, funny overall and kept us watching the entire time for what would happen next
7 people found this helpful
JOANNE CATHERINEReviewed in the United States on April 2, 2020
1.0 out of 5 starsEh, for kids
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From the trailer, this looked like a fun movie until I rented it and saw that it was made by Nickelodeon. Ridiculous plot with decent actors acting like idiots in a dumb made for kids movie. Wish I could get my money back.
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5.0 out of 5 starsSo worth the wait!
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Really wanted to catch it in theaters but didn’t get to! Movie was a fun relaxing thrill
ride. Go into the the Movie expecting it to be crazy because it’s crazy fun time! Love to see and looking forward to a 2!! Cena was great but Leguizamo killed it so great seeing him back into the comedy’s!!
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