Playing With Fire

critic Reviews

22% Rotten Tomatometer Score22%
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    Andre MeadowsBlack Nerd Comedy
    This feels like a throwback, but not in a good way.
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    Doug JamiesonThe Jam Report
    'Playing With Fire' is crafted exclusively for kids, but is it asking too much to serve them something that respects their intelligence a little more?
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    Sara Michelle FettersMovieFreak.com
    While I didn't like Playing with Fire the kids in the audience did. Maybe that's enough.
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    Allen AdamsThe Maine Edge
    [Playing with Fire] isn't going to win any awards and you'll likely more or less forget about it by the time you get home, but for a piece of family-friendly entertainment, you could do a lot worse.
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    Mark JacksonEpoch Times
    Cena, like Dwayne and Arnold before him, has biceps the size of watermelons, and doesn't take himself seriously. This child movie might make you yawn, but kids will think it's grand. Moms will also likely find the biceps very interesting to look at.
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    Ciara WardlowPajiba
    While it's a premise with decidedly limited potential, it could have been something watchable, but terrible writing, utterly bizarre pacing, and thoughtless, rote execution doom it to a far more dismal fate.
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    Alan NgFilm Threat
    Truth be told, my kid dragged me to see Playing With Fire, and one of us clearly had a better time than the other.
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    Chris StuckmannChrisStuckmann.com
    This is a really, really terrible movie.
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    Rachel Wagnerrachelsreviews.net
    It's one of those films that think being made for kids is synonymous with making it stupid. Of course, the truth is the reverse
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    Rendy JonesRendy Reviews
    Hey, John Cena, if Nickelodeon is holding you hostage please blink twice.
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