TV Shows

Ladder 49 (2004)


Under the watchful eye of his mentor, Captain Mike Kennedy, probationary firefighter Jack Morrison matures into a seasoned veteran at a Baltimore fire station. However, Jack has reached a crossroads as the sacrifices he's made have put him in harm's way innumerable times and significantly impacted his relationship with his wife and kids.

Ladder 49 (2004)

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Released Year: 2004
Runtime: 115 minutes
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Directors: Jay Russell

Storyline


Under the watchful eye of his mentor, Captain Mike Kennedy, probationary firefighter Jack Morrison matures into a seasoned veteran at a Baltimore fire station. However, Jack has reached a crossroads as the sacrifices he's made have put him in harm's way innumerable times and significantly impacted his relationship with his wife and kids.

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Reviews


75
Entertainment Weekly - Lisa Schwarzbaum
Aside from the awesome flames and pyrotechnic scenes of crisis, danger, and part-of-the-job bravery, the movie is a quiet salute; it does its job.
63
ReelViews - James Berardinelli
One could argue that such an approach isn't all bad - after all, it allows us to know and like the characters - but there are times when Ladder 49 gets a little too cute.
60
The Hollywood Reporter - Kirk Honeycutt
The film is less of a drama than a tribute -- an ode, even -- to the spirit and tenacity of firefighters. Its makers hardly bother to explore the lives or motives behind their actions.
60
Variety - Unnamed
It plays, rather, like an old-fashioned, by-the-numbers drama that solidly connects with most of its well-worn cliches.
60
Dallas Observer - Bill Gallo
This resolutely old-fashioned movie is less a drama of the streets than a kind of recruiting film.

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