Review: Only The Brave

Another doco-drama to pull at your heartstrings

Tessa Dempster
May 26, 2019
Arts & Events
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First and foremost, this film directed by Joseph Konsinski is based on the true events surrounding the Granite Mountain Hotshots and the 2013 Yarnell Fire.

Starring Josh Brolin as Eric Marsh, the Prescott Fire Department Superintendent who is committed to getting his team certified as Type 1 front line forest firefighters or “hotshots”, the film sees the team battle policy red tape to emerge as underdogs rocking up to a fire-fight. Alongside Brolin is Jeff Bridges and Miles Teller, plus a number of other seasoned actors depicting the Granite Mountain Hotshots.

Only The Brave is the firefighters’ version of The Guardian, where you are drawn into the boy’s club. It's the perfect mix of locker room banter and character drama to keep audiences entertained and enthralled.

With the underlying plotline of addiction, the storyline all leads up to the Yarnell Fire. With each blaze, you are left gripping your seat hoping your favourite character survives. A word of warning - pack tissues.



Showing in Perth cinemas from November 30.
Tessa Dempster

Hi, I'm Tessa. I've lived all over Western Australia getting to sample food, wine, local events and more. I'm merciless when it comes to a long black, love a glass or three of red wine, and can often be found showing off my eccentric but enthusiastic moves whenever there is music playing (shopping centres included). I now document my finds and antics for Perth Underground. Hit me up if you want me to come discover your business! I'd love to pop by for a chat.