Only The Brave


If you see this movie you’ll never think of wildfires in the same way again. Ever. We hear about these disasters all the time, but I’m sure most of us have no idea what the firefighters or hotshots who deal with these raging infernos do for a living.

Only The Brave gives us a firsthand look at the job these men do and how it affects their personal lives at home. Like Navy Seals, Hotshots are elite specialty units with the expertise that allows them to be dropped into the middle of out-of-control wildfires in the hope they can save thousands of acres of forest or in some cases, whole towns full of private homes.

In this film we get an insight as to how Hotshots train and get certified as specialists. Teams from across the continent are called and respond to fires all over the map. Some keeping them away from their families for weeks at a time.

Spoiler alert: Although not gory in any way, this movie has some very emotional moments that will have you reaching for a tissue or pretending you have something in the corner of your eye, while you wipe a tear. The acting and cinematography are superb.

Cathryn rates this flick 7 and I give it an 8 out of 10.


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