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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Cinema Omnivore's rating of the film The Firemen's Ball

    7.3/10, my review: http://wp.me/p1eXom-34C

  2. Alex Pintică's rating of the film The Firemen's Ball

  3. film_lies101's rating of the film The Firemen's Ball

  4. FISCHER's rating of the film The Firemen's Ball

    Oeuvre drôle et grinçante, réalisée peu de temps avant l'invasion soviétique... www.cinefiches.com

  5. Mtume Gant's rating of the film The Firemen's Ball

    In my opinion Forman's best film. He is here at his most absurd and expressive. Just a masterwork of how society no longer knows what's happening.

  6. Aardsy's rating of the film The Firemen's Ball

    The Czech people are known for their comedy.

  7. the_mentaculus's rating of the film The Firemen's Ball

    Yes, a brilliant skewing of everything political in the repressed communist system without ever *really* saying so - but most importantly, it doesn't default to any high idealism. It basically just says we're all idiots. Which sometimes, we are.

  8. Niko's rating of the film The Firemen's Ball

    I laughed so hard when I saw this movie!

  9. Ozu_Teapot's rating of the film The Firemen's Ball

  10. Dignan's rating of the film The Firemen's Ball

    Excellent criticism of corrupt, incompetent, and delusional authority/bureaucracy.

  11. Caden M's rating of the film The Firemen's Ball

    Hysterical. The group of men running this whole fiasco is truly something else and the elderly man receiving the award is hilariously adorable. But more than anything, the gender politics at play are where the film really strikes gold in its satire.

  12. HSBilly's rating of the film The Firemen's Ball

  13. CarlosEsquives's rating of the film The Firemen's Ball

    Una película que respira sátira. Un grupo de bomberos haciendo un homenaje a uno de los suyos que termina tan accidentado como la misma integridad por sus oficios. Forman proyecta a modo de anécdota. Es el encuentro tan planificado como improvisado. En la escena no hay un Sellers o un Tati aguando la fiesta. Es más bien como si todos se forzaran por tirarla abajo. Desde una rifa hasta un incendio.

  14. ihor's rating of the film The Firemen's Ball

    The farcical nature of communist era institutions, and their inability to maintain a realistic grasp on reality, despite pretensions of powers, is wonderfully portrayed in Forman's allegorical satire. Essentially a committee of old mildly corrupt men attempt to organize a celebration for the enjoyment of all. Less dark and introspective than Foreman's other Czech masterpiece Loves of a Blonde, but likely funnier.

  15. Alvi Ifthikhar's rating of the film The Firemen's Ball

    A testament of how even the most ridiculous and light-hearted comedy can be a concealed gun ( or appears to be) and seen as a prominent threat to the status-quo. what a bunch of paranoids and phonies.

  16. nein's rating of the film The Firemen's Ball

    Was everyone in Czechoslovakia back then so ugly?

  17. Randy Walker's rating of the film The Firemen's Ball

    Honesty is a stolen headcheese bouncing across a barren prize table. Lust is a last-minute unsolicited bathing suit in a local beauty contest. Sex is a defeated pearl necklace that topples an elephant. And being old means drinking, laughing, stealing, fighting and dancing (with an over-protective mother so your buddies can ogle boobs). This film is joy itself.

  18. xrystyna's rating of the film The Firemen's Ball

    It's a good movie about people's characters and to hell with the political undertones.

  19. redux's rating of the film The Firemen's Ball

    Your life, organized by a committee. Together with Klimov's 'No Holiday for Inochkin' and Daneliuc's 'Croaziera', this is the ultimate taster of how it felt living in the Soviet Block. Satirical masterclass.

  20. Aida's rating of the film The Firemen's Ball

    A film that can be enjoyed without political context. I took pleasure in just looking at the people. Such an interesting array of human faces.

  21. sewslow's rating of the film The Firemen's Ball

    Saw this because I enjoyed Loves of a Blonde. Both films have a very similar sense of humor, but this film allows for more hilarity and political critique.

  22. bezruc's rating of the film The Firemen's Ball

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  23. portaeporta's rating of the film The Firemen's Ball

    Watch The Firemen’s Ball Horí, má panenko for free at www.artmovies.tk

  24. Nanou's rating of the film The Firemen's Ball

    Man, remember how great it was when Miloš Forman was the heavyweight champion of compassionate irony?

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