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      Man on Fire

      R Released Apr 21, 2004 2h 25m Crime Drama TRAILER for Man on Fire: Trailer 1 List Rotten Tomatoes is Wrong About... Man on Fire Rotten Tomatoes is Wrong About... Man on Fire 51:47 Man on Fire: Trailer 1 Man on Fire: Trailer 1 2:24 Denzel Washington Coolest Lines Mashup Denzel Washington Coolest Lines Mashup 2:00 View more videos
      39% Tomatometer 168 Reviews 89% Audience Score 250,000+ Ratings In a Mexico City wracked by a recent wave of kidnappings, ex-CIA operative John Creasy (Denzel Washington) reluctantly accepts a job as a bodyguard for 9-year-old Lupita (Dakota Fanning), the daughter of wealthy businessman Samuel Ramos (Marc Anthony). Just as Creasy begins to develop a fondness for the young girl, a bloodthirsty gunman (Jesús Ochoa) kidnaps her. Now, Creasy must pick off a succession of corrupt cops and criminals to reach his ultimate object of vengeance. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Man on Fire's solid action and top-shelf cast are undone by a relentlessly grim story that gets harder to take the longer it goes on.

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      Andrea Gronvall Chicago Reader Washington has chosen wisely, and he hasn't had to wait long. Rated: 3/4 Apr 17, 2019 Full Review Nathan Rabin AV Club Scott's latest exercise in assaultive excess nevertheless lingers for two and a half hours, like a drunken houseguest who won't leave. Apr 17, 2019 Full Review Nell Minow Common Sense Media Extremely violent; not for kids. Rated: 1/5 Dec 25, 2010 Full Review Keith Garlington Keith & the Movies At almost two-and-a-half hours the film really needs more meat on its bones. Rated: 2.5/5 Aug 24, 2022 Full Review Richard Propes TheIndependentCritic.com This is a merely average film that had much more potential. Rated: 2.0/4.0 Sep 15, 2020 Full Review Fernando Lopez La Nación (Argentina) A film that ends up being tedious due to its excessive duration, annoying by its formal lack of control. [Full Review in Spanish] Apr 17, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Wasn’t any need to make me cry now was there Denzel Rated 4 out of 5 stars 06/05/24 Full Review wallace w Love this movie. The first time I watched it, I was deployed in Afghanistan, which is not a good place to watch this movie, especially the first time... When your daughter is so far away... I have watched it atleast 20 times since, and love it more each time. Denzel is amazing. Walken is amazing. Dakota is amazing. And the story.. Excellent Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/02/24 Full Review James A Too long. Too violent. But does so much else right... like the supporting cast, music, and cinematography (despite some weird edits). Denzel and 9-year-old Dakota Fanning are the real highlights: with them, it's easy to be invested... and you might get a bit emotional during the film's final six minutes. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 04/24/24 Full Review David B This is a solid movie. It is very violent and grim, but it fits into the story properly. Denzel is as strong as ever in this role, and the rest of the cast is very good. It is about a man troubled by a violent past coming to terms with himself, and using that ruthlessness to save the young girl that he was protecting. The speech by the Walkin character to the Giannini character sums it all up. This is the script - not the final movie version, but close enough RAYBURN [Walkin] He’ll deliver more justice in a weekend, than ten years of your courts and tribunals. So stay out of his way. MANZANO [Giannini] I plan to. I’ll even help him if I can. He’s going to lead me to the ’The Dreamer’. Someone I want very badly. But I’d like to understand him. Give me that. RAYBURN Pinta Martin Ramos is just a number to you. Tragic, a public outcry, but a number. One more dead. MANZANO What was she to Creasy then? RAYBURN Light. At the end of a long, dark tunnel. Somehow, she showed him it was alright to live again. MANZANO And they took that away. RAYBURN A man can be an artist in anything. Stone, paint, words. Food. Anything if his soul is true to it. Creasy’s art is death. And he’s about to paint his masterpiece. The movie is about painting a masterpiece of death in service of retribution. It deserves a much higher rating. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 04/19/24 Full Review Shavon D Man of Fire has a music video-like cinematography with its quick, shaky, and loud feel. This way of shooting directs the audience to the chaos of the plot. The chemistry between Washington and Fanning is compelling as the two struggle to find some common ground. The story was interesting enough to capture and hold my attention even though some parts were indubitably expected. It's 2004 so you expect 2004 storytelling...did it age well? I think it did. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 04/05/24 Full Review Sean R Clearly the critics don't know the difference between a hole in the ground and one where the Sun don't shine. In their defense both are holes. It's a hard watch this film, but brilliantly acted and written. Denzel is a master and it's well worth the watch. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/04/24 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis In a Mexico City wracked by a recent wave of kidnappings, ex-CIA operative John Creasy (Denzel Washington) reluctantly accepts a job as a bodyguard for 9-year-old Lupita (Dakota Fanning), the daughter of wealthy businessman Samuel Ramos (Marc Anthony). Just as Creasy begins to develop a fondness for the young girl, a bloodthirsty gunman (Jesús Ochoa) kidnaps her. Now, Creasy must pick off a succession of corrupt cops and criminals to reach his ultimate object of vengeance.
      Director
      Tony Scott
      Producer
      Arnon Milchan, Lucas Foster, Tony Scott
      Screenwriter
      Brian Helgeland
      Distributor
      20th Century Fox
      Production Co
      Regency Enterprises, Fox 2000 Pictures, Scott Free Productions, New Regency Pictures
      Rating
      R (Strong Violence)
      Genre
      Crime, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Apr 21, 2004, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 1, 2013
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $77.9M
      Runtime
      2h 25m
      Sound Mix
      Dolby SR, DTS, Surround
      Aspect Ratio
      Scope (2.35:1)
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