A Man Apart (2003)

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Critic Consensus: Action and drama elements don't mix well in this clichéd actioner.

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A cop teams up with the former head of a drug cartel to avenge the death of the woman he loved in this action-drama. Sean Vetter (Vin Diesel) and Demetrius Hicks (Larenz Tate) are a pair of DEA agents who think they've made the bust of a lifetime when they capture 'Memo' Lucero (Geno Silva), a multi-millionaire drug lord who controlled most of the narcotics traffic along the border of Mexico and the United States. However, with Lucero behind bars, a new and decidedly more dangerous underworld kingpin rises to take his place, and Diablo (Timothy Olyphant), also known as Hollywood Jack Slayton, soon proves to be even more dangerous than Lucero when he orders his gunmen to assassinate Vetter. While Vetter escapes unharmed, his wife is killed, and Vetter is thrown deep into despair. Now Vetter is obsessed with bringing Diablo to justice, and he's willing to do anything to bring him down -- even if it means teaming up with Lucero. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
Rating:
R (for strong graphic violence, language, drug content and sexuality)
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Cast

Vin Diesel
as Sean Vetter
Larenz Tate
as Demetrius Hicks
Timothy Olyphant
as Jack Slayton
Jacqueline Obradors
as Stacy Vetter
Geno Silva
as Memo Lucero
Juan Fernández
as Mateo Santos
Steve Eastin
as Ty Frost
Jeff Kober
as Pomona Joe
Mike Moroff
as Gustavo Leon
Santiago Verdu
as Diablo's Partner
Laura Salem
as Bar Girl
Richard Gross
as Older Agent
Alice Amter
as Marta
Marie Arce
as Renee
Alan Austin
as Pilot
Brooke Lewis
as Body Shot Girl
Meriah Nelson
as Sexy Girl
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Critic Reviews for A Man Apart

All Critics (130) | Top Critics (35)

The script for this action vehicle is like something you'd find under the cushions of Steven Seagal's couch, but Diesel, to his credit, digs into his role as if it were Hamlet.

Full Review… | February 27, 2007
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

This is disappointingly routine stuff from Gray, but the movie does boast one disaster area of a shoot-out and a nifty denouement.

Full Review… | June 23, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

The film would be totally unwatchable without the very real charisma of Diesel.

April 22, 2003
New York Daily News
Top Critic

Once thoughts of revenge fill the head of Diesel's Sean Vetter, the direction of the story unfortunately goes south.

Full Review… | April 15, 2003
Variety
Top Critic

[I]t's well made, but we've seen all of this, so many times before.

April 7, 2003
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

It's all fast and furious up to its draggy finale, and yes, it could spark a sequel. Prepare yourself for coming dread in 18 months: A Man Together.

Full Review… | April 4, 2003
USA Today
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for A Man Apart

Vin Diesel trades in the fast cars for poor dramatic action. A Man Apart is a failed attempt for the famed actor to crossover in the drama genre. It's violent, over-dramatic and loose in story. 1/5

Eugene Bernabe
Eugene Bernabe

Super Reviewer

if i pull all the vin diesel crap ive seen in the last 10 years out of my memory, this would probably seem like a masterpice. i would actually see this again

Coxxie Mild Sauce
Coxxie Mild Sauce

Super Reviewer

Vin Diesel gives a stunning and kinetic perfromance. It proves that he's more than a stellar action star. Larenz Tate is teriffic. A poweful and hard hitting urban crime drama. It fuells it's riveting story with explosive action and suspense. A stylish, exciting, thrilling and razor-sharp adreniline-fuelled thriller. It's explovsive and excellent. An emotionally gripping and exhilerating movie. Slickly crafted and well-developed by Director, F. Gary Gray. He knows how to bring out the best in his films with characters and story.

Al S
Al S

Super Reviewer

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