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When U.S. Marine Gabriel Drummer (Shia LaBeouf) returns home from his tour in Afghanistan, he finds that the place he once called home is no better than the battlefields he fought on overseas. Accompanied by his best friend Devin Roberts (Jai Courtney), a hardnosed Marine whose natural instinct is to shoot first and ask questions later, he searches desperately for the whereabouts of his estranged son, Johnathan (Charlie Shotwell), and wife, Natalie (Kate Mara). In their search, the two intercept Charles (Clifton Collins Jr.), a man carrying vital information about the whereabouts of Gabriel's family. As we revisit the past, we are guided in unraveling the puzzle of Gabriel's experience and what will eventually lead us to finding his family. The psychological suspense thriller MAN DOWN also stars Gary Oldman.

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Cast

Shia LaBeouf
as Gabriel Drummer
Jai Courtney
as Devin Roberts
Gary Oldman
as Counselor Peyton
Kate Mara
as Natalie Drummer
Tory Kittles
as Sergeant Miller
Charlie Shotwell
as Johnathan Drummer
Jose Pablo Cantillo
as 2nd LT. Taylor
Justin Smith
as Stanton
Paul Sado
as Spori
Pierre Kennel
as Officer Walnum
Ned Yousef
as Offier Osiris
Jaylen Moore
as SWAT Officer #1
Ian Casselberry
as SWAT Officer #2
Jim Klock
as Police Officer
Kenzo Cervoni
as Small Afghan Boy
Wole Parks
as Chance
Naz Deravian
as Pashto Woman #2
Naz Devarian
as Pashto Woman #2
Zehra Fazal
as Pashto Woman #1
Reem Kadem
as Nurse/Afghani Mother
Mustafa Haidari
as Afghani Father
Gregory Nicholas Vrotsos
as Marine Mechanic
Adrienne Lockett
as Platoon Soldier
Kenny Williams
as Boy at Picnic
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All Critics (37) | Top Critics (16)

A uniquely unpleasant mash-up of moody post-apocalyptic adventure and moodier wartime melodrama.

December 5, 2016 | Rating: D+ | Full Review…
Entertainment Weekly
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Man Down carries a poignant message about American veterans' mental health needs, but you may give up on the movie before it gets there.

December 2, 2016 | Full Review…
Associated Press
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The final sequence, when all is revealed, is overwrought, excruciatingly shrill, manipulative, and exploitative -- and hardly a surprise to anyone even halfway paying attention.

December 2, 2016 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
Chicago Sun-Times
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Man Down is a bad film, but it's made even worse by the taste it will leave in your mouth regarding its silly handling of a very serious issue.

December 2, 2016 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
RogerEbert.com
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LaBeouf ... ably carries "Man Down" on his shoulders. He has an easy, natural chemistry with Shotwell, and he's a reservoir of buried emotions in his scenes with Oldman.

December 2, 2016 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Detroit News
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Mr. Montiel may have had honorable intentions in creating this movie. But what he made is neither a viable work of art nor an effective call to action. It's a sadistic and ghoulish spectacle.

December 1, 2016 | Full Review…
New York Times
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