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Man on Fire Reviews

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April 16, 2017
Awesome Movie Watch over and over. 10/10
½ April 14, 2017
Over the top action flick that could easily be cut shorter than its 2.5hr run time.
March 19, 2017
I love the over the top violence in this movie. Extremely entertaining, great acting, and really well shot. One of my favorites
March 8, 2017
One of my top five movies. It is a rollercoaster of emotions from gleeful delight in justice being served to heartbreaking sadness in this one man's love for a little girl. I do not understand stand the negativity as it felt possible that one man could accomplish this unlike the overdone dramatics of many revenge movies.
March 1, 2017
Screw the critics, this movie is amazing. Denzel plays a bodyguard who has lost hope in life and is dead inside (because of all the people he's killed as a counter-insurgency spec-ops agent, and most likely the loss of his wife--not explicitly said but hinted at) but after getting to know Peta, the little girl he is protecting, he learns that he can live again. All that is taken away when she is kidnapped. What ensues is a "Man of Fire" takes revenge on those involved and orchestrated it. This is the second half that becomes violent. The violence is 100% justified and makes sense within the plot. The violence is even, I dare say, satisfactory. It boggle my mind that critics thought this movie was "over the top" violent... ARE YOU KIDDING ME??! Most super hero movies today have more violence that makes less sense and is less justified than the violence in this movie. Do yourself a favor and see this movie. It is well written, great choreography, awesome action, and extremely moving; I'd be surprised if you didn't cry. Again, screw the critics, this movie is A+.
February 7, 2017
The hurky jerky cinematic style gets annoying, but the story and action are great.
February 7, 2017
Based on the novel of the same name by A.J. Quinnell. John Creasy (Washington) is a burned-out ex-CIA operative who has given up on life. Creasy's friend Rayburn (Walken) persuades him to become a bodyguard to nine-year-old Pita Ramos (Fanning) in Mexico. Creasy barely tolerates the precocious child and her pestering questions about him and his life. But slowly, she chips away at his seemingly impenetrable exterior, his defenses drop, and he opens up to her. Creasy's new-found purpose in life is shattered when Pita is violently kidnapped. Despite being shot several times during the kidnapping, he vows to hunt down anyone involved in or profiting from the kidnapping. This is a well shot, hard-hitting revenge film not unlike "The Crow" in some respects. It's partially based on a true story. Don't watch this if you can't tolerate blood and torture up close and personal.
½ February 4, 2017
A few cheesy lines, the rest, really a gritty, deep, indulging movie. Rotten Tomatoes is an interesting site. The Tomatoe reviewers give weird ratings, this piece of art gets a 39, Thelma and Louise, a complete piece of horse dung has a huge approval rating. What on earth ?
January 31, 2017
I can't say I'm terribly surprised of the critic ratings, but the engagement, storyline, and Washington's wit were the saviors of the show. Fanning wasn't bad either. This was overall a neat and different action flick involving one of the most hardcore revenge missions and somewhat based on true events in Latin America. At times I did feel a little inattentive to some of the deep details, but nothing was slow or too boring for the most part.
January 3, 2017
It's good movie to watch
December 28, 2016
Great movie. Seems the critics didn't like it for it's violence. But the vengeful violence was the best part.
½ November 28, 2016
The editing and some scenes really drag this movie down.
November 19, 2016
The ending was so sad I cried
October 25, 2016
It's Denzel so you already know it's going to have amazing actions scenes. He's hired on as a body guard and does whatever it takes to protect. Great movie, and great story.
October 10, 2016
Was curious to see what the score would be for Man On Fire... like the audience score, I loved this movie, and reading the critics' reviews makes me wonder if part of Tony Scott taking the high dive was because the Ridley comparisons are a easy, cheap fallback for lazy critics. Denzel Washington is (as always) great as Creasy, a mercenary with a drinking problem who becomes a bodyguard for a child. The reviews ay things along the lines of, "well, the first half was fine, but the second half too violent"... Really ? Not to give away the story, but Creasy does what Creasy has been trained to do and do well. Extra props for Christopher Walken eccentric but concerned ex- merc, and Radha Mitchell as a pampered wife and mother who shows some spine when in crisis. Dakota Fanning is nine(?) , and she is great... very naturally and adorable but also not too cutesy and her scenes with Washington are really, believable (Denzel obviously has kids of his own). I cry at the end of it every time.
October 3, 2016
Awesome movie very sad tho.
September 26, 2016
More like Leon than the bodyguard but this movie is not as captivating as Leon, but more grounded than the bodyguard, it is nonetheless an above average thriller.
September 21, 2016
Rotten tomatoes review on this film shows even more bias on their part towards action films, the cinematography was a little too much at parts, but the story line was great and it was executed well. Had a great soundtrack
September 5, 2016
I really enjoyed this fascinating story and well played role by Denzel Washington. Dakota Fanning was excellent as well. Top notch action and drama in my opinion.
August 6, 2016
Denzel at his best!!! Starts out one way then the story pumps out a thrilling turn. Awesome!!
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