Man on Fire Synopsis
A bodyguard (Denzel Washington) takes revenge on a girl's (Dakota Fanning) kidnappers.
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Man on Fire, with a best-ever Denzel Washington, is the first (nonreligious) sure thing to hit the multiplex this year.
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75

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
The dead-serious Man on Fire awakens a genuine sense of bloodlust in the viewer. This is a slick, big-budget, A-list production designed to...
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
For what Man on Fire delivers, it's worth enduring Scott's hyperkinetic visual techniques.
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63

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Not too many R-rated revenge pics depend on "Uptown Girls'" Dakota Fanning for the stronger scenes. Yet once the 10-year-old star exits the...
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
The film is always watchable, and the confrontations contain undeniable edgy excitement. But even if this weren't a remake, it would be a...
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
It is a good hour too long, although it does boast Christopher Walken.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Whenever the movie's point of view turns omniscient, and we're seeing events from the director's vantage point, Man on Fire becomes a...
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30

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The movie's leisurely, elegant setup makes its action payoff seem, by contrast, particularly mechanical, cynical and grotesque.
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25

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The movie's mortal failing is echoed in the religious medal Pita gives Creasy in a gift of innocent, uplifting love: Finding heft or...
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Man on Fire is ponderous and bloated, dragging the Bible and Giannini into its swirling cesspool. Scott can't give the movie any real...
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Great movie

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Instant Classic!

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wow

By nouf
one of the best Dw od all...

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Awesome

By golfballs03
thats all I need to say...

Denzel is stupendous

By redyeah
Denzel Washington shows his entire arsenal in this spectacular high octane action flick. His love for Dakota Fanning's character is subtle, but is clearly visible. After he decides to get revenge...

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By critcallyme
story of kidnap and extortion...

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By rcdoggy
excellent seen it ten times...

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Rated R | For Strong Violence
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Common Sense Media says not for kids Extremely violent; not for kids.
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