Man On Fire details
|Formats:||18 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Denzel Washington, Marc Anthony, Giancarlo Giannini, Rachel Ticotin, Mickey Rourke, Radha Mitchell, Christopher Walken, Dakota Fanning|
|Studio:||20TH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Collections:||Top 400 All-Time Rentals|
Man On Fire
|Run time:||2 hours 20 minutes|
|Rental release:||Limited availability|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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Denzel Washington in his usual formBy ronc (13 reviews) from Southport , 03 Nov 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]As usual with Denzel Washington, you get an engaging story (certainly by action film standards, anyway).
This is not as good as the gripping and thrilling Fallen, my favourite Denzel Washington movie, but it is still well worth watching - assuming violence doesn't put you off. There is a lot of violence, mostly implied and out of shot, but some of it is not left to the imagination. Given the subject matter (a washed up (ex-special forces) body guard working in Mexico City whose charge - a little girl - is kidnapped) I think the violence was inevitable.
The film was perhaps a touch long, which slowed the pace, and occasionally lapses into sentimentality, with one or two aspects to the story which lack credibility, or I would have given it five stars.
Definitely a must see, though.
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fantastic viewingBy a customer , 10 Nov 2012Excellent film, kept our interest all of the way through, Denzil is fantastic as a bodyguard. Definately a film to watch.
Revenge is a dish best served cold!By greg3004 (4 reviews) from Newark , 28 Oct 2012This was a Kermode recommendation following the death of Tony Scott, I had never heard of this film before.
It is a very good film, can't believe it passed me by when it was released, it is a very different film from the usual Tony Scott high action popcorn friendly films. It is very gritty and seems to capture the Mexico underbelly at its lowest points.
-------ON FIRE-------By TheSpecialist (7 reviews) from Birmingham , 09 Sep 2012The best revenge film. Made me shed a tear . The sound is fantastic when connected to a surround system. Picture quality is very good on blu ray. A must watch if action is your thing. Recommended.
Realistic and well madeBy Bdeegs (1 review) , 22 Aug 2012Perhaps one of the best action films I have seen. Slick wih a great score and tension you could cut a knife with. Denzel Washington is brilliant as ever. Yes it is violent. Anyone watching the news has seen the results of the ongoing drugs war and Mexico has been one of the centres of criminal inspired violent kidnapping for some years. Realistic and human.
Superb thrillerBy Tinodzw (4 reviews) from skipton , 18 May 2012One of the best films i've seen in a very long time - totally gripping from start to finish -just watch it and see.