Man on Fire Movie Review 2004

Information and Film Reviews for Man on Fire the Movie

Staff rating


Visitor rating
4.0 4.0 from 1 reviews

Slick actioner deploys the effective Washington as a world-weary anti-hero whose mission is to find a kidnapped young girl in Mexico City. Problem is, Creasy (Washington), a former government assassin who admittedly drinks too much, was hired as the bodyguard for nine-year-old Pita (Fanning) and her Mexican businessman father Samuel Ramos (Anthony) and American mother Lisa (Mitchell). The plot thickens as Creasy's investigation into the kidnapping reveals Mexican police involvement (surprise) and government ties. A botched ransom drop sets Creasy off on a rage-fueled rampage through the city. Vet Walken shows up to help goose the plot along as an old military buddy of Creasy's. Though plot comes up lacking, pic is full of non-stop action and gritty style highlighted by an excellent Washington.

Distribution

Fox Home Entertainment, PO Box 900, Beverly Hills, CA 90213, Phone: (310)369-3900, Toll-free: 888-223-4FOX, Fax: (310)369-5811, URL: http://www.foxmovies.com/index1.html, Remarks: Also known as Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

Available on DVD
Running time 145 minutes.
Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Crime Drama, Psycho-Thriller, CIA/NSA, Bodyguards, Kidnapped!, Revenge, Mexico
Screenplay
Brian Helgeland
Cast
Denzel Washington, Christopher Walken, Dakota Fanning, Radha Mitchell, Marc Anthony, Giancarlo Giannini, Rachel Ticotin, Mickey Rourke, Jesus Ochoa
Cinematography
Paul Cameron
Director
Tony Scott
Music
Harry Gregson-Williams
Other
Willie Burton, Christian Wagner, Hector Romero, Louise Frogley, Benjamin Fernandez, Chris Seagers
Producer
Arnon Milchan, Tony Scott, Lucas Foster, Scott Free, New Regency Pictures, Fox 2000 Pictures, Regency Enterprises, 20th Century-Fox

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