In Mexico City, John Creasy, a burned-out ex-CIA operative, who has given up on life, a former assassin swears vengeance on those who committed an unspeakable act against the family he was hired to protect.
"Man On Fire" is remake of a notoriously dreadful 1987 movie, based on the same-titled novel by A.J. Quinnell, and it fares little better here with Tony Scott ("Spy Game") directing with a flamboyant use of flashy subtitles and camera techniques lifted f
Un bon divertissement de masse, non exempt d'intelligence.
February 25, 2005
Visually the film is nice, but the images are in service to a violent and ugly film.
March 30, 2005
Despite a red-hot performance by Washington as the antiheroic, self-annihilating title character, the film as a whole, while possessing a kind of vicious beauty, feels as cold and as embalmed as a corpse.
April 23, 2004
New York Observer
Suffice it to say nothing about this pumped-up, hyperthyroidal Tony Scott revenge flick makes sense, but it takes two hours to kill off as many people and demolish as many vehicles as Charles Bronson used to do in 30 minutes.