Man on Fire (2004)

R   |    |  Action, Crime, Drama

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In Mexico City, a former CIA operative swears vengeance on those who committed an unspeakable act against the family he was hired to protect.




  • Denzel Washington and Christopher Walken in Man on Fire (2004)
  • Denzel Washington and Dakota Fanning in Man on Fire (2004)
  • Dakota Fanning in Man on Fire (2004)
  • Denzel Washington and Dakota Fanning in Man on Fire (2004)
  • Tony Scott in Man on Fire (2004)
  • Denzel Washington and Dakota Fanning in Man on Fire (2004)

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1 February 2010 | RickHarvey
| A emotional ride
This film contains the one ingredient that all revenge movies should have and that is true emotion. Sorrow, love, laughter , anger. There are so many emotions thrown into this film. From start to finish this film is immensely captivating. The plot on paper sounds like the usually rubbish that is mostly thrown In the faces of the audiences but don't be mistaken, this film is powerful. Washington as always puts on a great performance.

The plot in a nutshell: man suffers from depression, a young girl brings life into him, kids gets kidnap, man wants revenge. Doesn't sound like anything special but it far superior than any other similar film out there. For instant, TAKEN is a similar film but when you compare them both, MAN ON FIRE wins hands down. The characters are engaging and everyone puts in a great performance and the directing is great. Mexico City feels alive , it looks like Mexico city, it smells like Mexico city. Everything is portrayed brilliantly . the style of direction was something I enjoyed and brought the best out of Mexico City

This is one of those films you'll bring out once a year to watch again or a film that you'll beg your family and friends to watch. From start to finish you are rooting for the main protagonist, making it a roller-coaster journey. There enough action to keep you happy, there enough character development to please you and then there's Washington to bring a smile to your face . Watch this film, you won't be disappointed

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Release Date:

23 April 2004


English, Spanish

Country of Origin

USA, UK, Mexico, Switzerland

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Box Office


$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,751,490 25 April 2004

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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