The movie's leisurely, elegant setup makes its action payoff seem, by contrast, particularly mechanical, cynical and grotesque. show more
It is a good hour too long, although it does boast Christopher Walken. show more
The film is always watchable, and the confrontations contain undeniable edgy excitement. But even if this weren't a remake, it would be a remake. Hollywood filmmakers have fished these waters so thoroughly that it's virtually impossible to land a big catch. show more
Saw it when it first came out and watch it whenever it plays. Once in a great while, everything comes together to make a great movie. Man on Fire is one !! Great story, correct actors, and a perfect music score. As usual, Denzel is right on the mark. This movie is perfect !!!
This is Tony Scott\'s best movie in my opinion. I can watch this movie again ana again and never get tired of it. Exceptional!!!
Its about 30 mins too long,has some improbably plot twists,scenarios,and a body count thats hard to keep score but.... Man On Fire is a underated classic.Denzel and Dakota are perfectly cast with and an excellent cameo from Christopher Walken Based on a true story of a child abduction in Italy and origainlly made with Scott Glenn in 1987 ,Tony Scotts mindblowing remake is a gritty,no punches pulled ,shoot em up bloodfest,More than one ear gets cut off,as do a few fingers as Denzel stops at nothing to revenge the kindnapping and supposed kiling of the young girl he was meant protect.No spoiler aleart but the ending still brings a tear to my eye.Although some found the directive hand held style of the film annoying I thought it was both beautifully shot and edited.The musical score, apart from Denzels like for a Linda Rhondstat song ,is again masterful. I have to say I am a Tony Scott fan and this is truly his masterwork.Missed it on the big screen,which I still regret to this day, but have seen it over 20 times!!