• Man on Fire (2004)

Man on Fire

Release Date: April 21st, 2004

DVD Release Date: September 14th, 2004

R |2 hr 25 min

Plot Summary

In a Mexico City wracked by a recent wave of kidnappings, ex-CIA operative John Creasy (Denzel Washington) reluctantly accepts a job as a bodyguard for 9-year-old Lupita (Dakota Fanning), the daughter of wealthy businessman Samuel Ramos (Marc Anthony). Just as Creasy begins to develop a fondness for the young girl, a bloodthirsty gunman (Jesús Ochoa) kidnaps her. Now, Creasy must pick off a succession of corrupt cops and criminals to reach his ultimate object of vengeance.

Cast: Denzel Washington, Dakota Fanning, Christopher Walken, Giancarlo Giannini, Radha Mitchell, Marc Anthony, Rachel Ticotin, Mickey Rourke

Director: Tony Scott

Genres: Crime drama

Production Co: Scott Free Productions, Fox 2000 Pictures, New Regency Pictures, Regency Enterprises

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Pursuit, 2000s, Daughter, Transformation, Intense, Fall, Mother, Revenge

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Jack MathewsNew York Daily News

    Man on Fire, with a best-ever Denzel Washington, is the first (nonreligious) sure thing to hit the multiplex this year. show more

  • 60
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    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

  • 75
    Rene RodriguezMiami Herald

    The dead-serious Man on Fire awakens a genuine sense of bloodlust in the viewer. This is a slick, big-budget, A-list production designed to stoke our basest impulses -- to make us long for, and cheer at, bloody, merciless vengeance. show more

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