almost 5 years
Schlocky and nonsensical.
Keeps you at the edge of your seat the whole time. Great pace, intense, moving and tough.
over 6 years
You rated this 3 stars on 9/14/2010
Man on Fire is a 2004 American thriller film, based on the 1980 novel of the same name by A. J. Quinnell. Another film based on the same novel was also filmed in 1987.
Man on Fire stars Denzel Washington as a despondent former CIA operative turned bodyguard. It also stars Christopher Walken, Dakota Fanning, Radha Mitchell, Giancarlo Giannini, Marc Anthony, Rachel Ticotin and Mickey Rourke.
Former Force Recon Marine officer and CIA operative John Creasy (Denzel Washington) travels to Ciudad Juarez to visit his friend and former CIA colleague Paul Rayburn (Christopher Walken) who owns a private-sector security firm to protect business executives. Creasy confides that he has become an alcoholic, disillusioned with life because of the horrors of his past, and Rayburn offers his support, encouraging Creasy to take a job as a bodyguard in Mexico City.
Because of the extremely high rate of kidnappings in Mexico City for the lucrative ransom money, businessman Samuel Ramos (Marc Anthony)...