‘Man on Fire’ has a strong story, but Tony Scott made it overly stylized

[rating=3]Starring: Denzel Washington, Dakota Fanning, Christopher Walken, Giancarlo Giannini, Radha Mitchell, Marc Anthony, Rachel Ticotin, Mickey Rourke
Director(s): Tony Scott
Writer(s): Screenplay by Brian Helgeland; Based upon the novel by A.J. Quinnell

Denzel Washington struggles to save Dakota Fanning in 'Man on Fire'
Denzel Washington struggles to save Dakota Fanning in ‘Man on Fire’

I’m a fan of Denzel Washington. I think he’s one of the best actors around, and I’m always willing to watch a film if he’s in it. I can say the same for Tony Scott, who I think is a visually talented director and strong storyteller.

With Man on Fire, I liked Washington’s character, John Creasy, a burned-out former CIA agent. He was dark and sympathetic, and I liked that the film really doesn’t tell you much about the character. You learn all you need to through watching his actions as he exacts revenge against the men and women responsible for the death of the young girl he was hired to protect.

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