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A Man Apart

action & adventure, thrillers

Vin Diesel stars as a DEA agent hell-bent on vengeance after the head of a drug cartel murders his wife.

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common sense

PAUSE for kids age 15
3 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
3 out of 5
5 out of 5

Pretentious, incompetent, dumb explosion movie.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this movie is very, very violent, with a lot of firepower and many characters killed, including a woman and child. Policemen violate the civil rights of suspects, including beating them. Characters drink, smoke, and deal in drugs. They use very strong language, and a child's use of a swear word is supposed to be humorous. When a character tries to insult Sean by suggesting he is gay for turning down a lap dance, Sean gets infuriated. Black and white characters are deeply loyal to each other. Most of the drug dealers and criminals are black or Latino.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about the dilemma posed to Demetrius. He must do what he thinks is right or what Sean wants him to do. Sean says at one point that "that's not my fault if somebody gets out of line." Families can discuss his failure to accept responsibility for his actions (and the police department's casual attitude toward his many violations of law and procedure).

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

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    reviews counted: 27
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Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: Go see The French Connection instead.

- Alan Morrison, Empire Magazine, Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Rotten: Vin Diesel has to make a choice whether hes going to be an actor or a cookie cutter action star.

- Daniel M. Kimmel, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Rotten: This is disappointingly routine stuff from Gray, but the movie does boast one disaster area of a shoot-out and a nifty denouement.

- Derek Adams, Time Out, Saturday, June 24, 2006

Audience Reviews

3 stars

This movie has Vin as a DEA agent taking on a Mexican drug lord and he isn't playing around. Vin is totally bad ass, taking names and busting heads. This movie has loads of action but also some quiet moments like when Vin is romancing his wife or hanging with his partner and friend Larenz Tate. And it features one hell of a beat down by Vin on some poor bastard. A must see for all action fans.

- poohtiger, Thursday, November 30, 2006

3 stars

Very sad movie, but pretty good.

- irisheyes686, Wednesday, March 1, 2006

1 star

Vin Diesel trades in the fast cars for poor dramatic action. A Man Apart is a failed attempt for the famed actor to crossover in the drama genre. It's violent, over-dramatic and loose in story. 1/5

- fb1442511448, Tuesday, July 23, 2013