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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.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    11%
  • Audience Score
    63%

common sense

PAUSE for kids age 15
Consumerism
3 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
5 out of 5
Language
5 out of 5
Sex
3 out of 5
Violence
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®

  • Tomatometer®

    11%
    reviews counted: 27
    see all A Man Apart reviews
  • Audience

    63%

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

if i pull all the vin diesel crap ive seen in the last 10 years out of my memory, this would probably seem like a masterpice. i would actually see this again

- LoughnerWasLucid, Friday, August 7, 2009

4 stars

Vin Diesel gives a stunning and kinetic perfromance. It proves that he's more than a stellar action star. Larenz Tate is teriffic. A poweful and hard hitting urban crime drama. It fuells it's riveting story with explosive action and suspense. A stylish, exciting, thrilling and razor-sharp adreniline-fuelled thriller. It's explovsive and excellent. An emotionally gripping and exhilerating movie. Slickly crafted and well-developed by Director, F. Gary Gray. He knows how to bring out the best in his films with characters and story.

- allan913, Friday, December 14, 2007

3 stars

THIS COULD BE SO MUCH BETTER!! the right director, good cast and story - just not put together right - not enuff emotion and script was dull - had so much potential - but waddya gonna do?

- kpn666, Tuesday, March 13, 2007