Man on Fire

{4.5/5} “I’m not been paid to be your friend, I’m being paid to protect you. So no more questions, that’s it. Period… And no crying.”

Creasey has been having a tough time lately — for one thing, he has a drinking problem — so he goes to visit his old friend Rayburn in Mexico.¬†Rayburn gets him a job as a bodyguard for Pita, a nine-year-old girl. All the rich families in the neighbourhood have bodyguards because there are so many kidnappings. Creasey and Pita become friends — and then Pita is kidnapped.

Man on Fire was released in 2004.

There are two good reasons for watching this movie — Denzel Washington and Dakota Fanning.

The second half of the movie is pretty serious — it will make you think the world, or at least Mexico,¬†is a dangerous place.

I don’t particularly care for the editing style where they quickly jump between shots without giving you time to see them. Other than that, it’s a great movie.

Denzel Washington (Flight) plays Creasey and Dakota Fanning (Now Is Good) plays Pita.

Christopher Walken (A Late Quartet) plays Rayburn. Radha Mitchell (Pitch Black) and Marc Anthony (Big Night) plays Pita’s parents.

The movie was directed by Tony Scott (Unstoppable).

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