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  • Summary: Sean Vetter (Diesel), a tough DEA agent, sets out to avenge the brutal murder of his wife in a botched hit. (New Line Cinema)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 32
  2. Negative: 12 out of 32
  1. Reviewed by: Robert Koehler
    70
    Diesel makes a violent bid to align himself with the Clint Eastwood-Charles Bronson-Steve McQueen tradition, but he lacks the charisma, emotional strength and humor to do so.
  2. Standard-bore action stuff, in which a macho stud superstar blows away lots of bad guys while struggling to make the world a better place.
  3. Just another bloody cop thriller.
  4. Reviewed by: Kevin Carr
    40
    The problem with A Man Apart”is that there is just too much badass going on.
  5. Sometimes, you can use a smaller devil to catch the Devil, the movie suggests. But in this case, the entire movie goes to hell in record time.
  6. 30
    A series of gun battles follow, none staged with quite enough verve or imagination to break through the pervasive torpor.
  7. There's a huge subplot that makes absolutely no sense at all and, in the end, the only thing the movie has going for it is Diesel's Neanderthal charm.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 9 out of 17
  1. May 15, 2012
    8
    This movie was great, I can't imagine how anyone is giving it a 0. I loved this movie. The premise was great and the entire movie kept me entertained. This is a very under rated movie that deserves much more credit. Expand
  2. Jan 19, 2012
    7
    If movies were role models for a motherless and fatherless society lacking in too many ways to list, this would be a bad movie. Little Joey just wants to be superman. He wants your attention and admiration. He wants to be important and accepted. He is looking in all the wrong places so have a beer and peep into his private life for a little fun without getting your hands dirty at his expense. I have seen much worse but have seen better from VD. Cops and the government don't need any more encouragement to be in your business. Getting them out is the challenge if possible. I didn't fall asleep. I remember what happened. It brought me in and got me involved even if the story line is roughly familiar. Not much new here but not bad. Expand

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