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This review is from: Man On Fire  [DVD] (DVD)
Denzel Washington doesnt star in too many bad films and "Man On Fire" is right up there with his best. This film succeeds on so many levels. The acting is sensational with an intense performance by Washington and a stunning, brilliant performance from Dakota Fanning as the little girl he is hired to act as a bodyguard for by a rich young couple in Mexico City. The characterisation is excellent, the storyline absorbing and the cinematography stylish. The Mexico City backdrop adds freshness and mystery to the film. The film's theme is one of redemption,love and revenge and at times the revenge aspect can get a bit gruesome. This and the subtitles which periodically flash up on screen when they aren't really required are the only negatives to a very entertaining and top quality movie.