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A Man Apart Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 2.0
    36

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally unfavorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 25

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly

    Sour, sadistic, and stale from sitting on the shelf since the pre-''XXX'' era -- an era I'm starting to miss.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    The screenplay tries to paper over too many story elements that needed a lot more thought. This movie has been filmed and released, but it has not been finished.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    USA Today Mike Clark

    It's all fast and furious up to its draggy finale, and yes, it could spark a sequel. Prepare yourself for coming dread in 18 months: "A Man Together."

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  • 63

    out of 100

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    Effectively paced and nicely choreographed, the fundamental letdown of the ending results in a mild sense of dissatisfaction.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 15+

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.

  • 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).

What to watch for
  • violence false5

    Violence: Intense violence and peril, a lot of shooting, many deaths, grisly injuries.

  • sex false3

    Sex: Strippers, lap dance.

  • language false5

    Language: Very strong language.

  • consumerism false3

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false5

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Drinking, smoking, drug dealing.

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