A Man Apart (2003)

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A Man Apart (2003)
  • Time: 110 min
  • Genre: Action | Crime | Drama
  • Director: F. Gary Gray
  • Cast: Vin Diesel, Larenz Tate, Timothy Olyphant

Storyline:

Sean Vetter and Demetrius Hicks are members of the DEA who are fighting an ongoing drug war on the California/Mexico border, they are most successful at it because of their edge of growing up on the street and being thugs converted to cops. The DEA busts one of the major players by the name of “Memo” Lucero and imprison him in the United States but then a major player named Diablo then takes over the business and now he is now the major player targeted by Vetter and his team. But when Vetter’s wife is killed in a botched hit organized by Diablo, he seeks revenge against those responsible and in the process has to seek help from the imprisoned Lucero in order to catch Diablo. But in the process, Vetter and Hicks have to fight their way up the chain to get to Diablo but it’s easier said than done when all Vetter can focus on is revenge…

One review

  • I guess there can be no doubt about the fact that Vin Diesel is one of the most recent great names in the world of action movies. Sure, he has played some other roles (like for instance a soldier in ‘Saving Private Ryan’) but in the end he’ll always be best known for his action movies.

    This time he’s Sean Vetter, a member of the DEA and part of one of the most successful groups within that organization. They are so successful because they grew up on the streets and once were smalltime criminals themselves. When the DEA is able to arrest Lucero, one of the leaders of the drug cartels, and imprisons him in the USA, his business is soon taken over by a man who is called Diablo. Now Diablo is their main target, but even before they can do something to catch him, Vetter’s wife is killed by Diablo’s men. Vetter seeks revenge against those responsible, but will need to ask help from Lucero in order to catch the mysterious new leader…

    I have to admit that I was pleasantly surprised by this movie. This movie isn’t exactly for those who are looking for an intellectual or Oscar-winning movie of course, but when you are looking for an interesting movie full of action and a lot of spectacular shots, than this is definitely something for you. The acting and the story were interesting and a lot better than what you can normally expect from this kind of movies. This isn’t a brainless pass-time with people like Jean-Claude Van Damme or Steven Seagal in it, this is really an enjoyable action movie. That’s why I give it a 7/10. I’ve seen a lot worse.

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