A Man Apart
A Man Apart (2003)

A cop teams up with the former head of a drug cartel to avenge the death of the woman he loved in this action-drama. Sean Vetter (Vin Diesel) and Demetrius Hicks (Larenz Tate) are a pair of DEA agents who think they've made the bust of… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 4, 2003
DVD Release Date: September 2, 2003
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Critic Score: 11% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Action and drama elements don't mix well in this clichéd actioner.

J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

The script for this action vehicle is like something you'd find under the cushions of Steven Seagal's couch, but Diesel, to his credit, digs into his role as if it were Hamlet.

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Robert Koehler

Once thoughts of revenge fill the head of Diesel's Sean Vetter, the direction of the story unfortunately goes south.

Alexander Walker
London Evening Standard

Films like A Man Apart pretend to deal with social issues. That is their cover story. But in fact, they themselves are the Hollywood equivalent of the coke trade. They corrupt the entertainment industry.

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Derek Adams
Time Out

This is disappointingly routine stuff from Gray, but the movie does boast one disaster area of a shoot-out and a nifty denouement.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

[I]t's well made, but we've seen all of this, so many times before.

Joel Siegel
Good Morning America

If I hadn't seen Traffic, this would still stink, but I wouldn't know how badly. Diesel runs on fumes in this one.

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Jami Bernard
New York Daily News

The film would be totally unwatchable without the very real charisma of Diesel.

Mike Clark
USA Today

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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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Pretentious, incompetent, dumb explosion movie.

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Flixster Audience Score: 62% Flixster User Reviews
Eugene Bernabe
Vin Diesel trades in the fast cars for poor dramatic action. A Man Apart is a failed attempt for the famed actor to crossover in the drama genre. It's… More
Khris N
THIS COULD BE SO MUCH BETTER!! the right director, good cast and story - just not put together right - not enuff emotion and script was dull - had so much… More
Coxxie Mild Sauce
if i pull all the vin diesel crap ive seen in the last 10 years out of my memory, this would probably seem like a masterpice. i would actually see this again
Dean McKenna
Vin Diesel does a good performance as a member of a different gang in this action film.
Al S
Vin Diesel gives a stunning and kinetic perfromance. It proves that he's more than a stellar action star. Larenz Tate is teriffic. A poweful and hard… More
Steven Vincent Gee
This was a fantastic movie. Vin Diesel does a good performance as a member of a different gang in this action film. Lots of action, good plot. I highly… More