Man Down
Man Down (2016)

When U.S. Marine Gabriel Drummer (Shia LaBeouf) returns home from his tour in Afghanistan, he finds that the place he once called home is no better than the battlefields he fought on overseas. Accompanied by his best friend Devin Roberts… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: December 2, 2016
DVD Release Date: March 7, 2017
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Critic Score: 11% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Darren Franich
Entertainment Weekly

A uniquely unpleasant mash-up of moody post-apocalyptic adventure and moodier wartime melodrama.

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Brian Tallerico
RogerEbert.com

Man Down is a bad film, but it's made even worse by the taste it will leave in your mouth regarding its silly handling of a very serious issue.

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Kaori Shoji
Japan Times

LaBeouf goes above and beyond to make Gabriel a compelling figure, but Adam G. Simon's screenplay gives him relatively little to work with.

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Sandy Cohen
Associated Press

Man Down carries a poignant message about American veterans' mental health needs, but you may give up on the movie before it gets there.

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Adam Graham
Detroit News

LaBeouf ... ably carries "Man Down" on his shoulders. He has an easy, natural chemistry with Shotwell, and he's a reservoir of buried emotions in his scenes with Oldman.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media

This war drama contains an earnest plea, a call for sympathy and understanding for soldiers suffering from PTSD; but the movie is so scattershot, somber, and confusing that it never comes together.

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Richard Roeper
Chicago Sun-Times

The final sequence, when all is revealed, is overwrought, excruciatingly shrill, manipulative, and exploitative -- and hardly a surprise to anyone even halfway paying attention.

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Glenn Kenny
New York Times

Mr. Montiel may have had honorable intentions in creating this movie. But what he made is neither a viable work of art nor an effective call to action. It's a sadistic and ghoulish spectacle.

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Daniel Barnes
Sacramento News & Review

LeBeouf works his tail off, but too many scenes are meandering and shapeless, with only the puzzle box structure of the story left to hold our interest.

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