Review Man Down (2016)

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  1. Doctor Omega

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    Man Down is a 2015 American war thriller drama film directed by Dito Montiel and written by Adam G. Simon. The film stars Shia LaBeouf, Kate Mara, Gary Oldman, Jai Courtney and Jose Pablo Cantillo.

    The film had its world premiere in the Horizon section at 72nd Venice International Film Festival on September 6, 2015.

    It was released on December 2, 2016, by Lionsgate Premiere.


    Man Down received negative reviews from critics. On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 15%, based on 48 reviews, with an average score of 3.6/10.

    On Metacritic, the film has a score of 27 out of 100, based on 14 critics, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews".

    "Man Down" received a weighted average vote of 5.9/10 from 2855 IMDb users.

    Josh Lasser of IGN gave the film a 6.1 out of 10, stating, "Despite the audience knowing what is going to happen in advance of it occurring, and how it is all going to end, the film still manages to elicit a response."

    Deborah Young of The Hollywood Reporter commented that "[Shia LaBeouf's] performance is over-powered by the film's grandiose, misplaced ambition to switch back and forth between genres, from the war film to sci fi, from family film to the intimately psychological."

    Kenji Fujishima of Slant Magazine stated, "Sadly, Montiel fails his lead actor, trashing Drummer's anguish by turning it into a parlor trick, thus denying him the humanity LaBeouf so valiantly tries to convey."

    The film was released on December 2, 2016 and has grossed approximately $450,000 in North America and, having been released in just one theater, £7 in UK.


    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-39501196



     
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    Is this anti Shia backlash or is it just shit?
     

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