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Man Down (2016)

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Critic Consensus: Well-intentioned but overall misjudged, Man Down makes an unfortunately muddled attempt to mine thoughtful drama out of modern warfare's emotional wreckage.

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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 (Jai Courtney), a hardnosed Marine whose natural instinct is to shoot first and ask questions later, he searches desperately for the whereabouts of his estranged son, Johnathan (Charlie Shotwell), and wife, Natalie (Kate Mara). In their search, the two intercept Charles (Clifton Collins Jr.), a man carrying vital information about the whereabouts of Gabriel's family. As we revisit the past, we are guided in unraveling the puzzle of Gabriel's experience and what will eventually lead us to finding his family. The psychological suspense thriller MAN DOWN also stars Gary Oldman.

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Cast

Shia LaBeouf
as Gabriel Drummer
Jai Courtney
as Devin Roberts
Gary Oldman
as Counselor Peyton
Kate Mara
as Natalie Drummer
Tory Kittles
as Sergeant Miller
Charlie Shotwell
as Johnathan Drummer
Jose Pablo Cantillo
as 2nd LT. Taylor
Justin Smith
as Stanton
Paul Sado
as Spori
Pierre Kennel
as Officer Walnum
Ned Yousef
as Offier Osiris
Jaylen Moore
as SWAT Officer #1
Ian Casselberry
as SWAT Officer #2
Jim Klock
as Police Officer
Kenzo Cervoni
as Small Afghan Boy
Wole Parks
as Chance
Naz Deravian
as Pashto Woman #2
Naz Devarian
as Pashto Woman #2
Zehra Fazal
as Pashto Woman #1
Reem Kadem
as Nurse/Afghani Mother
Mustafa Haidari
as Afghani Father
Gregory Nicholas Vrotsos
as Marine Mechanic
Adrienne Lockett
as Platoon Soldier
Kenny Williams
as Boy at Picnic
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Critic Reviews for Man Down

All Critics (54) | Top Critics (21)

Once the smoke clears and the shock of its twists wears off, Man Down is even worse than it originally appears.

March 31, 2017 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

An uncomfortable blend of war movie, family drama and dystopian sci-fi.

March 30, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
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The movie is fragmented enough from the word go, but plummets from such an insane height at the end that you want to rewind and hand everyone involved a personalised black-box recorder.

March 30, 2017 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

An oppressive cloud of macho self-pity hangs over this muddled and overwrought movie, which involves a cliched narrative device that is glib and unsatisfying.

March 30, 2017 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

This naff war fable with end-of-world curlicues is good only when LaBeouf fills the screen. His anguish, tears and poignant gropings to comprehend are moving and believable.

March 30, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Dito Montiel's Man Down is a well-meaning but very confused drama exploring post-traumatic stress and the plight of US soldiers "coming home."

March 29, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Man Down

The acting in this is great, but the story is crazy. It is hard to follow and in the end when it makes sense you think why did they do that? I really like Dito I just wish this was a better executed and more thought out story.

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