YMMV / Man on Fire

  • Adaptation Displacement: Not many ever speak about the novel or earlier film.
  • Awesome Music: Nine Inch Nails' "The Mark Has Been Made", featured in both the trailers and the movie during Creasy's Lock and Load Montage.
  • Critical Dissonance: Critics weren't very kind to the film, but it still reached #1 in the box office and is quite highly regarded today. Compare the 39% of Rotten Tomatoes to the 7.7 of IMDB.
  • Fridge Horror: It's never spelled out, but after the ransom exchange goes haywire and the money goes missing, the Voice orders Pita's death but actually keeps her alive on the basis that "a dead girl is worth nothing to me". Since he can't ransom her to her parents anymore, exactly what kind of people did he intend to sell her to instead?
  • Idiot Plot: The various bad guys in this film could have saved themselves a lot of trouble if they had just let Pita go the moment it became apparent that they were drawing way too much unwanted attention. Or otherwise avoided acting Stupid Evil or Stupid Greedy.
  • Tear Jerker: The ending. Creasy knowingly trades his life for Lupita's, telling her briefly it's time for her go home, and that he's "going home, too". The movie ends with his obituary, followed by Manzano walking into "The Voice's" house and shooting him dead, with the official report saying the he was "killed in the course of arrest."