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'A Man Apart'
(Vin Diesel, Larenz Tate / R / 96 mins / New Line)

Overview: Vin Diesel plays DEA agent Sean Vetter, who sets out for revenge after a botched hit results in the death of his wife. While on the hunt, he finds that near the U.S. border with Mexico, a new drug cartel has taken hold. Aiming to take on its leader, who he suspects is the man behind his wife's death, Vetter partners with another agent (Larenz Tate).

Verdict: In the history of cinema, few films have been as derivative as the threadbare, hand-me-down of an action thriller, 'A Man Apart.' Dreary, predictable, slow-going, the film is still too witless overall to be taken as existential crisis! There is not enough action to make it just an action thriller and not enough of the brooding Diesel to make it simply a dramatic character study. All in all, Diesel makes a violent bid to align himself with the Clint Eastwood-Charles Bronson-Steve McQueen tradition, but he lacks the charisma, emotional strength and humor to do so. Mind you, it's fun watching Diesel essentially turning himself into Steven Seagal!!