The Man – Filtered

Theatrical Release: September 9, 2005
DVD Release: January 17, 2006


Special Agent Derrick Vann is a man out to get the man who killed his partner but a case of mistaken identity leads him to Andy Fidler, a salesman with too many questions and a knack of getting in Vanns way.

Dove Review

“The Man” is an action-packed movie about a nice guy in the wrong place at the wrong time. Samuel L. Jackson puts on a great performance, as usual, and Eugene Levy is equally as good. There is quite a bit of action with minimal violence which makes for a pretty good action movie with a comedic twist. The violence includes things like a guy getting hit with a garbage can lid and another guy being pinned against a fence with a car while being hit over the head with a phone book. The cop shoots at and grazes his partner in the behind to stop him from running away and there is some shooting at the end of the movie with no blood or gore at all.

There are some good lessons in the film as well: making family a priority, and seeing people for their possibilities instead of instantly judging them. “The Man” is a pretty good flick to watch with those older kids!!

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: None
Language: S-1
Violence: A guy hits another guy with trash can lid, guy shoots another guy (doesn'tt show it), cop shoots at his partner’s rear end and grazes him (no blood), cop pins a guy to a fence with his car and then hits him with a phone book to get him to talk.
Drugs: A guy drinks a beer.
Nudity: A man with bare chest, man’s pants fall down when he raises both hands and boxers are shown, cleavage.
Other: None


Company: New Line Cinema
Writer: Jim Piddock and Margaret Oberman
Director: Les Mayfield
Producer: Robert N. Fried
Genre: Action
Runtime: 83 min.
Reviewer: Sarah Bennor