Man Down

MAN DOWN

Review: U.S Marine Gabriel Drummer returns home from Afghanistan to a post-apocalyptic environment. Also once home he searches desperately for the whereabouts of his estranged son and his wife, accompanied by his best friend. 
Director: Dito Montiel
Actors: Shia LaBeouf, Jai Courtney, Gary Oldman, Kate Mara, Tory Kittles, Clifton Collins Jr., Charlie Shotwell, Justin Smith, Jaylen Moore and Jim Klock
Year: 2015
Genre: Drama and Thriller
Conclusion: 2/5
Apparently on the movie poster it says “Shia LaBeouf has never been better”. What I can say is that this is a big step up from The Transformers films. He has also just starred in American Honey which he was very good in. It was good but found it didn’t really work as a film. After filming this film Shia LaBeouf himself actually started to feel suicidal. There were some moments in this that I did find confusing and scenes that didn’t quite work. The film itself didn’t quite know where it wanted to go. In America this was already out a year before it was released in the U.K. Once released in the U.K. in its opening weekend it only sold one ticket! It highlights the issue of post traumatic stress disorder suffered by many U.S. veterans.

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