The Marine
The Marine (2006)

John Triton is a heroic Marine who returns home after being discharged --against his will--from the war in Iraq. Stateside, he finds himself back in action, when his wife is kidnapped by a murderous gang led by the merciless Rome. With… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: January 30, 2007
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Critic Score: 20% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Overblown in every possible way, The Marine is either so bad it's good or just really, really bad.

Nathan Rabin
AV Club

The Marine subscribes to the notion that there's no such thing as a gratuitous explosion.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

A happy surprise.

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Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

Some crazed jewel thieves get trigger-happy in a gas station, and kidnap John Cena's wife. This is useful, as it adds the dangerous excitement of having an angry pro-wrestler chase them through South Carolina forests.

Scott Tobias
AV Club

The Marine often feels like an oddball black comedy about a dysfunctional band of sociopaths, just masquerading as an action movie about one tough ex-Marine.

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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times

It's not a good film by any practical standard, but The Marine is bad in just the right way, a mindless throwaway that's at least smart enough not to take itself too seriously.

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Ryan Cracknell
Calgary Movies

The story is minimal and the action is preposterous, but it doesn't try to be much else.

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Gregory Kirschling
Entertainment Weekly

A delectably bad '80s-style actioner.

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Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

It's a shame that The Marine did not receive a theatrical release in Australia. Not only was much of it shot here, but as an action popcorn adventure, it has reasonable merit.

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Chuck O'Leary
FulvueDrive-in.com

Derivative in the extreme, but some good stunt work and humorous touches make it a lot more tolerable than it could have been.

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Flixster Audience Score: 61% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
Cena did a great job. i was impressed. It was a good movie for what it was. Patrick really did a good job.
KJ Proulx
This was cool! But nothing more, and the action is pretty awesome!
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Anthony Lawrie
Why the hell did I watch this film, why? Its sooooo bad you have to see it to believe it. Robert Patrick what are you doing? I think this is the worst film ever… More
Chris Weber
WWE Films wanted to give someone other than The Rock or Stone Cold a shot at being in the movie, so they picked their poster boy John Cena, which is probably… More
Film Crazy
its a prety good movie and john cena proved to be a pretty good actor but its an entertaining action packed movie though cenas character did remind me of… More

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