The Marine
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 20%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The Marine subscribes to the notion that there's no such thing as a gratuitous explosion."
‑ Nathan Rabin, AV Club
"A happy surprise."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"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."
‑ Mark Palermo, Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
"It has the air of garbage, but is kind of cute, despite the awful dialogue."
‑ Eric Lurio, Greenwich Village Gazette
"There are people who will see "The Marine" just because it features John Cena, and those people will not be disappointed: The movie does, in fact, feature John Cena."
‑ Eric D. Snider,
"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."
‑ Scott Tobias, AV Club
"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."
‑ Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times
"The story is minimal and the action is preposterous, but it doesn't try to be much else."
‑ Ryan Cracknell, Calgary Movies
"It is not particularly a bad film. It is just nothing special."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"Brimming with testosterone, "The Marine" explodes and punches its way onto the screen."
‑ Linda Cook, Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
"A delectably bad '80s-style actioner."
‑ Gregory Kirschling, Entertainment Weekly
"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."
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"Derivative in the extreme, but some good stunt work and humorous touches make it a lot more tolerable than it could have been."
‑ Chuck O'Leary,
"Cena's dialogue is held to a monosyllabic minimum..."
‑ Jim Lane, Sacramento News & Review
"So bad that it's very nearly sublime."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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