The Foreigner
The Foreigner (2017)

The Foreigner, starring Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan, is a timely action thriller from the director of Casino Royale. The film tells the story of humble London businessman Quan (Chan), whose long-buried past erupts in a revenge-fueled… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 13, 2017
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Critic Score: 59% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Foreigner adheres strictly to action thriller formula, but benefits from committed -- and out of character -- performances from its talented veteran stars.

Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader

Martin Campbell directed this twisty, bracing political thriller, giving Chan room to display his dramatic ability and letting Brosnan flesh out a vigorous, complex character who's surrounded by frenemies with secrets of their own.

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Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
AV Club

The Foreigner is a good, lean cut of meat-in other words, a typical Martin Campbell movie, expeditious and cold-blooded in its cross-cut, cloak-and-dagger plotting and violence.

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Dan Webster
Spokesman-Review (Washington)

Throughout all this, [Jackie] Chan plays a character we've seldom seen. A quiet man, his Quan is at first composed and careful, then grief-stricken and finally grimly determined. Even then, he is no Rambo.

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Brian Lowry

Chan is perfectly fine as a man who feels he has nothing to lose, but his hollowed-out gaze and Death Wish-style crusade can't compensate for how numbingly thin this all is, stringing together just enough plot to justify the eruptions of violence.

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Christian Holub
Entertainment Weekly

I'm not sure anyone has plans to turn this into a franchise, but I certainly want to see more from this Chan-aissance.

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Daniel Barnes
Sacramento News & Review

Chan spends most of the second half of the film off-screen, so Brosnan emerges as the true lead of The Foreigner, anchoring a cluttered plot that serves the usual pro-torture, pro-surveillance, anti-rights and anti-woman agendas.

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James Berardinelli

It's well-made, nicely paced and accomplishes what we expect from this sort of film.

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Bruce Demara
Toronto Star

Chan ... remains a likeable everyman hero type that the audience roots as he navigates his world through a labyrinth of violence and betrayal.

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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

The Foreigner isn't a great film, but it's an interesting one for all its mediocrity. That's because [Jackie] Chan made it on a very particular personality.

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Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
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