The Marksman

critic Reviews

, 33% Rotten Tomatometer Score
  • The Marksman benefits from having Liam Neeson in the lead, but this formulaic action thriller should have aimed higher.
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    Marc SavlovAustin Chronicle
    Sometimes it's best to just keep things simple and comfortingly familiar, cliched though they may be.
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    Adam GrahamDetroit News
    Jim's a pretty good shot - it's right there in the movie's title - so you know there's going to be gunfire. But in this humorless, standard issue action vehicle, Neeson's aim is off.
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    Jeannette CatsoulisNew York Times
    Predictable to a fault, the movie coasts pleasurably on Neeson's seasoned, sad-sweet charisma...
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    Nell MinowMovie Mom
    This is less the "Taken"-style action thriller where we get to enjoy Neeson showing off his special skills than it is a Clint Eastwood-style cranky old guy movie.
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    Michael O'SullivanWashington Post
    "The Marksman" proves itself to be the cinematic version of comfort food: satisfyingly familiar but full of starch and empty calories.
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    Tim GriersonScreen International
    Although Neeson has a nice rapport with young costar, there's no escaping the formulaic storyline featuring uncomplicated good guys and abundantly villainous bad guys.
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    Joshua StarnesVitalThrills.com
    A low-key chase film built on the personal salvation of a child in trouble, it plays with stereotypes in a way that's less 'messing around with archetypes' and more 'lazily indulging in cliché as a shorthand for actual character work.'
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    Jim JudyScreen It!
    You know how things will play out, which might be okay for viewers wanting exactly that. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, etc. - also Available)
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    Travis HopsonPunch Drunk Critics
    The Marksman doesn't hit a bullseye but at least gets on the scoreboard.
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    Aaron NeuwirthWe Live Entertainment
    I'm glad the guy likes to work, but looking at just these films distributed by Open Road, Neeson has gone from The Grey to this, and it's not good.
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