The Foreigner

MA15+
2017
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110 mins
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The Foreigner | Ratings & Reviews

"(A) twisty, bracing political thriller..."

Chicago ReaderChicago Reader

"An old-school political thriller that holds its course right until the end."

South China Morning PostSouth China Morning Post

"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."

A.V. ClubA.V. Club

"It's no franchise-starter, a la Taken, but (it's) a terrific action/drama all the same."

Film School RejectsFilm School Rejects

"The Foreigner uses the talents of both Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan quite well, turning the well-worn personas of both actors on their heads."

IGNIGN

"The intrigue is high and the action is furious..."

The Globe and MailThe Globe and Mail

"Someone has finally figured out what to do with Jackie Chan in America. This formula is the right one."

San Francisco ChronicleSan Francisco Chronicle

"It's like someone closed their eyes, grabbed two random DVDs off of a bargain rack, and edited them into an almost-coherent thriller."

IndieWireIndieWire

"A movie that cannot seem to reconcile its hard, Rambo-ish violence with a convoluted conspiracy plot..."

The Straits TimesThe Straits Times

"The movie is keenly aware of the West's long tradition of white-on-Asian racism, and "The Foreigner" flips the script on the tradition of Hollywood studio movies in which a white hero kicks foreign butt in some exotic country."

VarietyVariety

"Mr. Chan is in his early 60s, and he doesn't deliver the action pizazz here that he used to. Nor, frankly, does he summon enough gravitas to be persuasive in the role of a grief-maddened father."

The New York TimesThe New York Times

"Campbell's unfussy style works well with Chan's choreography. The star's willingness to look his 63 years makes the falls look like they really hurt and creates a sense of jeopardy when Quan finds himself outnumbered."

Screen DailyScreen Daily

"Campbell keeps the action cooking and the suspense on a high burner in this compulsively watchable conspiracy thriller, while The Foreigner proves again is that Chan is the Man – now and forever."

Rolling StoneRolling Stone

"No ticket-buying constituency is likely to feel well-served by The Foreigner, a chilly marriage of political thriller and latter-day Liam Neeson-style geriatric revenge-o-rama."

NPRNPR

"It's good to see Chan swapping his happy-go-lucky persona for two hours for some gravitas as a tragic rogue with a marked past."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

The Foreigner | Details

Rating
MA15+, Strong themes, violence and coarse language
Runtime
110
Genre
Action, Thriller
Country of origin
UK, China