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The Marine (2006)



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

Movie Info

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 everything on the line, the Marine will stop at nothing to carry out his toughest and most important mission.more
Rating: PG-13 (for intense sequences of violent action, sensuality and language)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: Michael Gallagher, Michell Gallagher, Alan B. McElroy, Michelle Gallagher, Michael Gallagher
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 30, 2007
Box Office: $18.7M
20th Century Fox - Official Site

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Critic Reviews for The Marine

All Critics (51) | Top Critics (18)

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

Full Review… | November 23, 2006
AV Club
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | October 20, 2006
AV Club
Top Critic

A delectably bad '80s-style actioner.

Full Review… | October 18, 2006
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

A happy surprise.

Full Review… | October 16, 2006
New York Daily News
Top Critic

A movie so dumb it may actually cause brain damage.

Full Review… | October 16, 2006
Toronto Sun
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | October 16, 2006
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The Marine


Cena did a great job. i was impressed. It was a good movie for what it was. Patrick really did a good job.

John Manard

Super Reviewer



Directors Cat
Directors Cat

Super Reviewer


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 one of the better people they could have picked to headline a mediocre, yet very entertaining action movie.

Cena is a recently discharged Marine whose attempts to get back into a normal life are interrupted after he and his wife are in the wrong place at the wrong time when a group of thieves raise hell at a gas station, and take her hostage. From there it's basically a chase movie with Cena as a one man army against Robert Patrick's motley crew of psycho criminals.

The movie is formulaic, generic, and really ridiculous, but the filmmakers made the movie they wanted to, and weren't trying to make anything more than a purely breezy action spectacle that's here to entertain, and nothing more.

On that front, they are successful. The movie's not boring, it delivers what you'd expect it to, and Cena, despite being wooden as an actor, is of course pretty credible when it comes to the physicality of things. It's also fun seeing Robert Patrick ham it up like mad, even if he's really only here for a paycheck.

All in all, this movie's just okay, but it is fun in a goofy 'check your brain' sort of way. It of course could have been better, but it also could have been far, far worse.

Chris Weber

Super Reviewer

The Marine Quotes

Bennett: Something die in here?
Morgan: I don't know, but it smells like baked ass.
– Submitted by Jeff R (9 months ago)
Rome: This guy's like the Terminator
– Submitted by Michael C (3 years ago)

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