The Marine (2006)

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

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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.
Rating:
PG-13 (for intense sequences of violent action, sensuality and language)
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Drama
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Cast

John Cena
as John Triton
Kelly Carlson
as Kate Triton
Jerome Ehlers
as Van Buren
Manu Bennett
as Bennett
Damon Gibson
as Vescera
Firass Dirani
as Al Qaeda Leader
Remi Broadway
as Marine No. 1
Steve Harman
as Marine No. 2
Damien Bryson
as Marine No. 3
Jeff Chase
as Billy
Jamal Duff
as Paul
Christina Lindley
as Chop Shop Girl
Gerry Day
as Mr. Titizian
Todd Leigh
as Brian
Todd Levi
as Officer Herrera
Jane Eppell
as Laura
Corey Parker Robinson
as Officer Brady
Corey Robinson
as Officer Brady
Peter Lamb
as Patrol Officer
Damien Garvey
as River Boat Cop
Helen Howard
as Female Clerk No. 1
Nicci Hope
as Female Clerk No. 2
Brad Hayes
as Male Clerk
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Critic Reviews for The Marine

All Critics (46) | Top Critics (15)

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August 21, 2007
New York Post
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Full Review… | May 11, 2007
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | November 23, 2006
AV Club
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October 22, 2006
New York Times
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Full Review… | October 20, 2006
Dallas Morning News
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Full Review… | October 20, 2006
Chicago Tribune
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Audience Reviews for The Marine

½

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Directors Cat
Directors Cat

Super Reviewer

½

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
Chris Weber

Super Reviewer

½

This was cool! But nothing more, and the action is pretty awesome!

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

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