The Foreigner Reviews

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March 1, 2021
Not a memorable movie but it is a welcome return to the action genre for Chan and Brosnan after too long a time away.
July 1, 2020
"The Foreigner" doesn't blow the doors off the revenge-action model, but it does become one of the best recent old-guy-is-a-secret-badass movies.
May 19, 2020
There are a few twists and turns, double crosses and misdirections, but really it's a simple story of political intrigue blended with military-style action, and a higher emotional content than either of those genres normally feature.
October 1, 2019
The film is pretty formulaic and Bond like, but it's fun to see Jackie Chan in action again. Can he do serious drama? That's affirmative.
September 2, 2019
Jackie Chan manages to offer a glimpse at his former glory in The Foreigner while unleashing an intricately performed fury that no one knew he was capable of.
August 2, 2019
Jackie Chan is much more emotionally engaged than we are used to see. [Full Review in Spanish]
July 21, 2019
Chan often feels like a visitor in his own film, and the script attempts some plot pirouettes that don't always flow gracefully. Yet overall, The Foreigner proves to be a respectable example of a thinking person's action flick.
July 17, 2019
Chan shows more pathos and subtlety than any role before, quietly commanding attention and giving so much with so little.
May 8, 2019
Action thriller with great twists and turns! The film is similar to others of the genre, but still effective.
April 26, 2019
[It] is a splendid, polished action thriller with brain and heart, and a marvelous pairing of two actors, Chan and Brosnan.
March 1, 2019
I feel confident saying that this was the most underrated movie of 2017 - if not only for Chan's dynamic performance. The tagline says it all: Never push a good man too far.
November 8, 2018
Thankfully, an older and bruised Chan's lamenting and grappling Quan brings a poignant sense of emotional and edgy urgency to this tale of loss and tactical intimidation.
November 8, 2018
The Foreigner starts as a revenge story, but evolves into something more within the first 20 minutes. Hennessey's hunt to find the IRA bombers is introduced clumsily, but once started the film manages to spin the events into a satisfying mystery.
November 2, 2018
The Foreigner is an excellent political thriller in its own right that happens to not only be a Dad Action entry par excellence, but also brings us both Jackie Chan AND Pierce Brosnan squaring off against one another.
November 2, 2018
A welcome return to form for Jackie Chan.
October 10, 2018
One [man is] perpetually on offense, the other defense, and both are beholden to a tale just smart enough to be worth our time.
September 25, 2018
I had no idea that [Chan] was capable of that performance...how harrowing it is, all of that grief is written all over his face.
September 25, 2018
Chan's acting was awesome in this, he moved me emotionally...Brosnan is great as ever.
September 5, 2018
Beautifully shot and excellently scored, there is a lot to enjoy in this movie.
August 24, 2018
It was just good to see Jackie Chan serious throughout... I liked it. It was refreshing. He pulled it off.
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