The Foreigner Reviews

  • 18h ago

    Jackie Chan - always solid and well choreographed action, as good as any 63 year old can perform it. Also this time Chan plays the good guy, and now dark political issues combined with personal revenge are at play. Basically well done and played by everybody involved. Not very realistic, but that will never be the intension.

    Jackie Chan - always solid and well choreographed action, as good as any 63 year old can perform it. Also this time Chan plays the good guy, and now dark political issues combined with personal revenge are at play. Basically well done and played by everybody involved. Not very realistic, but that will never be the intension.

  • Apr 10, 2021

    Jackie Chan like you've never see him...great job

    Jackie Chan like you've never see him...great job

  • Mar 26, 2021

    Not a great movie. I love Jackie Chan but this movie didn't thrill me much

    Not a great movie. I love Jackie Chan but this movie didn't thrill me much

  • Mar 20, 2021

    Very much like it, as expected from action movie star Jackie Chan

    Very much like it, as expected from action movie star Jackie Chan

  • Mar 03, 2021

    The Foreigner (2017) is a terrific movie starring Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan. I do not know how I missed this one when it was released in theaters, or in the aftermarket, but SHAME ON ME! This riveting action drama involves Chan's attempt to uncover the splinter IRA operatives that killed his daughter and seek his revenge. The film is Jackie Chan's answer to Liam Neeson's Taken and Sylvester Stallone's Rambo. Jackie Chan, after more than 150 films, really hits his acting stride in this one. He is emotionally engaged and a powerful screen presence; holding his own against Brosnan, a highly skilled actor. This movie, based on the Stephen Leather book, The Chinaman, was directed by Martin Campbell, who directed 2006's James Bond reboot, Casino Royale. While this is not a martial arts movie, it is an action film. Jackie Chan does get the opportunity to showcase his adept stunt and fighting skills in the numerous fighting and chase scenes. As always his fight scenes are interesting and well-choreographed. I highly recommend The Foreigner. It is worth the investment of your time.

    The Foreigner (2017) is a terrific movie starring Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan. I do not know how I missed this one when it was released in theaters, or in the aftermarket, but SHAME ON ME! This riveting action drama involves Chan's attempt to uncover the splinter IRA operatives that killed his daughter and seek his revenge. The film is Jackie Chan's answer to Liam Neeson's Taken and Sylvester Stallone's Rambo. Jackie Chan, after more than 150 films, really hits his acting stride in this one. He is emotionally engaged and a powerful screen presence; holding his own against Brosnan, a highly skilled actor. This movie, based on the Stephen Leather book, The Chinaman, was directed by Martin Campbell, who directed 2006's James Bond reboot, Casino Royale. While this is not a martial arts movie, it is an action film. Jackie Chan does get the opportunity to showcase his adept stunt and fighting skills in the numerous fighting and chase scenes. As always his fight scenes are interesting and well-choreographed. I highly recommend The Foreigner. It is worth the investment of your time.

  • Jan 27, 2021

    An old Jackie Chan showing he still has his stuff

    An old Jackie Chan showing he still has his stuff

  • Jan 15, 2021

    The Foreigner is a tightly filmed, well-acted thriller that benefits from a pacing and tone that sometimes borders on surrealism. Jackie Chan is mostly known for Action-Comedies, as all of his North American theatrical releases (both Hollywood-made and HK Imported) have been this, but he is no stranger to some very serious roles, from 1993's Crime Story to 2013's Police Story: Lockdown - This marks what most audiences will think of as Chan's 'first' purely dramatic role, and luckily he does pretty well with it overall, as well as proving that age hasn't really slowed him down in regards to action. In this movie, Chan is often times off-screen, almost acting like the Boogeyman of the story, as everyone else is in fear of what he will do if they don't give him what he wants. Pierce Brosnan's performance is arguably a bit more nuanced as he's a man who doesn't have what Chan's character wants (and believes he has), but is also hiding secrets of his own that are forced to come out during Chan's reign of terror. It's based on a 1992 novel called 'The Chinaman' (the title clearly changed because that's not something you can name a movie nowadays) and plays out as a Revenge Thriller with moments of Tragedy and borderline Slasher-Horror. Think 'Taken', but one where the main character is acting purely on revenge, rather than seeking to save a loved one, which makes Chan's character arguably even more ruthless than Liam Neeson's character in that franchise. If you like revenge thrillers that play slightly differently to the norm, I would recommend this, as it is a solidly crafted one, which would give you a new appreciation for both Chan and Brosnan if you're only familiar with their more iconic rolls.

    The Foreigner is a tightly filmed, well-acted thriller that benefits from a pacing and tone that sometimes borders on surrealism. Jackie Chan is mostly known for Action-Comedies, as all of his North American theatrical releases (both Hollywood-made and HK Imported) have been this, but he is no stranger to some very serious roles, from 1993's Crime Story to 2013's Police Story: Lockdown - This marks what most audiences will think of as Chan's 'first' purely dramatic role, and luckily he does pretty well with it overall, as well as proving that age hasn't really slowed him down in regards to action. In this movie, Chan is often times off-screen, almost acting like the Boogeyman of the story, as everyone else is in fear of what he will do if they don't give him what he wants. Pierce Brosnan's performance is arguably a bit more nuanced as he's a man who doesn't have what Chan's character wants (and believes he has), but is also hiding secrets of his own that are forced to come out during Chan's reign of terror. It's based on a 1992 novel called 'The Chinaman' (the title clearly changed because that's not something you can name a movie nowadays) and plays out as a Revenge Thriller with moments of Tragedy and borderline Slasher-Horror. Think 'Taken', but one where the main character is acting purely on revenge, rather than seeking to save a loved one, which makes Chan's character arguably even more ruthless than Liam Neeson's character in that franchise. If you like revenge thrillers that play slightly differently to the norm, I would recommend this, as it is a solidly crafted one, which would give you a new appreciation for both Chan and Brosnan if you're only familiar with their more iconic rolls.

  • Jan 09, 2021

    A interesting direction This action is good and entertaining enough for any fan of Jackie Chan, Pierce Brosnan or Political Thrillers

    A interesting direction This action is good and entertaining enough for any fan of Jackie Chan, Pierce Brosnan or Political Thrillers

  • Jan 06, 2021

    The first half is brilliant and gripping, and while the second half has its flaws and loopholes and predictable cliches, it still has enough entertaining moments to redeem it.

    The first half is brilliant and gripping, and while the second half has its flaws and loopholes and predictable cliches, it still has enough entertaining moments to redeem it.

  • Jan 04, 2021

    Not entirely flawless but bits and pieces of excitement and good acting keep the package entertaining throughout.

    Not entirely flawless but bits and pieces of excitement and good acting keep the package entertaining throughout.