The Marksman Reviews

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January 15, 2021
If Neeson is determined to continue his pursuit of being the most unlikely action star of our time, he really needs to start finding better material.
January 15, 2021
Neeson puts in another fine performance as an average guy thrust into a situation he wasn't looking for. There's plenty of action and heart as the film tackles family, honor, and immigration.
January 15, 2021
There's not much to the character Neeson plays, or anyone else in the film, for that matter.
January 15, 2021
But then, we know how it's all going to end. Try as Maurico might, he's no match for American ... pride? Resolve? Plot contrivances? Even so, there's ultimately precious little marksman-ing on display.
January 15, 2021
A low-key chase film built on the personal salvation of a child in trouble, it plays with stereotypes in a way that's less 'messing around with archetypes' and more 'lazily indulging in cliché as a shorthand for actual character work.'
January 15, 2021
You know how things will play out, which might be okay for viewers wanting exactly that. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, etc. - also Available)
January 15, 2021
The Marksman doesn't hit a bullseye but at least gets on the scoreboard.
January 15, 2021
Sometimes it's best to just keep things simple and comfortingly familiar, cliched though they may be.
January 15, 2021
I'm glad the guy likes to work, but looking at just these films distributed by Open Road, Neeson has gone from The Grey to this, and it's not good.
January 14, 2021
The attempted thrills of the chase overcome the better story within The Marksman.
January 14, 2021
...it's mostly a lackluster affair, sporting cardboard characters and gag-worthy clichés
January 14, 2021
Neeson's ability to carry a grumbling, sad weight on his shoulders isn't entirely lost here, but the actor's output in the last decade or so has always fared better when it's paired with a wink and a nod, a la any of his Collet-Serra outings.
January 14, 2021
It's the kind of B-movie fodder which will likely be fondly remembered by the same aficionados who enjoy Charles Bronson's 1980s output.
January 14, 2021
A film that packs a pretty emotional punch and signals the arrival of King not just as an outstanding actress, but an outstanding filmmaker as well.
January 14, 2021
Jim's a pretty good shot - it's right there in the movie's title - so you know there's going to be gunfire. But in this humorless, standard issue action vehicle, Neeson's aim is off.
January 14, 2021
Sadly, 'The Marksman' misses the bull's-eye.
January 14, 2021
Predictable to a fault, the movie coasts pleasurably on Neeson's seasoned, sad-sweet charisma...
January 14, 2021
The Marksman's conventional genre indulgences are elevated by its middle-brow aspirations; some gorgeous Arizona scenery and a Neeson protagonist more keen to embrace - rather than disguise - the actor's longevity.
January 13, 2021
There are no surprises between the gunplay. The Marksman is easily forgettable, but offers a welcome respite from the country's political turmoil.
January 13, 2021
Too similar to far better escort mission films with Lorenz under the impression that audiences want to take a road trip instead of watching Neeson go out guns blazing.
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