The Foreigner

2017-12-14 18:29

What it's about:

Humble London businessman Quan’s (Jackie Chan) long-buried past erupts in a revenge-fueled vendetta when the only person left for him to love, his teenage daughter, is taken from him in a senseless act of politically-motivated terrorism. In his relentless search for the identity of the terrorists, Quan is forced into a cat-and-mouse conflict with a British government official whose own past may hold clues to the identities of the elusive terrorists.

What the critics thought:

The Foreigner is a good, lean cut of meat-in other words, a typical Martin Campbell movie, expeditious and cold-blooded in its cross-cut, cloak-and-dagger plotting and violence. - Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, AV Club

I'm not sure anyone has plans to turn this into a franchise, but I certainly want to see more from this Chan-aissance. - Christian Holub, Entertainment Weekly

Chan ... remains a likeable everyman hero type that the audience roots as he navigates his world through a labyrinth of violence and betrayal. - Bruce Demara, Toronto Star

Full of thrilling action and hand to hand combat but offers up a more emotionally tuned Jackie Chan than we are accustomed to seeing. - Ashley Menzel, We Live Entertainment

It's well-made, nicely paced and accomplishes what we expect from this sort of film. - James Berardinelli, ReelViews

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