THE FOREIGNER (Theatrical Release USA 2017)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.5|5.0 Starsìììì

The Foreigner—newer Jackie Chan release—refigures the Jackie Chan we love. Chan relies less on the heavy over-the-top martial arts and stunts that he used to build his initial career, moves to a more laid back Bruce Willis style of fighting, and focuses on that cheeky grin and likable personality that sold him to the international audience at the first of his career. Those two moves made this film one of the best he has produced in recent years and successfully established a good second wind for the second half of his acting career. The action completely works and creates a WOW! action flick that audiences do NOT want to miss. It has a well written storyline, great acting, and quickly defines character depth and relatability.

Storyline

Jackie Chan looks for his daughter’s murderer and finds himself embroiled in a government’s high-powered political game.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Martin Campbell for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Oren Aviv, Philip Button, Fenglei Chen, Cary Cheng, Adam Fogelson, Defu Jiang, Penny Jiang, Zhao Lei, Dave Li, Karl Li, Xinxuan Liu, David Marconi, Heman Peng, Robert Simonds, Sunny Sun, Joe Tam, Donald Tang, Zhongjun Wang, Zhonglei Wang, and April Ye for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Fan (Katie Leung), Quan Ngoc Minh (Jackie Chan), Ian Wood (Rufus Jones), Simpson (Mark Tandy), Denis Fisher (John Cronin), McCormick (Caolan Byrne), Channel A News Anchor (Donna Bernard), Pat Nugent (Aaronn Monaghan), Patrick O’Reilly (Niall McNamee), Liam Hennessy (Pierce Brosnan), Maggie/Sara McKay (Charlie Murphy), Mary Hennessy (Orla Brady), Katherine Davies (Lia Williams), Jim Kavanaugh (Michael McElhatton).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. This Jackie Chan movie is one action film that fans will not want to miss.

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