The Foreigner

The Foreigner

Watchability Factor – Must Watch
The Foreigner is the best action movie since John Wick. A smart script that packs emotion without sacrificing pacing is what makes this the kick ass movie of 2017. Instead of the cartoonish, CGI style fighting that has ruined most action movies, The Foreigner delivers down and dirty, hand-to-hand fighting scenes that are exciting AND make you feel the characters can actually get hurt.

Jackie Chan is perfect as Quan, the grieving father relentlessly pursuing the men who killed his daughter in a terrorist attack. He’s empty and devastated with nothing to lose yet always in control. Pierce Brosnan as Liam Hennessy the ex-IRA fighter turned politician is his adversary, the ying to Quan’s yang, who has everything to lose. That sense that the stakes are high for these two men and everyone around them—that they are all human is what keeps you invested from the opening to the very last frame.

The Foreigner works on every level. The directing is decisive and assured, the editing is seamless, the cinematography is both lush and gritty, and the acting is top notch. There isn’t one misstep in The Foreigner. The only mistake would be for you not to see it.

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