Although probably a little too long, the film succeeds in being both emotionally forceful and dramatically satisfying.

Run Time: 1:59
U.S. Release Date: 2017-10-20
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: Thriller
Director: Tomas Alfredson
Cast: Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, Charlotte Gainsbourg, ...

One of the most shockingly awful wastes of talent imaginable.

Run Time: 1:47
U.S. Release Date: 2017-10-13
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Drama
Director: Simon Curtis
Cast: Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie, Kelly MacDonald, ...

Although hewing close to the established facts, the movie amps up the sentimental content for maximum effect.

Latest VideoViews

Although sporadically amusing, it feels like a 20-minute short that was expanded to feature length to its considerable detriment.

Run Time: 1:57
U.S. Release Date: 2017-10-13
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Adult Themes)
Genre: Drama
Director: Andy Serkis
Cast: Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy, Tom Hollander, Hugh Bonneville, Dean-Charles Chapman, Ed Speleers, Diana Rigg

Has moments of emotional resonance but the overall experience feels flat and familiar.

Run Time: 2:09
U.S. Release Date: 2017-10-20
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Adult Themes)
Genre: Animated
Director: Naoko Yamada
Cast: Miyu Irino, Saori Hayami, Aoi Yuki, Kensho Ono, Yuki Kaneko, Yui Ishikawa

Its challenging content and well-crafted visuals more than counterbalance any narrative unevenness.

By limiting the film’s time frame, we get a distinct snapshot of the main character and the setting that resulted in his becoming historically important.

Rewards lazy, inattentive viewing...another example of why chilling, thoughtful horror is an endangered species.

The most compelling reason to see "The Foreigner" is Chan, whose step into new territory reveals things we haven’t previously seen from him.

Functions more as a diversion than a fully satisfying motion picture, although, for something streaming on Netflix, a “diversion” is usually good enough.