An evocative movie with a vaguely disappointing narrative that doesn’t justify the patience viewers must exhibit.
Although probably a little too long, the film succeeds in being both emotionally forceful and dramatically satisfying.
One of the most shockingly awful wastes of talent imaginable.
Although hewing close to the established facts, the movie amps up the sentimental content for maximum effect.
Although sporadically amusing, it feels like a 20-minute short that was expanded to feature length to its considerable detriment.
Has moments of emotional resonance but the overall experience feels flat and familiar.
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.