October 28, 2021

The Foreigner is based on the novel titled The Chinaman and written by Stephen Leather.

However, it was put into motion pictures by Martin Campbell who directed the movie and David Marconi who adapted the script.

It is a 2017 action thriller that was just released in the United States on the 13th of October 2017 and a little earlier in China on 30th September 2017.

The movie starred the comic martial art legend Jackie Chan among others that included Pierce Brosnan, Michael McElhatton, and Charlie Murphy etc. and has a running time of 114 minutes. While the producers budgeted $35 million for it, it was able to scoop $131 million globally from its box office screening.

Directed by Martin Campbell

Produced by include Jackie Chan, Wayne Marc Godfrey, D. Scott Lumpkin, Jamie Marshall, Arthur M. Sarkissian

Music by Cliff Martinez

Screenplay by David Marconi

Cinematography by David Tattersall

Edited by Angela M. Catanzaro

Production Company: The Fyzz Facility, Sparkle Roll Media, Huayi Brothers Pictures, Wanda Pictures

Distributed by STX films

The Cast

Jackie Chan as Ngoc Minh Quan, Pierce Brosnan as Liam Hennessy, Michael McElhatton as Jim Kavanagh, Liu Tao as Keyi Lam, Charlie Murphy as Maggie/Sara McKay, Orla Brady as Mary Hennessy, Katie Leung as Fan, Ray Fearon as Commander Richard Bromley, Rory Fleck-Byrne as Sean Morrison, Lia Williams as Katherine Davies, Manolo Cardona as Pedro Lopez, Simon Kunz as Mathew Rice, Pippa Bennett-Warner as Marissa Levitt, Roberta Taylor as Mrs. Taylor, Dermot Crowley as Hugh McGrath, Rufus Jones as Ian Wood, Niall McNamee as Patrick O’Reilly.

The Plot

The movie revolved around Ngoc Mihn Quan (Jackie Chan) fought in the Vietnam War but now as a veteran living in London, he decided to run a Chinese restaurant and enjoy his retirement in peace but all that changed the moment his lovely daughter was killed in a bomb incident that took place at a department store while a terrorist group that goes by the name “Authentic IRA” claimed responsibility.

Ngoc Mihn Quan was distraught and when it seemed to be taking long for justice to be done in getting the perpetrators, he decided to go on a vendetta mission himself. What he did not know was that the bombing was actually a smokescreen by some politicians to achieve certain selfish interests. However, Ngoc Mihn Quan was not deterred by the ensuing confusion and frustration in getting to the root of the problem and apprehending the masterminds.

The movie was reviewed on Rotten Tomatoes where it posted a modest approval rating of 60% from 80 reviews.

The fact that its poster boy, Jackie Chan always posts stellar performances in his movies is something that could make it worthwhile to give the film a shot, that’s while also hoping that age has not caught up with him in his daring stunts.

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