The Marksman

critic Reviews

, 36% Rotten Tomatometer Score
  • The Marksman benefits from having Liam Neeson in the lead, but this formulaic action thriller should have aimed higher.
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    Scott MarksSan Diego Reader
    Eastwood's former 1st AD-turned-director Robert Lorenz leads with an uncluttered visual style, a respect for his characters framed in juxtaposition with the land that would make his former boss proud.
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    Richard RoeperChicago Sun-Times
    While that stuff might be new to this guy, we've seen it all before.
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    Sara Michelle FettersMovieFreak.com
    This is a ponderous slog of a tale that rarely achieves anything close to a lasting impact.
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    Bilge EbiriNew York Magazine/Vulture
    As a bare-minimum action flick, The Marksman is mostly serviceable.
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    Amy NicholsonFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    A Clint Eastwood reject.
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    K. Austin CollinsRolling Stone
    Not a great movie, but courtesy of director Robert Lorenz, a lean, plausibly entertaining one with all the fixin's and none of the extra flab of deep, incisive meaning.
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    Shawn EdwardsFox 4 Kansas City
    Yes, Liam Neeson phones it in once again, but at least it's a decent conversation.
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    Matt BrunsonFilm Frenzy
    Just as reliably as the swallows migrate annually to Capistrano, audiences can expect Liam Neeson to regularly show up in a movie that finds him beating the living hell out of various villains.
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    John SerbaDecider
    Neeson has used his charismatic presence to single-handedly rescue some boilerplate action movies from the scrap heap, but The Marksman is not one of them.
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    Tim BraytonAlternate Ending
    Shifts into clumsily-done "Liam Neeson growls and murders" action scenes that nobody involved seems to have quite known how to make, or perhaps they just didn't care.
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