The Marksman

critic Reviews

, 34% 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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    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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    Christy LemireRogerEbert.com
    There's not much to the character Neeson plays, or anyone else in the film, for that matter.
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    Marc SavlovAustin Chronicle
    Sometimes it's best to just keep things simple and comfortingly familiar, cliched though they may be.
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    Adam GrahamDetroit News
    Jim's a pretty good shot - it's right there in the movie's title - so you know there's going to be gunfire. But in this humorless, standard issue action vehicle, Neeson's aim is off.
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    Dan JacksonThrillist
    The latest in a string of recent action movies that frame the Mexico-United States border as a fraught psychic terrain for America's aging white male warrior class.
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    Matt FowlerIGN Movies
    The Marksman is perfectly watchable old man reckoning cinema, held together by good performances by Liam Neeson and young Jacob Perez, but it's ultimately not much more than an assembly line of non-surprises.
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    Pete HammondDeadline Hollywood Daily
    Liam Neeson is reliably fine in this standard but watchable action flick.
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    Dennis SchwartzDennis Schwartz Movie Reviews
    A routine action pic that I can take or leave.
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