The Marksman

critic Reviews

, 37% 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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    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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    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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    Vincent ManciniUproxx
    It does do a decent job of being reasonably enjoyable without being actively evil, if that's what you're after.
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    Chris KnightNational Post
    How much you enjoy The Marksman will depend on how much you like to see Neeson taking the law into his own gnarled hands. There's tension in the story, to be sure, but not a lot of depth of character.
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    Evan SaathoffSlashfilm
    Even if you're tired of this fare, you could do a lot worse than get stuck watching The Marksman.
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    Thom ErnstOriginal Cin
    Director Lorenz's actioner is passable but both the film and star Liam Neeson show signs of genre fatigue.
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