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The Marksman (2021)



Critic Consensus: The Marksman benefits from having Liam Neeson in the lead, but this formulaic action thriller should have aimed higher.

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Hardened Arizona rancher Jim Hanson (Liam Neeson) simply wants to be left alone as he fends off eviction notices and tries to make a living on an isolated stretch of borderland. But everything changes when Hanson, an ex-Marine sharpshooter, witnesses 11-year-old migrant Miguel (Jacob Perez) fleeing with his mother Rosa (Teresa Ruiz) from drug cartel assassins led by the ruthless Mauricio (Juan Pablo Raba). After being caught in a shoot-out, a dying Rosa begs Jim to take her son to safety to her family in Chicago. Defying his cop daughter Sarah (Katheryn Winnick), Jim sneaks Miguel out of the local U.S. Customs and Border Patrol station and together, they hit the road with the group of killers in pursuit. Jim and Miguel slowly begin to overcome their differences and begin to forge an unlikely friendship, while Mauricio and his fellow assassins blaze a cold-blooded trail, hot on their heels. When they finally meet on a Midwestern farm, a fight to the death ensues as Jim uses his military skills and code of honor to defend the boy he's come to love.

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Teresa Ruiz
as Rosa, Sarah
Grayson Berry
as Customs Officer
Luce Rains
as Everett Crawford
Dylan Kenin
as Randall
Dominic Cancelliere
as Esodie Geiger
Esodie Geiger
as K9 Officer
Alex Knight
as Carl Neeham
Vic Browder
as Highway Patrol Officer
Gonzalo Robles
as Latino Thug
Cheo Tapia
as Border driver
Jeremy Evitts
as Tattooed man
Christian Hicks
as Agent Denny
Charles David Richards
as Gun Store Owner
Sean Rosales
as Hernando
Elias Gallegos
as Agent Diaz
Scott Shirai
as Asian store keeper
Jeffrey Cain
as Pedestrian
Melissa Santiago
as Church Bake Sale Lady
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Critic Reviews for The Marksman

All Critics (104) | Top Critics (21)

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.

May 6, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

While that stuff might be new to this guy, we've seen it all before.

January 22, 2021 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

This is a ponderous slog of a tale that rarely achieves anything close to a lasting impact.

January 22, 2021 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

As a bare-minimum action flick, The Marksman is mostly serviceable.

January 16, 2021 | Full Review…

A Clint Eastwood reject.

January 15, 2021 | Full Review…

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.

January 15, 2021 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

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