Excerpt: The Foreigner delivers two men in similar positions (reformed “soldiers”) whose motivations couldn’t be further from the other. While Quan has nothing to lose, Hennessy has everything. One’s perpetually on offense, the other defense, and both are beholden to a tale just smart enough to be worth our time.
Excerpt: Fans of Chan will embrace the virulent change of pace in seeing their high-energy hero take a break from his usual campy-minded confines (but not his animated, trademark choreographed martial-artistry) even though this potboiler wipes very little dust off of the run-of-the-mill cloak-and-dagger dramatics and rapid-fire bolt-action template that’s been used since time immemorial.
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