7.0/10
82,429
339 user 163 critic

The Foreigner (2017)

Trailer
1:44 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $12.99 on Prime Video

ON TV
ON DISC
ALL
A humble businessman with a buried past seeks justice when his daughter is killed in an act of terrorism. A cat-and-mouse conflict ensues with a government official, whose past may hold clues to the killers' identities.

Director:

Martin Campbell

Writers:

David Marconi (screenplay by), Stephen Leather (based on the novel "The Chinaman" by)
Reviews
Popularity
761 ( 867)
1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Action | Comedy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The world's top bodyguard gets a new client, a hitman who must testify at the International Criminal Court. They must put their differences aside and work together to make it to the trial on time.

Director: Patrick Hughes
Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman
Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A Special Forces Agent is assigned to protect a scientist and his creation from a sinister gang.

Director: Leo Zhang
Stars: Jackie Chan, Show Lo, Na-Na OuYang
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A gritty crime saga which follows the lives of an elite unit of the LA County Sheriff's Dept. and the state's most successful bank robbery crew as the outlaws plan a seemingly impossible heist on the Federal Reserve Bank.

Director: Christian Gudegast
Stars: Gerard Butler, Pablo Schreiber, O'Shea Jackson Jr.
Who Am I? (1998)
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A Secret Agent loses his memory after falling from a crashing helicopter. He is then chased by several other agency operatives, but he has no idea why.

Directors: Benny Chan, Jackie Chan
Stars: Jackie Chan, Michelle Ferre, Mirai Yamamoto
Rush Hour (1998)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A loyal and dedicated Hong Kong Inspector teams up with a reckless and loudmouthed L.A.P.D. detective to rescue the Chinese Consul's kidnapped daughter, while trying to arrest a dangerous crime lord along the way.

Director: Brett Ratner
Stars: Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker, Ken Leung
Rush Hour 2 (2001)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Carter and Lee head to Hong Kong for a vacation, but become embroiled in a counterfeit money scam.

Director: Brett Ratner
Stars: Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker, John Lone
Rush Hour 3 (2007)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

After an attempted assassination on Ambassador Han, Lee and Carter head to Paris to protect a French woman with knowledge of the Triads' secret leaders.

Director: Brett Ratner
Stars: Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker, Max von Sydow
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Robert McCall serves an unflinching justice for the exploited and oppressed, but how far will he go when that is someone he loves?

Director: Antoine Fuqua
Stars: Denzel Washington, Pedro Pascal, Ashton Sanders
American Made (2017)
Action | Biography | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The story of Barry Seal, an American pilot who became a drug-runner for the CIA in the 1980s in a clandestine operation that would be exposed as the Iran-Contra Affair.

Director: Doug Liman
Stars: Tom Cruise, Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright
The Commuter I (2018)
Action | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

An Insurance Salesman/Ex-Cop is caught up in a criminal conspiracy during his daily commute home.

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra
Stars: Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson
Shanghai Noon (2000)
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A Chinese man travels to the Wild West to rescue a kidnapped Princess. After teaming up with a train robber, the unlikely duo takes on a Chinese traitor and his corrupt boss.

Director: Tom Dey
Stars: Jackie Chan, Owen Wilson, Lucy Liu
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Jackie is hired to help the UN find Nazi gold hidden in Sahara. He's accompanied from Spain by 2 (later 3) cute women. As there are others wanting the gold, lots of kung fu fighting and comedy follows.

Director: Jackie Chan
Stars: Jackie Chan, Carol 'Do Do' Cheng, Eva Cobo
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Katie Leung ... Fan
Jackie Chan ... Quan Ngoc Minh
Rufus Jones ... Ian Wood
Mark Tandy ... Simpson
John Cronin John Cronin ... Denis Fisher
Caolan Byrne ... McCormick (as Caolán Byrne)
Donna Bernard Donna Bernard ... Channel A News Anchor
Aaron Monaghan Aaron Monaghan ... Pat Nugent
Niall McNamee Niall McNamee ... Patrick O'Reilly
Pierce Brosnan ... Liam Hennessy
Charlie Murphy ... Maggie / Sara McKay
Orla Brady ... Mary Hennessy
Lia Williams ... Katherine Davies
Michael McElhatton ... Jim Kavanagh
David Pearse ... Billy McMahon
Edit

Storyline

The story of humble London businessman Quan (Chan), whose long-buried past erupts in a revenge-fueled vendetta when the only person left for him to love - his teenage daughter - is taken from him in a senseless act of politically-motivated terrorism. In his relentless search for the identity of the terrorists, Quan is forced into a cat- and-mouse conflict with a Irish government official (Brosnan), whose own past may hold clues to the identities of the elusive killers. Written by STXfilms

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Sometimes revenge is the only justice. See more »

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and some sexual material | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

UK | China | USA

Language:

English | Mandarin

Release Date:

13 October 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Foreigner See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,113,024, 15 October 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$34,393,507, 21 December 2017
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Martin Campbell's first movie shot digitally. See more »

Goofs

Incorrectly regarded as a goof: Some viewers might notice that the number plates on the cars do not seem to conform to the format generally used in the UK, especially in the use of the letter "Z". Northern Ireland has a separate system of allocation of registration numbers, and it contains the letters "Z" or "I". See more »

Quotes

Liam Hennessy: [Shots McGrath in the knee] "That's me being nice!"
See more »

Crazy Credits

The title is shown as a series of Asian-language characters before it changes into its English title. See more »

Alternate Versions

Chinese version of film has an extended fight scene and there are a few extra shots in the other fight scenes. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Foreigner: Interviews (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Airfix Model
Written by Terry Wrist
Courtesy of Extreme Music
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Complex and dark vengeance movie with great role by Jackie Chan while seeking justice and retribution
31 March 2019 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

Better than expected vendetta movie with an unusual role for Jackie Chan as a humble restaurant owner with a buried past, who eventually becomes a merciless avenger . It deals with a businessman, Jackie Chan, runs a restaurant, when Quan carries to his daughter Fan : Katie Long, to a dressing store she is suddenly killed at an act of terrorism. The bombing is claimed by a terrorist organization called "Authentic IRA". Quan erupts in vendetta-fueled action and focusing on the Northern Ireland deputy Prime Minister, Henessy: Pierce Brosnan, married to Mary and with a lover, Charlie Murphy. Henessy holds a dark past and knows about identity of previous Ira terrorists, at the same time condemning the massacre perpretors . As Quan heads for Belfast to meet Henessy who allegedly has clues to the identities of the elusive murderers. While , Quan sets off a homemade bomb in his office. As he carries out threats unless he gets the bombers' names, though the government official Henessy claims to have not knowledge of the bombings . Quan blows away enemies who have killed those who were dear to him.

At the beginning the plot is plain and simple, a relentless revenge, but along the way the script becomes more and more complex and twisted, including a dangerous cat and mouse game among the main protagonists. As the tale contains noisy action, intrigue, violent fights, thrills, chills, suspense and a lot of twists and turns. Here our protagonist Quan acts Charles Bronson/Death Wish-alike, as he exacts as a vigilante, taking law on his own hands when his daughter is victimized , doing Judge, Jury and executioner. Very good acting all around. Jackie Chan gives the best performance of his long career as a good elderly father who seeks revenge when his only person who holds his existence is murdered in a clothing store bombing. Pierce Brosnan is fine, he plays the suspect State Official, Gerry Adams-alike whose past may hold fundamental tracks in the case. His jealous spouse is well played by Orla Brady, his intriguing lover performed by Charlie Murphy and his assistant Kavanaugh acted by Michael McElhatton of Game of thrones.

It contains an atmospheric and adequate cinematography by David Tattersall, showing efficiently London metropolis where sets the action. Thrilling and suspenseful musical score by Cliff Martinez. The motion picture was well directed by Martin Campbell. He is a good craftsman and expert on thrillers and action movies such as : No escape, Criminal law, Lovecraft, The mask of Zorro, The legend of Zorro, Three for all, GoldenEye, Casino Royale, Vertical limit, Reckless, Last resort, Edge of darkness, Green Lantern, among others. Rating 7/1o. Well worth seeing. Better than average. Essential and indispensable watching for Jackie Chan fans.


6 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 339 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed