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The Marksman (2021)

PG-13 | | Action, Thriller | 15 January 2021 (USA)
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A rancher on the Arizona border becomes the unlikely defender of a young Mexican boy desperately fleeing the cartel assassins who've pursued him into the U.S.

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Robert Lorenz
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jacob Perez Jacob Perez ... Miguel
Harry Maldonado Harry Maldonado ... Teenager
Teresa Ruiz ... Rosa
Alfredo Quiroz ... Carlos
Sean A. Rosales ... Hernando (as Sean Rosales)
Jose Vasquez ... Isidro
Juan Pablo Raba ... Mauricio
Antonio Leyba ... Rigo
Liam Neeson ... Jim
Clark Sanchez Clark Sanchez ... Migrant
Alex Knight ... Bank Man
Dylan Kenin ... Randall
Luce Rains ... Everett
Katheryn Winnick ... Sarah
Ann Barrett Richards ... Bartender Clara
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A rancher on the Arizona border becomes the unlikely defender of a young Mexican boy desperately fleeing the cartel assassins who've pursued him into the U.S.

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boy | gun | shooting | ammunition | pistol | See All (28) »

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Justice comes down to him. See more »

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Action | Thriller

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Rated PG-13 for violence, some bloody images and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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The final scene of the movie was shot in the Gordon Square neighborhood of Cleveland, OH ( at W. 65th & Detroit). A cart advertising W. 65th Hot Dogs can be seen when Hanson takes Miguel to his aunt's house and the Capitol Theater and Hausfrau Records are visible in the bus window behind Hanson. See more »

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While the characters are driving along Intersate 40 (formerly called Route 66) it is verbally identified as "Highway 40." Interstates are typically referred to as "interstate" or as "I," such as "Interstate 40" or "I-40." Federal highways, such as "U.S. 60" which goes through Panhandle, Oklahoma, would generally be referred as "Highway 60." This also applies to state highways. See more »

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Amateur production...
20 January 2021 | by TopDawgCriticSee all my reviews

...and that's not necessarily a bad thing. But what disappoints me here is that there were three amateur writers, with this film as their first ever writing credit (Chris Charles, Danny Kravitz and Robert Lorenz - who also directed), and I wish they'd consulted a seasoned writer - and making a point to tell that writer that Liam Neeson was the lead.

For their first writing credit, it wasn't that bad, but the 108 min runtime wasn't used effectively. It either needed to be trimmed down to about 80 mins - for the current story and pacing, or (and I would've preferred this) fill those minutes with more action and suspense. And that's not even considering Neeson was cast, and we all know we crave his action. So not getting that action, was a huge let down. Even the title of this film, only fills 5 minutes of the 108, and that's pretty sad - and a waste. There were a few plot and technical issues, as well as some content that should've been omitted i.e. bank issues, especially how that bonfire was fueled (without giving away any spoilers), which in my opinion was dumb.

This was also Lorenz's 2nd directing credit, and considering that, his work was impressive. The scenes were fluid, camera work on point, and it seemed the cast had great direction from him. The cinematography and score were also decent. It's a recommended watch - because of Neeson, but I wouldn't see it again, and probably forget about it down the road. It's a 7/10 from me.


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15 January 2021 (USA) See more »

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Wellington, Ohio, USA See more »

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Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,104,204, 17 January 2021

Gross USA:

$12,431,913

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,368,598
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2.39 : 1
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