The Foreigner (2017)

Reviewed by Cassidy Hammel (Library Staff)

Personally, I’ve never seen Jackie Chan perform in anything that wasn’t comedic but he more than demonstrates his acting chops extend to drama in the film The Foreigner. Chan plays a businessman named Quan Ngoc Minh, a man not unaccustomed to familial disaster who suffers the immense loss of his daughter, the last member of his family. What follows is a stunning portrayal of grief which is sublimated into a relentless search for the terrorist who killed his child. Initially Quan is dismissed but when he draws on skills from his previous life, he earns a name people come to fear: The Chinaman.

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