The Foreigner is not the Jackie Chan film you might be expecting. There are a couple fight sequences but at its hear, this film is a political thriller. are expecting. But Jackie Chan gives a great dramatic performance. There is a moment in the first 10 minutes of the film that almost has me in tears. And while this was advertised as a Jackie Chan film, Pierce Brosnan has most of the screen-time in the film. Brosnan gives an outstanding performance that may be one of his best ever.
The biggest issue audiences will have with this film is how much dialogue heavy the scenes are. While the dialogue is good and well-executed it's probably not what they were expecting. Also at times, the revenge plot didn't always mesh with political thriller plot so the film sometimes felt disjointed.
Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan give stellar performances showing once again that they've still got it. Although at times the film is a little confusing, Campell once again shows that he can revitalize actors, franchises, and genres like he did with Pierce Brosnan in Goldeye or James Bond in Casino Royale. I'd definitely recommend The Foreigner.