THE FOREIGNER

1 Stars
Year Released: 2002
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 100 minutes
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Despite his inopportune reception at the box office in recent years, seems Steven Seagal still has a few fans. After they see his latest dire effort though – they’ll be shredding their Seagal posters with merriment.
A calamitous little piece without an insinuation of plot, “The Foreigner” is essentially one of the worst things Seagal has done in ages. Disappointing considering his last films – Exit Wounds and Half Past Dead – hinted he might be on his way back. The only place this one will be going is straight to the bottom of the Blockbuster shelf.

After 10 minutes of “The Foreigner,” you’ll be begging for something else…anything else…as the on foot bludgeon smashes, bashes and lines up targets on a comprehensive sightsee of the world of villainy.

It’s brief plot has something to do with a freelance agent assigned to deliver a mysterious package from France to America, only to find a slew of bad guys on his tail trying to stop the package from making it.

Seems Seagal’s career has hit rock bottom again with “The Foreigner,” despite his previous two films getting a rare theatrical run. But it’s not surprising why: This one’s got nothing of interest at all. The big-budget action sequences and humorous quips of the actor’s previous films are nowhere to be found here. Instead, we’ve nothing more than a shoot-em up.

Finally, a note to fans, if this film is any indication as to what we can expect from Steven Seagal from here on in, I’d quickly pick out another fave action star.



Posted on January 9, 2002 in Reviews by
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