The Foreigner: Jackie Chan Vs. Pierce Brosnan Is a Match Made In Heaven, but It Bites Off More Than It Can Chew.
I was ecstatic when I learned that Jackie Chan was finally returning to Hollywood for the first time since the surprisingly enjoyable and emotional 2010 Karate Kid remake. After several films that never made their way outside of China, a new, wide release, R rated, Jackie Chan action film sounded incredibly promising. The trailers sold the film as the story of Jackie Chan desperately trying to get revenge on the IRA terrorists that were responsible for the death of his daughter and focusing his efforts on Irish deputy minister and former leader of the Provisional IRA, Liam Hennessy, played by Pierce Brosnan, who Chan believes is hiding information from the public. However, the film is much more complicated than just a simple revenge story, which ends up being a blessing and curse for The Foreigner.