The For­eigner

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - Showbiz -

(★★✩✩✩)

IT’S Jackie Chan vs Pierce Bros­nan in this movie which cen­tres around ter­ror­ism. Set in Eng­land and Ire­land, the film has Chan in an un­con­ven­tional role – more es­pi­onage, less kung-fu. Mean­while, Bros­nan does have a scene that re­calls his pre­vi­ous role as James Bond.

But there are in­con­sis­ten­cies in the film that might irk the au­di­ence, like why is Chan’s char­ac­ter said to be from China when his name is Ngoc Minh Quan, which is ob­vi­ously Viet­namese. Also, why is he re­ferred to as a for­eigner when he seems to know the streets of Lon­don and Ire­land like the back of his hand? Hmmm ....

– Ming Teoh

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