The Foreigner is a 2017 action thriller film directed by Martin Campbell and written by David Marconi, based on the 1992 novel The Chinaman by Stephen Leather. The British-Chinese co-production stars Jackie Chan, Pierce Brosnan, Michael McElhatton, Liu Tao, Charlie Murphy, Orla Brady and Katie Leung.
Quan (Jackie Chan) is a humble London businessman whose long-buried past erupts in a revenge-fueled vendetta when the only person left for him to love, his teenage daughter dies in a senseless act of politically motivated terrorism. His relentless search to find the terrorists leads to a cat-and-mouse conflict with a British government official (Pierce Brosnan) whose own past may hold the clues to the identities of the elusive killers.
- Jackie Chan as Ngoc Minh Quan
- Pierce Brosnan as Liam Hennessy
- Michael McElhatton as Jim Kavanagh
- Liu Tao as Keyi Lam
- Charlie Murphy as Maggie/Sara McKay
- Orla Brady as Mary Hennessy
- Katie Leung as Fan
- Ray Fearon as Commander Richard Bromley
- Dermot Crowley as Hugh McGrath
- Rory Fleck-Byrne as Sean Morrison
- Lia Williams as Katherine Davies
- Simon Kunz as Matthew Rice
- Roberta Taylor as Mrs. Taylor
- Rufus Jones as Ian Wood
- Niall McNamee as Patrick O'Reilly
On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 65% based on 106 reviews, with an average rating of 6/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "The Foreigner adheres strictly to action thriller formula, but benefits from committed—and out of character—performances from its talented veteran stars." On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 55 out of 100, based on 23 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews". Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A−" on an A+ to F scale, while PostTrak reported filmgoers gave it a 78% overall positive score.