Happy Tuesday MMT Fam! Out today on digital is the action/thriller THE MARKSMAN starring Liam Neeson.
Back in January, I reviewed this one and gave the following thought: The film is a formulaic “white savior” telling, with a protagonist who’s an older Marine veteran, has exceptional shooting skills, and is a widower on the verge of literally losing the farm due to his wife’s illness and multiple medical bills. However, it was a highly entertaining ride and I ended up rating it 3 beats on the MMTrometer.
Here’s the official synopsis: Hardened Arizona rancher Jim Hanson (Liam Neeson) simply wants to be left alone as he fends off eviction notices and tries to make a living on an isolated stretch of borderland. But everything changes when Hanson, an ex-Marine, witnesses 11-year-old migrant Miguel (Jacob Perez) fleeing with his mother Rosa (Teresa Ruiz) from drug cartel assassins led by the ruthless Mauricio (Juan Pablo Raba). After being caught in a shoot-out, an injured Rosa begs Jim to take her son to safety to her family in Chicago. Defying his stepdaughter Sarah (Katheryn Winnick), Jim sneaks Miguel out of the local U.S. Customs and Border Patrol station and together, they hit the road with the group of killers in pursuit. Jim and Miguel slowly begin to overcome their differences and begin to forge an unlikely friendship, while Mauricio and his fellow assassins blaze a cold-blooded trail, hot on their heels.
To put your name in the hat to win one of five Blu-ray copies, you must be an active subscriber of this site and send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Mark It” and your full name in the body. Five winners will be selected and notified on Saturday, May 1. Entries are not guaranteed selection and winners will be selected at random.
THE MARKSMAN is available today, April 27 on Digital and releasing on Blu-ray & DVD May 11.
Good luck, Thomasena