Metascore
45

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. A throwback to all those guilty pleasure action movies.
  2. 67
    While The Marine proves a poor showcase for the charisma-impaired Cena, it's a terrific vehicle for world-class heavy Patrick, who is clearly enjoying himself as the kind of deranged lunatic who interrupts a long string of felonies to confirm the details of his new cable package.
  3. Reviewed by: Gregory Kirshling
    58
    A delectably bad '80s-style actioner.
  4. The film's saving grace are its fast pacing and generous doses of humor, the latter of which is mostly provided by Robert Patrick's sly delivery of the many wisecracks doled out by his villainous character.
  5. Granted, this movie is unlikely to threaten "The Departed" at Oscar time. But for mindless entertainment, you could do a lot worse.
  6. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    50
    Lunkheaded but entertaining action flick.
  7. 50
    What follows is serviceable action set to music you'd find in a video game -- or a military ad.
  8. Reviewed by: Luke Y. Thompson
    50
    Tongues are planted firmly in cheek; it’s impossible to endorse a full price ticket, but fans of campy action should check this out.
  9. Reviewed by: Mark Olsen
    50
    The Marine is bad in just the right way, a mindless throwaway that's at least smart enough not to take itself too seriously.
  10. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    50
    Junky, jokey and sometimes both at once, pic marks yet another attempt by World Wrestling Entertainment to establish one of its burly superstars as a movie lead.
  11. Reviewed by: Phil Hall
    40
    What’s a muscular guy like John Cena doing in a flabby movie like this? This connect-the-dots action-adventure may appeal to undemanding ten-year-old boys but will bore everyone else.
  12. Reviewed by: Josh Rosenblatt
    40
    Patrick leaves no scenery unchewed, and, in doing so, he gives life to an otherwise by-the-book script and proves once again that in Hollywood, it’s usually the bad guys who turn out to be the best characters.
  13. 40
    Co-starring as Rome, the ringleader with "intimacy issues," Robert Patrick appears to be enjoying himself. That makes one of us.
  14. 25
    The movie's prideful silliness makes it semi-watchable in the manner of Saturday afternoon cable flicks like "Delta Force."
User Score
5.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 56 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 23
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 23
  3. Negative: 10 out of 23
  1. JordanS
    May 15, 2009
    10
    Great movie! It had a All-Star cast!
  2. GerronK
    Aug 6, 2007
    6
    The Marine has its problems, a lot of them doing with the acting and its sometimes weird comedic timing, but for the most part it's an The Marine has its problems, a lot of them doing with the acting and its sometimes weird comedic timing, but for the most part it's an entertaining action movie which know well enough not to take itself seriously. I mean, it could be a whole lot worse. Full Review »
  3. JonathanS
    Oct 24, 2006
    10
    The best action movie since Triple X.