The Marine Synopsis
A soldier (John Cena) returns home from war and must rescue his kidnapped wife from murderous thugs.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
A throwback to all those guilty pleasure action movies.
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Entertainment Weekly

A delectably bad '80s-style actioner.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
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...
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TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Lunkheaded but entertaining action flick.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Granted, this movie is unlikely to threaten "The Departed" at Oscar time. But for mindless entertainment, you could do a lot worse.
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L.A. Weekly

Tongues are planted firmly in cheek; it’s impossible to endorse a full price ticket, but fans of campy action should check this out.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
What follows is serviceable action set to music you'd find in a video game -- or a military ad.
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Austin Chronicle

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...
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Film Threat

By Phil Hall
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...
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New York Post

By Kyle Smith
The movie's prideful silliness makes it semi-watchable in the manner of Saturday afternoon cable flicks like "Delta Force."
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By xxkarmaxx
I saw dis movie with my frend a while a go and we thought it wuz awsum the action wuz so cool. john cena is going to be in a movie called 12 rounds which is kinda like this becuz his wife gets...

The Marine - too corny to be real

By Vision2007
I had no real hopes of an Oscar winning performance, but the actors could only do so much with such a corny, hoky script. The main character moves well, is in great shape and has the look, but the...

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By ironman16
this was the dumbest movie ever. bad acting. john cena needs to stay with wrestling. the theme was et bad, but the dialog was bad, just a bad movie. the worst one i ever seen. my grade F-...

Horrible and Cheazy

By Mongo
Come on, this movie must of made a boat load. There was nothing that accumulated a big cost of making. The stupid barn explosions and jumping into water was retarded. This movie needed lots...

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By wonderball
If you like John Cena the wrestler, you will like the Marine....

good movie

By rottoger
It was a good movie even though i didn't see it. The previews looked good....

Fell Asleep after 30 minutes

By joe_the_engineer
Was this an action movie? My girlfriend says I fell asleep 30 minutes into the movie. Last thing I remember was a knife getting picked up in the swamp. Ho Hum.. Predictability is boring......

The Marine

By ironman15
one of the worst movies i ever seen. i really hate this movie. i cant even watch this movie to laugh at. acting was horrible, John Cena has potential, but not with this film....

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Rated PG-13 | For intense sequences of violent action, sensuality and language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 14 & under WWE star is no Rock; violent actioner falls flat.
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