Movie review: 'The Marksman' a bland addition to the Liam Neeson thriller canon

Since 2008’s “Taken,” the “Liam Neeson thriller” has become a subgenre unto itself. Aggrieved fatherly types, Neeson’s characters must turn to violence against assorted bad guys in various locales. At this point, one could list them in a Dr. Seuss-inspired format: Liam Neeson on a plane, Liam Neeson on a train, Liam Neeson in the snow, oh, the places he’ll go (to shoot bad guys). “The Marksman,” co-written and directed by Robert Lorenz, is Liam Neeson on a ranch. The widowed Jim Hanson (Neeson) spends his days minding a few cattle and calling in reports to the border patrol from his Arizona pr…

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