The Marksman is a 2021 American action thriller film directed by Robert Lorenz. The plot follows a rancher and former Marine (Liam Neeson) living in an Arizona border town who must help a young boy (Jacob Perez) escape a Mexican drug cartel; Katheryn Winnick, Juan Pablo Raba, Teresa Ruiz also star.
The film was theatrically released in the United States on January 15, 2021, by Open Road Films and Briarcliff Entertainment. It received mixed reviews from critics, who praised Neeson’s performance but criticized the film as being formulaic.
Former-United States Marine Corps Scout Sniper and Vietnam war veteran Jim Hanson lives along the Arizona-Mexico border, reporting attempted illegal crossings. One day, while on patrol, he encounters Rosa and her son Miguel, Mexican citizens on the run from the cartel.
Hanson calls border patrol on them before he sees the cartel coming up. He ends the call and gets involved in a shootout with the cartel led by Mauricio. Hanson shoots and kills Mauricio’s brother; Rosa is fatally wounded by one of the cartel members. Before she passes, she gave Hanson a note that listed her family’s address in Chicago. Hanson reluctantly agrees to take Miguel to her family in Chicago.
Border patrol show up after her death and take in Miguel. One of the cartel members comes in and claims that he’s a relative of Miguel. Hanson happens to see their car there and sneaks Miguel out to go to Chicago.
The cartel use fake passports to get into America to follow Hanson and Miguel. A corrupt border patrol officer sees their gang tattoos, recognizes that the passports are fake, and allows them in anyway.
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