I love Hitmen and Assassins. If they are the main focus of the film, it's almost always awesome. I don't…
Yesterday was about honor. Today is about justice.
A marksman living in exile is coaxed back into action after learning of a plot to kill the president. Ultimately double-crossed and framed for the attempt, he goes on the run to track the real killer and find out who exactly set him up, and why.
i love these dopey action programmers, they just don't make them anymore. very mid-90s. hot garbage like this is especially amusing when it's wrapped up in self-contradictory libertarian nonsense. probably the cleanest action of Fuqua's career though, especially an assault on a farmhouse that follows Wahlberg while he zeroes down his perimeter one henchman at a time before it escalates into a full-blown firefight. tight geography and sticky headshots.
a personal note: i read Charles Henderson's "Marine Sniper", about Carlos Hathcock, when i was 11. at the time that was my preferred career path after astronaut. the idea of deadheading a guy with a .308 round at 800 yards was unbelievably tantalizing to me. i was kind of a fucked up kid.
Mark Wahlberg is another of those actors who seems better in support roles. When he leads the cast he tends to struggle with some disappointing results and patchy box-office receipts.
"The Happening","Contraband","Planet Of The Apes", oh dear. He seems to excel as part of a bigger cast with better actors leading the way. "The Departed",The Perfect Storm" and "The Fighter" showed him at his best and "Shooter" seems to fall somewhere between the two contrasts of quality.
Another wildly absurd plot,another frenetic action film a-la-Antoine Fuqua. I've enjoyed some of his more lightweight films and this fits that brief perfectly. Backed by a strong cast that includes Danny Glover, Michael Pena,Elias Koteas and Ned Beatty this is a conspiracy thriller…
I can grow a better beard than Marky Mark.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
While its very implausible and a little too long, Shooter is still an extremely fun and consistently entertaining film due to Mark Wahlberg's great and sympathetic lead performance, great action sequences, a nice directing job and an engaging and thrilling story.
I actually haven't got that much against Marksyman Mark, but much of the reason might probably be attributed to my favorite sportsmovie, Invincible. In action and comedies he rarely impresses or make movies stand out. Truth be told this one was next in line for springcleaning after I watched Next the other day. Somehow that particularly disappointing rewatch didn't do anything but push this one far down the watchlist.
Funny how things work out. After seeing Kate Mara in Stone of Destiny yesterday, I wanted more of her.... and here we're again. Now, I might not be inclined to make Look Who's Stalking Too yet, but I've definitely found the taste for Kate.
I'm not sure exactly when I watched…
A historia do guerrilheiro traumatizado tendo que voltar a ativa poderia ser um novo Rambo ou Bourne pela ótica do fetiche dos snipers. Mas carece de estilo, motivação e conflito e sobram conveniencias de narrativa.
Despite no treasure being involved, the film at times has a very Uncharted feel. Especially that farmhouse sequence.
I'm convinced you could piece together this film—almost shot for shot—from other generic action films, many starring Walhberg. Top marks to Wahlberg for his excellent grimly-walking-away-in-slow-motion though. There's an award for that, right?
Absurda hasta la auto-parodia, así que a apagar el cerebro y disfrutar la acción dentro de lo posible.
Marky Mark gets some bad vibrations when he's set up for the attempted assassination of the President. The ensuing manhunt has him teaming up with the widow of his partner in the Marines and an FBI agent who believes he's innocent. It has some good action and some nice political machinations but the story bogs down about halfway through. It still has a good payoff and was a pleasant distraction. A solid actioner.
Shit, but enjoyable.
The movie starts off awesome then falls a part fast.
Despite a few riveting sequences and coming close to developing 'Swagger' as a credible hero, Shooter is shallow, implausible and predictable.
- Leon: The Professional
- Grosse Pointe Blank
- Pulp Fiction
- Mr. & Mrs. Smith
- In Bruges
- Blue Thunder
- Die Hard
- Stone Cold
A film is always improved by a helicopter explosion. Here are all the films I know of with at least…
- Pulp Fiction
- Blade Runner
- Nude Nuns With Big Guns
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