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.
While it may run a little too long, Shooter is still a intense and engaging action film. Mark Wahlberg is great in these kind of roles and here is no exception, hes a very likable protagonist. Its also good to see action sequences with no shaky cam and quick cuts, those scenes are really thrilling and intense to watch. Overall this is a very solid action film with a strong lead performance from Mark Wahlberg.
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…
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.
«El thriller ha muerto, el cine de acción se ha vendido al efectismo» —podría afirmar un pesimista con razón. Pensar hoy en grandes directores de género, respetados dentro del mainstream, que pretendan trascender sus etiquetas queda rayano con lo peligroso; no se respeta el género, se ha olvidado la calidad por el espectáculo. Y entonces, «Shooter».
Antoine Fuqua firma un thriller trepidante de tensión bien medida, una cinta de acción con algunos de los mejores tiroteos (y peleas) de la última década y media y, aun encima, le queda tiempo para hilvanar a través de todo ello una reflexión profunda sobre la violencia mítica y divina. La violencia mítica, la violencia estatal, como violencia que queda impune de todo acto…
Should have a better rating on RT I don't know like 78% but that's just me. The story is about a marksman on a self-imposed exile is brought in when information about a presidential assassination surfaces. When he is double-crossed, he starts a mission to clear his name and bring those responsible to justice. This movie has great action and I really enjoyed this movie a lot.
- 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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