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.
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 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.
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…
Don't think I've seen since it first came out. Better than average actioner despite a general clunkiness and tropes we've seen a million times. Retired "best badass in the world" called back for one last job? Check. Lone government agent asking questions "way above his paygrade"? Check. Shoehorned in love interest? Check. Final explosion as the hero walks away without flinching? Check. Mark Wahlberg? Check. But at times, Shooter longs to be more. And hearkens back to truly great 70's paranoia conspiracy thrillers like Parallax View and especially, Three Days Of The Condor. There is in fact, one wonderfully written monologue delivered by the always good character actor Rade Serbedzija that is one of the best I've ever seen in…
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When it comes to political satires posing as genre film, this ranks up there alongside RoboCop and They Live. Maybe not quite on the same level, but give it a few years and I wouldn't be surprised to see this gain a solid following among like-minded cinephiles. It's a solid action thriller regardless of it's political leanings.
it was predicable but enjoyable
L'adrenalina sempre costante permette a Shooter di farsi due chiacchiere in poltrona. Tanto poi gli stronzi vengono comunque sparati. #privè
Decent realism. Fun movie, book was better
Bob Lee Swagger (Mark Wahlberg) is a Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant living in exile in his isolated home in the rocky mountains of western Wyoming after being hung out to dry following a secret mission several years previously. Swagger is tracked down by Colonel Isaac Johnson ( Danny Glover) who calls on Swagger's expertise as a sniper to track down an assassin who plans to shoot the US President using a high powered rifle during his upcoming tour of three different cities. Swagger assesses each of the three location and concludes that Philadelphia is the most technically feasible for a long-range assassination attempt. He refers this information to Johnson so that the response arrangements can be made to stop the attempt. However, things go unexpectedly wrong for Swagger and he suddenly finds himself at the wrong end of a huge man-hunt...
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Despite no treasure being involved, the film at times has a very Uncharted feel. Especially that farmhouse sequence.
- Leon: The Professional
- Grosse Pointe Blank
- Pulp Fiction
- Mr. & Mrs. Smith
- In Bruges
- Pulp Fiction
- Blade Runner
- Nude Nuns With Big Guns
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- 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…