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Sniper (1993)


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In this fast-paced military thriller, Tom Berenger is Thomas Beckett, a tough, grizzled, U.S. Marine Corps veteran sharpshooter who goes through target-spotter partners faster than bullets on his ultra-dangerous missions. The National Security Council secretly assigns Beckett to assassinate a Panamanian rebel bankrolled by a drug cartel in his bid for the presidency. The NSC also gives Beckett a sidekick: raw recruit Richard Miller (Billy Zane), a former Olympic marksman who's never killed


Action & Adventure

Mar 6, 2001

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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All Critics (14) | Top Critics (4) | Fresh (5) | Rotten (7) | DVD (2)

A solid action movie with an interesting performance by Tom Berenger as a gruff and tough loner.

September 28, 2005
Fantastica Daily

All it has going for it is Tom Berenger and a whole lot of atmosphere. Luckily, that's all it needs.

January 24, 2003
Flipside Movie Emporium

The writing here is routine, with superficial characters and plotting that isn't particularly exciting.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Audience Reviews for Sniper

Decent action film, Sniper is one of those low budget action films that never really stood out among the genre, but it does manage to be entertaining from start to finish, despite its so-so acting, and paper then story. The story written here is nothing too complex, and for fans of forgotten action films, Sniper is a perfect film to watch. I quite liked it, but I also felt that it had the potential of being so much as well. For what it is, it's an entertaining film and it's engaging from start to finish. Tom Berenger and Billy Zane are quite good here, but both actors have made better films. Sniper has tense moments that make the film worth seeing, and even if it never becomes anything really good, I thought that the film was quite decent for what it tried to accomplish. The story like I said is pretty basic, and for a film like this, that's all you need. Although it's a bit clichéd, what do you expect from a low budget affair like this? This is the type of film that you watch only once, and it doesn't necessitate multiple viewings. If you're a genre fan and enjoy low budget action flicks, then you're sure to enjoy Sniper. The film works well enough for its run time, but it does show its age. If you're expecting something truly great, you'll sadly be disappointed, as there's never anything truly engrossing. Sure, it's a fun film, but like I said, it's one that isn't worth revisiting again and again. The film's somewhat lacking script is the film's major mistake, and in turn, the film never becomes a truly awesome action film.
June 26, 2014
Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski

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There is a tiny bit in Sniper one which has 2 versions. The Trailer on flixster shows a different version when the DC guys talk to Billy Zane s Character about his mission in Pananma. Check out 00:21 the flixster Trailer. The DVD version is totally different. I dont know if this was the Theater version?
December 2, 2009
Wahida K

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I love Tom Berenger, probably served as inspiration for the sniper scenes in Saving Private Ryan or Shooter, no joke.
July 24, 2009
Lenny Muggsy

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A macho action film that is actually pretty decent. It is entertaining, and not a total waste of time.
January 9, 2008
Chris Weber

Super Reviewer

    1. Cacique: Los ojos, quierro los ojos.
    2. Richard Miller: He wants my eyes?
    3. Thomas Beckett: Ah, he means antejos, your shooting glasses. Give them to him.
    4. Richard Miller: Why?
    5. Thomas Beckett: Because he likes them!
    – Submitted by Nick S (2 years ago)
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