Shooter Reviews

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Ben Rawson-Jones
Digital Spy
July 14, 2011
Shooter is nothing special, but a combination of appealing performances, intriguing plot twists and exciting action sequences mean that we're never less than entertained.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Dave White
Movies.com
April 4, 2011
There's enough unsettling paranoia that you don't exactly know how it's all going to turn out. It feels more like it could have come from the early '70s, when happy endings might not necessarily be right around the corner.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Heather Boerner
Common Sense Media
December 18, 2010
Gory vigilante political thriller for adults only.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review
March 3, 2008
It jumps from typical action one-liners to political discussions about Abu Ghraib. I mean, you can't have a character named Swagger and expect me to take you seriously.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Drew Turney
Dark Horizons
January 15, 2008
It's a bit of fun but nothing you haven't seen before.
Kevin A. Ranson
MovieCrypt.com
August 26, 2007
... the twists within twists become so laughable that you can't take anything seriously... the only thing missing here is a laugh track.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.0/4.0
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
July 29, 2007
If you don't mind watching a rerun of a few other, better, spy thrillers, Shooter isn't half bad.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Stax
IGN Movies
June 25, 2007
Despite its slew of genre cliches, Shooter works in fits and starts as a valentine to a simpler era in action films.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
June 15, 2007
The only way to watch it without considering it unbearably ridiculous or morally revolting is to focus purely on the action, the fighting, the explosions, and the quick pace.
Full Review | Original Score: 64/100
Paul Byrnes
Sydney Morning Herald
April 28, 2007
Wahlberg isn't as confident or credible as a tough guy with a mantle of regret.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Tony Horkins
Empire Magazine
April 21, 2007
An impressive shoot-'em-up, work-it-out action drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Eric Lurio
Times Square
April 14, 2007
Halfway decent script, good acting, good chases and stuff gets blown up. What more do you want? Godzilla?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Andrew Pulver
Guardian
April 14, 2007
The cinematic equivalent of one of those chunky special-forces-porn airport novels.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Wendy Ide
Times [UK]
April 14, 2007
Ultimately, it's just a vigilante picture with ideas above its station.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
April 13, 2007
A exhilarating, big budget action thriller about corruption, betrayal and integrity.. Director Antoine Fuqua delivers thrills on a large scale and Wahlberg is a charismatic hero, overcoming all the odds to find justice far away from the Justice Department
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
April 12, 2007
There are plenty of things wrong with Shooter but the quantity and indeed the quality of the explosions isn't one of them.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Ben Walters
Time Out
April 12, 2007
The film's weird, thin politics become harder to swallow as it lurches from set-up to set-up.
Jamie Russell
BBC.com
April 10, 2007
It's no masterpiece, but it's way better than the usual big gun/small brain fare.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
April 7, 2007
purports to question the way in which the military can take over the political process, but its answer is little more than the very violence it's supposedly critiquing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Chuck O'Leary
FulvueDrive-in.com
April 6, 2007
Shooter is a real stinker.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
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