Hidden Assassin (The Shooter) Reviews
You just have to ask yourself one thing, 'Just how much do I like Dolph Lundgren?'.
So, after a series of chase scenes on foot, by car and on trains (which are surprisingly good, hats off to the stuntmen) Marshal hauls her in - both limping and bruised. I was shocked to see 'Dolph' actually wince when he got slammed in the ribs with a fire extinguisher! Even stabbed and shot, Lundgren movie characters usually can take the blows and utter back from an unemotional square-jaw face, "I am Speztsnaz" or "I must break you." Marshal is a much more vulnerable and flawed character than I am used to seeing.
There is an admirable attempt craft intrigue and double-crosses into this film which reminded me in places of the Bourne trilogy. But Hidden Assassin (The Shooter) eventually gives up a credible espionage plot and reverts back to what Dolph seems to do best; a shoot 'em-up.
The real bad-guys are finally exposed as a champion of American truth and justice the Marshal gives them an opportunity of a 'fair and impartial' trial first but the dirty-rotten scoundrels try their luck at a gunfight on some rooftops: big mistake.