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The Marksman (2005)





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Wesley Snipes stars in this pulse-pounding thriller set in the former Soviet Union. A once high-ranking Soviet military leader has resurfaced in Chechnya, where he has been consolidating his power with remarkable success. United States intelligence discovers he's been able to construct a thermonuclear weapon from materials scavenged from an abandoned nuclear power plant, and he and his soldiers have taken a handful of powerful citizens hostage. In hopes of preventing a global catastrophe, the military brings in Painter (Wesley Snipes), a special agent known as "the Marksman" for his talent in focusing in on the key elements of a crisis and resolving it. Painter and his crew attempt to get inside the nuclear plant-turned-terrorist base and rescue the hostages before U.S. forces begin staging a full-scale attack. But Painter's plan soon backfires when the military's operations don't go as planned, leaving him to wonder who set him up -- and why. The Marksman also stars Tim Abell and William Hope. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

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William Hope
as Johnathan Tensor
Emma Samms
as Amanda Jacks
Tim Abell
as Lt. Carter
Richard L. Fox
as Photo Technician
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Critic Reviews for The Marksman

All Critics (1)

Written, directed, lensed, and edited with all the grace of a drum-set falling down an elevator shaft.

Full Review… | September 17, 2005

Audience Reviews for The Marksman


Was an extremely stupid movie, Wesley would have been shot so many different times. Couldn't believe that he would actually do a film like this. Interesting concept awful play through.

Addison Potter
Addison Potter

This movie was barely watchable. Snipes may have said a dozen words throughout......for better or worse. If your not doing anything on a Tuesday night, I'd lowly recommend this movie.

sam westbrook
sam westbrook

No kidding, a GREAT premise for a covert military action thriller. They just didn't handle it very well. Wesley Snipes is solid as always, but the rest of the actors are terrible. A couple of action scenes are really well played and really well shot, and a couple others look like they were done on a budget of like 20 bucks. The dialogue is TERRIBLE, but like I said, the premise and the core story is excellent. One of those movies that I almost wish they hadn't made if they couldn't make it right. Hire a dialogue doctor, wait for more financing, cast a couple of decent actors to fill out the ranks, and this might have been a great flick. As it is, I can't recommend anything more than a couple of scenes to the most rabid of action flick fandom.

Alex Pawlowski
Alex Pawlowski

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