Sharpshooter Reviews

  • May 24, 2011

    Dime-a-dozen "last mission" movie, that doesn't get interesting until the last act - and even then it hardly has anything new to give.

    Dime-a-dozen "last mission" movie, that doesn't get interesting until the last act - and even then it hardly has anything new to give.

  • Oct 21, 2009

    2 of 5 stars for the action-adventure movie Sharpshooter. Sigh, I had high expectations for this movie based on the trailer and the opening scenes. In the opening, a former CIA hitman is doing a hostage rescue from two high speed cars rolling thru a desert somewhere in the middle-east. Starting with only a high-power rifle, he starts the ambush. A very impressive setup and execution. From there it all went wrong. The hitman character is toally flat and 2-dimensional. Trying to achieve a rigid army-like character, the actor achieves a total boring, don't care, uninteresting character. Our hitman is talked into taking one more job before he retires. As he starts to plan the hit we get the feeling all is not right. Yep, after he hits the target, "they" will hit him. Frankly, the action ain't so good; the characters are bland and don't care. For a movie with potential, this turned out badly. Don't waste your time.

    2 of 5 stars for the action-adventure movie Sharpshooter. Sigh, I had high expectations for this movie based on the trailer and the opening scenes. In the opening, a former CIA hitman is doing a hostage rescue from two high speed cars rolling thru a desert somewhere in the middle-east. Starting with only a high-power rifle, he starts the ambush. A very impressive setup and execution. From there it all went wrong. The hitman character is toally flat and 2-dimensional. Trying to achieve a rigid army-like character, the actor achieves a total boring, don't care, uninteresting character. Our hitman is talked into taking one more job before he retires. As he starts to plan the hit we get the feeling all is not right. Yep, after he hits the target, "they" will hit him. Frankly, the action ain't so good; the characters are bland and don't care. For a movie with potential, this turned out badly. Don't waste your time.

  • Sep 04, 2009

    Pretty funky wee movie with James Remar as an ex-SEAL Sniper hired to conduct surveillance on a terrorist and gets set up. Kinda like a low-budget version of Shooter -came out around the same time, too, but this is played down a lot more.

    Pretty funky wee movie with James Remar as an ex-SEAL Sniper hired to conduct surveillance on a terrorist and gets set up. Kinda like a low-budget version of Shooter -came out around the same time, too, but this is played down a lot more.

  • Luke B Super Reviewer
    Jun 13, 2009

    Made for TV obvious cash-in on Wahlberg's Shooter. Surprisingly this is just as good, if not better. It keeps things simple and punchy, with obvious cliches and a lean running time. It all has a very 80's/90's feel and the performances are good enough to create believability. Only Remar's narration is a flat distraction. The action scenes aren't exactly super mega exciting, but they serve their purpose of advancing the plot. An acceptable waste of time.

    Made for TV obvious cash-in on Wahlberg's Shooter. Surprisingly this is just as good, if not better. It keeps things simple and punchy, with obvious cliches and a lean running time. It all has a very 80's/90's feel and the performances are good enough to create believability. Only Remar's narration is a flat distraction. The action scenes aren't exactly super mega exciting, but they serve their purpose of advancing the plot. An acceptable waste of time.

  • Feb 28, 2009

    I only watched this because it had Babylon 5's "John Sheridan" (Bruce Boxleitner) in it. Not bad, but could have been a LOT better.

    I only watched this because it had Babylon 5's "John Sheridan" (Bruce Boxleitner) in it. Not bad, but could have been a LOT better.

  • Dec 20, 2008

    Made for tv type, not huge budget, and obvious :) Story been done before, and better

    Made for tv type, not huge budget, and obvious :) Story been done before, and better

  • Sep 18, 2008

    Low budget, almost 90's made-for-TV-movie sort of feel. Same old "supposed to be the last mission" storyline, where things go wrong and he has one more backstabbed fight to win. Not bad, though. Short, a couple of good action scenes. Almost felt like the director had been making high school movies for years, and finally got some money and some almost-has been actors to play in his new flick. It's enjoyable, but Shooter packs a better punch.

    Low budget, almost 90's made-for-TV-movie sort of feel. Same old "supposed to be the last mission" storyline, where things go wrong and he has one more backstabbed fight to win. Not bad, though. Short, a couple of good action scenes. Almost felt like the director had been making high school movies for years, and finally got some money and some almost-has been actors to play in his new flick. It's enjoyable, but Shooter packs a better punch.

  • Aug 19, 2008

    do not watch if you're a sucker for big thrill action movie because this is a cheap budget film. storyline is expected and if only the scenes were more dramatic, it might have been more visually appealing.

    do not watch if you're a sucker for big thrill action movie because this is a cheap budget film. storyline is expected and if only the scenes were more dramatic, it might have been more visually appealing.

  • ?? ? Super Reviewer
    Jul 31, 2008

    It's pretty crap at the beginning... slightly gets better towards the end.

    It's pretty crap at the beginning... slightly gets better towards the end.

  • Jul 21, 2008

    movie started of well...but then it got messed up sumwhere..acting was poor..but action sequences were the only saving grace for this movie!

    movie started of well...but then it got messed up sumwhere..acting was poor..but action sequences were the only saving grace for this movie!