Shooter Reviews

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June 28, 2007
April 28, 2007
Wahlberg isn't as confident or credible as a tough guy with a mantle of regret.
April 14, 2007
The cinematic equivalent of one of those chunky special-forces-porn airport novels.
April 14, 2007
Ultimately, it's just a vigilante picture with ideas above its station.
April 12, 2007
The film's weird, thin politics become harder to swallow as it lurches from set-up to set-up.
April 10, 2007
It's no masterpiece, but it's way better than the usual big gun/small brain fare.
November 3, 2018
That Shooter is far better than can be expected is down to the excellent direction of Antoine Fuqua. He marries action movie clichés with a subversive sense of paranoia and humour.
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.
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.
December 18, 2010
Gory vigilante political thriller for adults only.
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.
January 15, 2008
It's a bit of fun but nothing you haven't seen before.
September 30, 2007
The DVD edition includes seven deleted scenes (three of which actually good), commentary by director Antoine Fuqua, and a docu called Survival of the Fittest, about the making of Shooter.
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.
August 1, 2007
July 29, 2007
...for a big, dumb action movie, Shooter works well enough, and parts of it are actually fun. (HD-DVD Edition)
July 29, 2007
If you don't mind watching a rerun of a few other, better, spy thrillers, Shooter isn't half bad.
June 28, 2007
Antoine Fuqua directs with the usual chaotic overkill and mix-master editing, pumping up the action choreography until it's as incomprehensible as the story.
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.
June 15, 2007
Extras on the disc include a full-length commentary by director Antoine Fuqua, who gives a thorough explanation of his thinking in making the film.
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