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Shooter Reviews

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Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders
March 31, 2007
The result is fun in tiny spots but with no thrills to go around.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Annlee Ellingson
Boxoffice Magazine
March 23, 2007
On the heels of a surprise Oscar nomination for his role as a cop with a bad attitude in Martin Scorsese's The Departed, Mark Wahlberg takes a misstep with this poorly conceived and executed thriller from Antoine Fuqua.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Pete Hammond
March 26, 2007
At its heart, this 'Shooter' just doesn't have the amunition to make us care.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
March 22, 2007
For years Wahlberg has been turning into a real actor, and if he ever gets the action hero role he deserves, we'll let you know.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
March 22, 2007
Shooter's covert intent could have been satire. Overtly, though, it's definitely about shooting, betrayal and shooting. In that order.
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
March 21, 2007
Swagger, after all, has undergone the most intensive training known to man: He's watched "First Blood" every day for 14 years.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
March 23, 2007
A sleek, scattershot and vigorously incoherent vigilante flick that assumes the high ground just long enough to slay every corrupt dirt-ball in its path.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
March 26, 2007
It's one of those conspiracy thrillers that keeps on asking you to take a leap of faith, until you get tired of leaping and you just start laughing in all the wrong places.
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
March 22, 2007
Oh, no they didn't!
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
March 23, 2007
Muscles bulge and heads explode in this thoroughly reprehensible, satisfyingly violent entertainment about men and guns and things that go boom.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Rebecca Murray
March 22, 2007
Don't go in with high expectations for a coherent story and you'll be fine.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
March 23, 2007
Though the movie has some mild pretensions to rank with great paranoia films like Three Days of the Condor, mostly it's content to deliver Salisbury steak-and-mashed-potatoes action.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Cole Smithey
March 23, 2007
The picture molders under the predictable fiery explosions that fill the screen while any pretense of believability remains extinct.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Heather Boerner
Common Sense Media
December 18, 2010
Gory vigilante political thriller for adults only.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
March 20, 2007
Then come the plot holes, the cartoonish performances (especially from Ned Beatty as a crudely drawn, corrupt Montana senator) and -- oh, yes -- the stuff that gets blowed up real good.
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
March 23, 2007
Despite gripping chase sequences and a few awe-inspiring fiery explosions, gaping holes in the convoluted plot make Shooter heavier on style than substance.
| Original Score: 2/4
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
March 25, 2007
Creatively, this Shooter ends up firing blanks in its patchy profile of skepticism involving big brass governmental misconduct.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
Peter Sobczynski
March 26, 2007
Shooter is the very epitome of the kind of instantly disposable film that has become all too common a sight in recent months.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Drew Turney
Dark Horizons
January 15, 2008
It's a bit of fun but nothing you haven't seen before.
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