Shooter Reviews

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March 23, 2007
It features a gritty, macho performance by Mark Wahlberg, stinging political commentary and more 'Here's how you do that' moments than the complete MacGuyver collection on DVD.
March 23, 2007
Shooter eventually gets in its own way by hitting things too hard, too loud and too long.
March 23, 2007
It's best to turn your brain off, half an hour in.
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.
March 23, 2007
The plot is so dense and cockamamie, trying to follow it isn't worth the bother.
March 23, 2007
The movie's politics may miss their mark, but its thrills are dead-on.
March 23, 2007
Shooter is executed with such efficiency and energy by action maestro Antoine Fuqua that ignoring flaws and becoming involved in the proceedings isn't a matter of choice.
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.
March 23, 2007
Like most modern action films, Shooter is too explicit, more interested in mayhem than motive.
March 23, 2007
Director Antoine Fuqua and screenwriter Jonathan Lemkin have let a perfectly good political action thriller get completely and ridiculously away from them.
March 23, 2007
Shooter winds up being the movie that would have left us scratching our heads about Wahlberg's choices had he actually won the best supporting actor award for his terrific work in The Departed.
March 23, 2007
Shooter boasts a likable hero and the possibility of a sequel, and Hollywood rarely asks for a more storybook ending than that.
March 23, 2007
Director Antoine Fuqua knows how to stage and shoot scenes of violence and chaos so that they build without ever bubbling over into absurdity.
March 23, 2007
While it's fast-paced and often something of a nail-biter, Shooter doesn't really pay off, other than merely give us a lot of action, merely for action's sake.
March 23, 2007
A stylish but essentially businesslike smash-and-crasher.
March 23, 2007
Muscles bulge and heads explode in this thoroughly reprehensible, satisfyingly violent entertainment about men and guns and things that go boom.
March 23, 2007
Definitely a cut above the average action thriller.
March 23, 2007
Its skeptical, disillusioned take on big government and official deceptions should strike a vibrant chord with a wide range of audiences.
March 22, 2007
Shooter is far more complicated than it needs to be, taking more crazy twists and turns than it should.
March 22, 2007
Shooter's covert intent could have been satire. Overtly, though, it's definitely about shooting, betrayal and shooting. In that order.
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