Shooter Reviews

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April 28, 2007
Wahlberg isn't as confident or credible as a tough guy with a mantle of regret.
April 21, 2007
An impressive shoot-'em-up, work-it-out action drama.
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.
March 26, 2007
This is the first big-studio action picture (the director is Antoine Fuqua) with some of the disgusted, bloody nihilism of the post-Vietnam era.
March 26, 2007
The engaging, fast-talking idiosyncrasy of [Wahlberg's] performance in The Departed has vanished.
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.
March 24, 2007
Ballistic fetishists and anticorporate activists will find common ground in each violent act against political fat cats, but the rest of us are left to wallow in the bloodlust and wonder who switched the reels.
March 23, 2007
Less subversive and infinitely less intelligent than 1999's Wahlberg-starrer Three Kings.
March 23, 2007
As the body count increases, the kills become so gratuitous that the effect is numbing, like watching a line of metal ducks get pinged at the state fair.
March 23, 2007
Shooter is an honorable rather than exceptional addition to the canon.
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.
March 23, 2007
Shooter doesn't try to be anything but a simple piece of pure action escapism and, on that level, it definitely hits the target.
March 23, 2007
It may not qualify as a masterpiece, yet is a masterful thriller nonetheless.
March 23, 2007
Though much of the action in Shooter is beautifully photographed, the movie's force is as a blunt instrument of metaphor.
March 23, 2007
[A] competent if uninspired action thriller.
March 23, 2007
Shooter won't win any Oscars, but it has blood and brains, and even some heart. They're splattered all over the screen.
March 23, 2007
The crushing two-hour-plus running time and Tom Clancy-for-dummies plot sabotage the film, which becomes particularly ridiculous in the last 30 minutes.
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