Targets Reviews

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August 21, 2020
The ingenious twist is the inclusion of Boris Karloff as an incarnation of himself
June 22, 2020
It was one of the most powerful films of 1968 and one of the greatest directorial debuts of all time. And I believe the best film ever produced by Roger Corman.
May 24, 2020
...a low-key character study of two very different men...
September 26, 2013
Maximum suspense! Should be required viewing for any serious movie buff.
September 10, 2012
...we don't, we can't, know why a Charles Whitman, a Bobby Thompson, a Michael Clark or a James Holmes does what he does. So we say they are mad.
October 19, 2008
The endlessly repetitive fusillades suggest that Writer-Director Peter Bogdanovich, in his first film, was really intent on creating the most prolific murderer in Hollywood's long history of violence. Unfortunately, it is a record made to be broken.
September 25, 2007
Aware of the virtue of implied violence, Bogdanovich conveys moments of shock, terror, suspense and fear.
December 15, 2006
Impressive directorial debut.
June 24, 2006
A fascinatingly complex commentary on American mythology, exploring the relationship between the inner world of the imagination and the outer world of violence and paranoia, both of which were relevant to contemporary American traumas.
April 8, 2006
Brilliant film.
September 8, 2005
August 11, 2005
July 6, 2005
May 9, 2005
Targets scores an unnerving bullseye.
October 23, 2004
Targets isn't a very good film, but it is an interesting one.
May 24, 2004
May 14, 2004
November 28, 2003
November 7, 2003
November 1, 2003
It's difficult not to wonder how many Bobby Thompsons are out there right now, driving around with an arsenal in their trunks, ready to fire their first shots.
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