Targets Reviews

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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.
Top Critic
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
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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
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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.
August 13, 2003
A beautiful, disturbing, masterful fiction-filmmaking debut for Bogdanovich
August 5, 2003
frightening in a way few horror movies are because it taps so directly into real fears
July 30, 2003
An unconventional horror picture that draws a comparison between the real-life horror of the 1966 Charles Whitman murder spree and the fictional horrors of movie legend Boris Karloff.
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