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Shooter: Season 1 (2016-2017)




Critic Consensus: Ryan Phillippe's efforts aren't enough to salvage Shooter, a tedious, under-developed drama that lacks an original voice or perspective.


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Bob Lee Swagger (Ryan Phillippe) has long retired from his job as a Marine Corps sniper. But when his former commanding officer Isaac Johnson (Omar Epps), who now works in the Secret Service, asks him to scout for potential sniper nests in Seattle in time for the U.S. president's visit, he says yes to the job. However, when the Ukrainian president dies from a sniper shot in Seattle, Bob Lee becomes the primary suspect. Bob Lee must go on the run to prove his innocence and, with the help of unlikely allies, uncover a Secret Service conspiracy while protecting his family. Joining Phillippe and Epps in "Shooter" are Cynthia Addai-Robinson as FBI agent Nadine Memphis, Tom Sizemore as CIA black ops agent Hugh Meachum, and Shantel VanSanten as Bob Lee's wife Julie.


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Critic Reviews for Shooter: Season 1

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The biggest problem with Shooter isn't its uncomfortable topicality, it's that the show has virtually no point of view regarding the complicated issues it brings to the fore.

November 15, 2016 | Full Review…

The problem is that Shooter doesn't feel like the right show for our times, which are already tense enough. It has been delayed twice after real-life mass shootings. The loud crack of guns being fired isn't what some of want to hear right now.

November 15, 2016 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

You can see why this project was made for cable network audiences, but you'll be wishing the execution was more inventive.

November 14, 2016 | Full Review…

A middle-of-the-pack conspiracy thriller that's neither the best nor the worst thing on TV.

November 14, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Watching Shooter as a series is like falling back into a well-known and familiar story, just one with lots of guns. It's downright comfortable. And that's odd.

November 14, 2016 | Full Review…

If you're a fan of government-centric mysteries, Shooter is certainly for you - and the premiere episode is just intriguing enough to work.

October 18, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Shooter: Season 1

From USA comes the exciting political thriller Shooter, based on the Stephen Hunter novel Point of Impact (and the 2007 Mark Wahlberg film adaptation). Season 1 follows former Marine sniper Bob Lee Swagger who's recruited to help stop a presidential assassination but ends up being setup as the would be assassin; leading him to go on the run and to attempt to uncover the conspiracy in order to clear his name. Starting Ryan Phillippe, Shantel VanSanten, Omar Epps, and Eddie McClintock, the cast is especially strong. And the writers do a good job with the serialized storytelling, and at building suspense and intrigue. Additionally, the action scenes are incredibly intense and well-shot. Shooter delivers an impressive first season and promises more action and dark conspiracies in the future.


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I tried to like this but it was just really over the top. Ryan Phillippe was decent being the protagonist but there was nothing else worth watching for, the "Russians are bad" plot is just preposterous.


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