Shooter: Season 1 (2016 - 2017)


Season 1

Critics Consensus

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



Critic Ratings: 17


Audience Score

User Ratings: 294
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Air date: Nov 15, 2016
Air date: Nov 22, 2016
Air date: Nov 29, 2016
Air date: Dec 6, 2016
Air date: Dec 13, 2016
Air date: Dec 20, 2016
Air date: Dec 27, 2016
Air date: Jan 3, 2017
Air date: Jan 10, 2017
Air date: Jan 17, 2017

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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

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (10)

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.

Nov 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.

Nov 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.

Nov 14, 2016 | Full Review…

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

Nov 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.

Nov 14, 2016 | Full Review…
Top Critic

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

Oct 18, 2018 | Full Review…

Shooter is the sort of straight-up storytelling USA is best known for, albeit almost completely devoid of humor.

Nov 15, 2016 | Full Review…

I guess I wish the show's narrative had the kind of stripped-down focus that Bob Lee Swagger brings to his shooting.

Nov 15, 2016 | Full Review…

He's a good man. He's a good man good with a rifle. And this good man good with a rifle will do anything to protect his good family. If that introduction to USA Network's new series Shooter comes off as tedious, I've done my job.

Nov 15, 2016 | Full Review…

Shooter delivers a limited amount of simple-minded thrills, while seeking to emulate the pacing that turned 24 into a long-running hit. But the entire exercise feels tired.

Nov 16, 2016 | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for Shooter: Season 1

  • 4d ago
    Great show. I'm watching the series now the second time which I only do for a show I really enjoyed. Especially great for those who enjoy shooting.
  • Aug 01, 2019
    In this and all other seasons that the story and the performance of most actors are generally fine, except for that of the one who played Agent Memphis! Something about this woman that makes the series frustrating to watch. One thing is she is too STUPID to be an FBI agent. She makes the FBI looks like a mall security agency. What makes this "Agent Memphis" looks even more stupid is the script she follows. For that I'd blame on the writers and the directors.
  • Jul 31, 2019
    Decent, but I wish it was a little closer to the books. I know it has to be updated dor today, so Bob Lee can't be a Vietnam vet, but he needs to be a bit more aging Osark redneck. I don't mind Phillippe so much, but they could have had him do a thicker accent and lose the pretty boy hairdo. Also too many gun/tactics errors for a show that's all about the guns and tactics.
  • Jun 28, 2019
    I can't believe I missed this! This is one of the most exciting shows I've seen in a while. The acting is phenomenal
  • May 14, 2019
    Excellent show! Ryan phillippe is so amazing! Great cast choices
  • Apr 04, 2019
    Very foolish mistakes all the time. For the professionals they are supposed to be,everybody is acting like a new recruit. No army training for the actors to act somehow believable. Plot is stupid to say the list. My guess is the writer(s),director and everybody involved in making this series,never been not even close to an army base or even worse never even seen a movie involving war,spies,shooters,army,CIA, FBI,conspiracy and the list goes on. Do us a favour and stop this. Too bad after such a nice movie in 2007. Really disappointed.
  • Mar 05, 2019
    Great series. Good job by Ryan Philippe.
  • Jan 09, 2019
    Very predictable events, not innovative linking between events, not professional at all. Just waste of time.
  • Dec 17, 2018
    thrilling tale that tends to get boring as it progresses, but the thrills and spills are enough to entertain you.
  • Sep 14, 2018
    Was exstatic when i found out that they made a tv show out of one of my favorite movies (I even bought the books after watching the movie but never got around to read them so yay... haven't picked up a book since they invented the VCR).

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