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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Air date: Nov 15, 2016
Air date: Nov 22, 2016
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Air date: Dec 6, 2016
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Air date: Dec 20, 2016
Air date: Dec 27, 2016
Air date: Jan 3, 2017
Air date: Jan 10, 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

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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