Shooter (2007)

Shooter (2007)

Shooter (2007)

Marky Mark Wahlberg plays a retired sniper tempted back from exile by authorities, after they learn of a plot to kill the president. Ultimately double-crossed and framed for the attempt, he goes on the run to track the real killer and find out who exactly set him up, and why. From the director of Training Day.

2007Rating: MA15+, Strong violence125 minsUSA
ActionThriller
Director:
Antoine Fuqua ('Training Day', 'King Arthur')
Writer:
Jonathan Lemkin
Cast:
Mark WahlbergDanny GloverMichael PenaKate Mara

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Reviews & comments

Shooter doesn't hit the Bullseye

Yes, unlike Mark Wahlberg in the movie, I found Shooter to be well off target. Average, predictable and probably best to watch it on the couch the morning after a hard night so your brain doesn't have to do too much work. I loved wise cracking/foulmouthed Mark in the Departed (which was class) and he may well be the Bruce Willis of the 2000's but if he...

2.0

best action flim this year

I am shocked and dismayed that the flicks movie reviewer gave this film two stars. Great action flim, and even the mandatory over-the-top moments failed to take away from the overall entertainment value of the film. What more do you expect from a critic that gave Curse of the Golden Flower three stars (yawnfest, 1 star at the most) & Spiderman 3 four...

5.0

Recomended

I'm not normally the one found in these kind of movies (i.e guns, violence, shooting etc.) But I really enjoyed it! Mark Wahlberg isn't hard on the eyes either!

5.0
Variety

Variety

press

An immediately involving yarn of an ace Marine sharpshooter set up to take the fall for an attempted presidential assassination, picture saddles itself with stereotypical villains, hokey contrivances and too-expedient crisis solutions...

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

This maximalist approach can tax the nerves, though it has the benefit of keeping you on alert. It’s also pretty enjoyable. Mr. Fuqua, who happens to be surprisingly good with actors, does have a knack for chaos...

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

If the movie only lavished as much thought and care on its characters as it does on each intricate set piece, Shooter might have been a classic...

Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

Suspended over a deep gully of disbelief, where logic takes more bullets than the bad guys, Shooter still makes the grade as hard-ass action escapism...

2.0
Premiere Magazine

Premiere Magazine

press

It does move along at a nice clip, and delivers exactly what belligerent action fans on both sides of the political aisle want -- a wholly admirable figure blowing up a lot of bad shit...

2.0
Newshub

Newshub

press

Cliché-riddled script and some first year film-school action sequences...

2.0
Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

press

Shooter confused me. It goes without saying that the narrative defies logic, but the underlying political message is also fatally flawed. At the same time as we're asked to be repelled by an immoral, violent, corrupt government and its numerous overseas atrocities, we're exulting in our vigilante hero blowing people up...

2.0
Variety

Variety

press

An immediately involving yarn of an ace Marine sharpshooter set up to take the fall for an attempted presidential assassination, picture saddles itself with stereotypical villains, hokey contrivances and too-expedient crisis solutions...

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

This maximalist approach can tax the nerves, though it has the benefit of keeping you on alert. It’s also pretty enjoyable. Mr. Fuqua, who happens to be surprisingly good with actors, does have a knack for chaos...

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

If the movie only lavished as much thought and care on its characters as it does on each intricate set piece, Shooter might have been a classic...

Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

Suspended over a deep gully of disbelief, where logic takes more bullets than the bad guys, Shooter still makes the grade as hard-ass action escapism...

2.0
Premiere Magazine

Premiere Magazine

press

It does move along at a nice clip, and delivers exactly what belligerent action fans on both sides of the political aisle want -- a wholly admirable figure blowing up a lot of bad shit...

2.0
Newshub

Newshub

press

Cliché-riddled script and some first year film-school action sequences...

2.0
Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

press

Shooter confused me. It goes without saying that the narrative defies logic, but the underlying political message is also fatally flawed. At the same time as we're asked to be repelled by an immoral, violent, corrupt government and its numerous overseas atrocities, we're exulting in our vigilante hero blowing people up...

2.0

Shooter doesn't hit the Bullseye

Yes, unlike Mark Wahlberg in the movie, I found Shooter to be well off target. Average, predictable and probably best to watch it on the couch the morning after a hard night so your brain doesn't have to do too much work. I loved wise cracking/foulmouthed Mark in the Departed (which was class) and he may well be the Bruce Willis of the 2000's but if he...

2.0

best action flim this year

I am shocked and dismayed that the flicks movie reviewer gave this film two stars. Great action flim, and even the mandatory over-the-top moments failed to take away from the overall entertainment value of the film. What more do you expect from a critic that gave Curse of the Golden Flower three stars (yawnfest, 1 star at the most) & Spiderman 3...

5.0

Recomended

I'm not normally the one found in these kind of movies (i.e guns, violence, shooting etc.) But I really enjoyed it! Mark Wahlberg isn't hard on the eyes either!

5.0