The Gunman

The Gunman

The Gunman

Sean Penn is a veteran assassin ready to retire, but the organisation that he works for has no intention of letting him go in this action-thriller from the director of Taken. Co-stars Idris Elba, Javier Bardem and Ray Winstone. Based on the 1981 novel The Prone Gunman by French novelist Jean-Patrick Manchette.

2015Rating: MA15+, Strong violence and coarse language105 minsSpain, UK, France
ActionDramaThriller

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The Gunman / Reviews

Flicks, Giles Hardie

Flicks, Giles Hardie

It’s almost reassuring in 2015 to still be able to walk out of a cinema and ask aloud and with feeling: How on Earth did that get made?

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Variety

Variety

Penn’s veiny, sweat-glazed biceps are the most objectively impressive feature of this rote, humorless thriller...

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Total Film

Total Film

A genuine disappointment, given the talent involved...

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Time Out

Time Out

Packed with saw-it-coming plot twists, half-hearted car chases and an angsty hero with mega muscles and zero charisma.

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

A garbled mélange of arbitrary, unsatisfying action and token remorse.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Ripe, borderline hammy turns from Javier Bardem, Ray Winstone, Idris Elba and Mark Rylance add some spice.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

...a thoughtful, provocative thriller replete with richly crafted characters, gripping set pieces, and an underlying moral drive about the very nature and consequences of violence.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Sub-Ludlum plotting but stylishly executed, this offers a fun night out...

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