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A novel by the Washington Post's Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic Stephen Hunter gives the movie a logical spine, even if the premise itself is the stuff of conspiracy theorists. Wahlberg gets support from Michael Pena, as a skeptical FBI agent; Kate Mara, as a trustworthy widow; and Ned Beatty, trailing along memories of Network, as a supremely cynical Senator. Along with the well-executed action sequences (the previously unreliable director Antoine Fuqua gets it in gear here), the movie includes a few potshots at the Bush administration. No, that doesn't put Shooter at the level of The Parallax View or All the President's Men, but it provides some tang along with the flying bullets. --Robert Horton --This text refers to the Blu-ray edition.
A throw away action film with a few holes in it, Wahlberg plays a likeable character, an honourable man that thinks he is doing his country a service only to find out he is being... Read morePublished 15 days ago by Kenny
Underestimated film one of the best action films that stands up even now!Published 1 month ago by Mick the Fish