Shoot On Sight
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A man is torn between his faith, his family, and his profession in this taut thriller. Tariq Ali (Naseeruddin Shah) was born in Pakistan and raised in a Muslim household by parents who later emigrated to London, but he's been willing to set a certain amount of his cultural identity aside in order to advance his career in law enforcement. Tariq is married to Susan (Greta Scacchi), who is both British and Christian, and they're raising two children, Zara (India Wadsworth) and Imran (Arrun Harker). Tariq's intelligence and professionalism have helped him become a top detective at… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 22%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Shoot on Sight has good intentions but winds up a thematically simplistic, dryly plotted and perfunctorily shot melodrama, one of those movies where dialogue is there to categorize people, not parse the complexities of human beings."
‑ Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times
"A crude network-TV event of a movie."
‑ Aaron Hillis, Village Voice
"The taut, ultimately explosive drama shows most of its dramatic cards too early, but it boasts two memorable performances."
‑ Jim Slotek, Jam! Movies
"A veteran London police in spector who's a devout Mus lim is intriguingly at the center of Jag Mundhra's Shoot on Sight, which starts out as a thriller inspired by that city's 2005 Tube and bus bombings but gets bogged down in a family soap opera."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"A tediously earnest, well-intentioned and scrupulously even handed [topical thriller], in the style of made-for-TV problem movies."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, Miss FlickChick
"Takes its title from a real standing police order issued after the attacks and, seemingly, its inspiration from both nighttime soaps like EastEnders and the PBS Mystery! series."
‑ John P. McCarthy, Boxoffice Magazine
"Marrying small-screen formula to big-screen actors, Shoot on Sight is an earnest melodrama that struggles to surmount its good intentions."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"Earnest problem-drama about a Muslim police inspector in London investigating fellow cops' killing of a suspected terrorist."
‑ Frank Lovece, Film Journal International
"Movies that pressure audiences into such extreme moral choices veer too close for comfort away from drama and towards their own set of ideological imperatives, in the service of propaganda."
‑ Prairie Miller, NewsBlaze
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