Shoot on Sight
Shoot on Sight (2007)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: December 15, 2007
DVD Release Date: April 28, 2009
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Critic Score: 22% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

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.

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Aaron Hillis
Village Voice

A crude network-TV event of a movie.

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Jim Slotek
Jam! Movies

The taut, ultimately explosive drama shows most of its dramatic cards too early, but it boasts two memorable performances.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

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.

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Maitland McDonagh
Miss FlickChick

A tediously earnest, well-intentioned and scrupulously even handed [topical thriller], in the style of made-for-TV problem movies.

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John P. McCarthy
Boxoffice Magazine

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.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

Marrying small-screen formula to big-screen actors, Shoot on Sight is an earnest melodrama that struggles to surmount its good intentions.

Frank Lovece
Film Journal International

Earnest problem-drama about a Muslim police inspector in London investigating fellow cops' killing of a suspected terrorist.

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Prairie Miller

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 40% Flixster User Reviews
Luke Baldock
A film that looks and feels like a TV movie. It has a message, but it's a message that is painfully obvious to anybody with the slightest bit of… More
Khris N
An interesting take on the London bombings and the Metro Police's investigations, we meet a Commander of Pakistani descent who is placed in charge to… More
Walter M.
"Shoot on Sight" starts with an unarmed Muslim, suspected of being a terrorist, shot and killed by police in the London Underground. Deputy Police… More