Shoot to Kill (Deadly Pursuit)
Shoot to Kill (Deadly Pursuit) (1988)

Sidney Poitier makes his long-overdue return to films in the 1988 thriller Shoot to Kill. Poitier plays an FBI agent, on the trail of an elusive killer. Reluctantly teamed with tracker Tom Berenger, the citified Poitier braves the wilds of… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: February 12, 1988
DVD Release Date: April 6, 2004
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Cathy Burke
United Press International

It's good to have veteran and able actor Sidney Poitier back on the screen again, and his contribution to Shoot to Kill helps make this action-thriller set in the mountain wilds of the Northwest a slick and satisfying film.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

Awesome thriller!

Clint Morris

You'll feel the sweat dripping off your back. Thrilling beyond belief.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Satisfactory but forgettable manhunt thriller.

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Bill Clark

An underrated, well-directed action flick with a superb performance by Sidney Poitier.

Chuck O'Leary

A gripping manhunt thriller that's also part buddy movie and part outdoor, man-against-the-elements adventure. Might have been taken for granted in 1988, but Shoot to Kill is a corker by today's standards.

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Shoot to Kill is a rip-roaring movie from start to finish.

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Flixster Audience Score: 64% Flixster User Reviews
Jens S.
A truly unique 80s action thriller: in order to chase a killer and diamond thief, an FBI agent (Poitier) has to team up with an expert hiker (Berenger) whose… More
Marcus Woolcott
Starts brilliantly but reveals the killer too soon leaving the tension to just evaporate away. Shame.
Dean McKenna
Good thriller with Sidney Poitier at 63 when the film was shot, looks little more than 40.
Barry Lappin
Brilliant movie showing Poitier hadnt lost it.
Fascade Fiveoneeight
A genuine whodunnit of Sidney Poitier's and Tom Berringer's best team-up to date. A must see.