Shooter (2007)

A top Marine sniper who previously abandoned the military after a routine mission gave way to tragedy is double-crossed by the government after reluctantly being pressured back into service in Training Day director Antoine Fuqua's… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: March 23, 2007
DVD Release Date: June 26, 2007
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Critic Score: 47% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: With an implausible story and numerous plot holes, Shooter fails to distinguish itself from other mindless action-thrillers.

Ben Walters
Time Out

The film's weird, thin politics become harder to swallow as it lurches from set-up to set-up.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

It's one of those conspiracy thrillers that keeps on asking you to take a leap of faith, until you get tired of leaping and you just start laughing in all the wrong places.

Ben Rawson-Jones
Digital Spy

Shooter is nothing special, but a combination of appealing performances, intriguing plot twists and exciting action sequences mean that we're never less than entertained.

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

This is the first big-studio action picture (the director is Antoine Fuqua) with some of the disgusted, bloody nihilism of the post-Vietnam era.

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David Fear
Time Out

Ballistic fetishists and anticorporate activists will find common ground in each violent act against political fat cats, but the rest of us are left to wallow in the bloodlust and wonder who switched the reels.

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Dave White

There's enough unsettling paranoia that you don't exactly know how it's all going to turn out. It feels more like it could have come from the early '70s, when happy endings might not necessarily be right around the corner.

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David Denby
New Yorker

The engaging, fast-talking idiosyncrasy of [Wahlberg's] performance in The Departed has vanished.

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Scott Tobias
AV Club

As the body count increases, the kills become so gratuitous that the effect is numbing, like watching a line of metal ducks get pinged at the state fair.

Heather Boerner
Common Sense Media

Gory vigilante political thriller for adults only.

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Flixster Audience Score: 80% Flixster User Reviews
Red Lats
I enjoyed Shooter. It is always nice when it is one-against-the-world, and the one comes through - even though it would be a fantasy.
Albert Kim
I like Mark Wahlberg. I'm a huge gun fanatic. I love action movies. But this movie disappointed man... The plot, typical. The ending, one of the worst… More
Clintus Maximus
Mark Wahlberg is quickly becoming my favorite action star with the release of Lone Survivor coming after this action thriller from 2007. He's become the… More
Alex roy
Shooter is a pretty good and engaging action film starring Mark Wahlberg. I thought that the film was very entertaining, pulse pounding and action packed. Mark… More
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An ex Special Services sniper is recruited to investigate a possible assassination attempt on the President but when he is framed for the death of a foreign… More