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Shooter (2007)

Written By Awir Aditya on Wednesday, August 1, 2012 | 10:06 AM

Genre: Action/Crime/Mystery

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Michael Pena, Kate Mara, Danny Glover

A retired US Marine Corp Sniper, Sgt. Bob Lee Swagger (Wahlberg) was double-crossed by the Army during combat when backup did not arrive and was left to die. Surviving and returning home, he retires with anger and rage against the government. Swagger was known for his sniping ability and one of the few people in the world who is capable of hitting targets from over a mile away. Col. Isaac Johnson (Glover) approaches Bob and asks him to help the government in a top secret assignment. There is a tip that the President will be assassinated from three possible locations and will be done from over a mile away. Johnson wants Bob to scout the three locations and derive which exact location is the President most likely to be shot from and help capture the assassin. The movie is a very typical action movie with American heroism and conspiracy theories. Mark Wahlberg puts on a good show but his performance is lost with lack of support from other actors and the movies overall plot line. If run-of-the-mill and watch-and-forget action movies is what you are seeking, then this movie delivers just that. If your hoping it would be something different or interesting, that probably wont be the case.

Thumbs up: Mark Wahlberg.
Thumbs down: A regular action feature with nothing unique to offer.

Rating: 6.4/10
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