is a decent political thriller with enough action and conspiracy
to entertain most male movie fans -- but not much to offer the
It deals with government officials who
abuse their powers, and there's enough story about the life of
the sniper/sharpshooter that will probably be the most satisfying
when realizing he's been set up and forced to run for his life
when he's framed for murder.
It's far from perfect, but I found this
Mark Wahlberg is nearly believable as a
Ramboesque sharpshooter caught up in the middle of political
However, this action/thriller filled with
government conspiracy, cardboard bad guys, and some of the worst
dialog in a decade fails to deliver -- not on action, which is
almost nonstop, but on believability.
We've seen this nonsense before.
The movie, Shooter, is a better-than-average
It mixes intense emotion, governmental
back stabbing, double-dealing, and cover-ups into the structure
of their story.
The message of the film is: never trust
anyone in power, because they are out to get you.
The action is almost non-stop after the
It's the fast-paced, energetic good guys
with impossible odds and only one way out against the bad guys.
This is not a date flick and contains adult
language, torture, and violent gunplay.
This picture is really the struggle of
one man against the system.