Starring Mark Wahlberg, The
Shooter is about an army sniper who lives in seclusion from the
world with only a dog for company and his arsenal of weapons. This
is a well paced film with Wahlberg certainly proving he is up for
the job and then some with the impressive resume he has been
building up over the years of challenging roles that he has carried
off to perfection.
As it turns out, The Shooter is
hired by the government to plan out an attack on the president of
the United States as a precaution against such an event. One thing
leads to another and he is suddenly on the run as the government he
has sworn to protect turns against him as does the group who have
set him up.
Look it's not the greatest plot
in the world, nor one that has never been explored before, however
The Shooter provides a stack of great action scenes, good dialogue
and a ride that is more than worth the trip. The special effects are
well up to standard and filled with all the prerequisite things that
make for a cool action flick. I certainly enjoyed it thoroughly and
have since made the trip through the film numerous times.
I have no problems with
recommending this movie to any audience who enjoys fast paced
thrilling action titles. Wahlberg totally owns the role and as
always shows his strengths as an actor along with a great supporting
role from Danny Glover and Ned Beatty, as well as a host of other
good talent. Hire or buy this one today, you won't be disappointed.
Survival of the Fittest: The Making of Shooter
"Independence Hall" featurette