Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Shoot to Kill

When you consider this was released in 1988 it's easy to see why DIE HARD blew the eyes and minds of so many. I swear, this Roger Spottieswoode (TERROR TRAIN) film looks like it was made in 1970 which is not to say it's a bad film. On the contrary, due to some fair acting from Sidney Poitier and Tom Berenger with a half decent script SHOOT TO KILL turns out to be a great little atmospheric thriller. The idea of a big city cop having to chase a killer crossborder into the mountains of British Columbia is a nice take and throwing said killer in with a party of holiday fishermen being guided by Kirstie Alley is surprisingly effective especially when you cast a group of actors known for playing bad guys prior to this. The gimmick will keep your interest as you try to guess which one is the big bad! The ending is a tad weak but this is not uncommon in these sort of films, just the same, SHOOT TO KILL is worth staying up for if it hits your late night rotation.


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