Wednesday, April 21, 2010


I still have this problem of thinking of Mark Wahlberg as the underwear model turned poor man's Matt Damon but I'll be the first to admit the guy can act when he's given the right material and a competent director and in SHOOTER we have both. Granted, it's straight forward action with a bit of a puzzle throw in to keep the whole thing interesting but when you boil it down all we want to see is Marky blow some heads off and this his does in spades. Director Antoine Fuqua (TRAINING DAY) is great with this type of fare and once again manages to assemble a great cast for a modest dollar including Danny Glover, Elias Koteas, Rade Serbedzija, Ned Beatty and the lovely Rhona Mitra. Speaking of lovely, great to see Kate Mara, who we'll be seeing in IRON MAN 2, getting some proper screen time and Levon Helm has a killer cameo. SHOOTER seems to have slipped through the cracks when released but don't let this discourage you, SHOOTER hits the target bang on.


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