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Shooter (2007) In Shooter , Mark Wahlberg, as a former Marine sniper, is brought out of retirement to take out a would-be presidential assassin. It is, however,… 2007-03-23 R PT120M Action/Adventure Drama Michael Pena Mark Wahlberg Danny Glover Kate Mara Paramount Pictures
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Shooter (2007)

MPAA Rating: R

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MARKY MARKSMAN Wahlberg misfires in the dull thriller Shooter
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MARKY MARKSMAN Wahlberg misfires in the dull thriller Shooter
EW's GRADE
C-

Details Release Date: Mar 23, 2007; Rated: R; Length: 120 Minutes; Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama; With: Michael Pena and Mark Wahlberg; Distributor: Paramount Pictures

In Shooter, Mark Wahlberg, as a former Marine sniper, is brought out of retirement to take out a would-be presidential assassin. It is, however, all a big setup, in a plot that recycles the murder of JFK and the sins of Dick Cheney without becoming remotely plausible — or unpredictable. The ultimate crime of this paranoid enemy-of-the-state pulp, directed with more style than brains by Antoine Fuqua (Training Day), is how dull it is. Once the conspiracy is revealed, there's still 90 minutes of manhunt to go, with Wahlberg, in blank-slate mode, reduced to Rambo in the concrete jungle.

Originally posted Mar 21, 2007 Published in issue #927 Mar 30, 2007 Order article reprints