Shooter, directed by Antoine Fuqua, a leg up on more anonymous political-conspiracy thrillers like The Sentinel, playing the material with a hard-charging heart and
rugged determination that capture the essence of these
strong-and-silent-types who fall hard for the loft rhetoric of
idealism, do occasionally awful things in the service of their
country’s mission, and then fall even harder when they come to learn so
many of their superiors don’t believe the same things that they do.
While the film lacks a there-will-be-blood fatalism and/or
more explicit, hot-button topicality that would have, in my estimation,
truly pushed it over the hump to near-classic thriller status, it can’t
be said that the movie cops out on any level. When Bob Lee Swagger sets
out to set things right, by God, that means there will be justice, and not of the candy-ass variety. For the full review, from FilmStew, click here.