#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Bob Lee Swagger, one of the world’s great marksmen and the son of a Medal of Honor recipient, is a loner living in the Rockies. He’s left the military, having been hung out to dry in a secret Ethiopian mission a few years before, when he’s recruited by a colonel to help find a way that the President of the US might be assassinated in one of three cities in the next two weeks. He does his work, but the shot is fired notwithstanding and Bob Lee is quickly the fall guy: wounded and hunted by thousands, he goes to ground and, aided by two unlikely allies, searches for the truth and for those who double-crossed him. All roads lead back to Ethiopia.
Plot: A marksman living in exile is coaxed back into action after learning of a plot to kill the president. Ultimately double-crossed and framed for the attempt, he goes on the run to track the real killer and find out who exactly set him up, and why??
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All around solid action-thriller with Mark Wahlberg in his element. Luis Guzman served as a fun sidekick and Kate Mara is a stunner. Shame this didn’t do better at the box office, would’ve liked to have a sequel instead of that USA Network TV show… **3.75/5**
Ah, so that’s what happened. Kinda.
“I’m a patsy!”
The last words of an accused presidential assassin, himself killed – on live TV no less. Ah, the 60s, when America appeared at once to be both starting to “get it” and also coming apart at the seams.
Lee Harvey Oswald was introduced to the world as a lone sharp shooter who felled a president. But, very early in the aftermath, there were doubts and details that, in total, just didn’t seem to add up. Accordingly, theories proliferated questioning the veracity of that official position in light of evidence and the interpretations thereof. If the official story is not what happened, is there a plausible scenario that would more reasonably account for all those details, moving us closer to the truth of what may otherwise have actually happened?
And thus, we have Shooter.
No, it is no attempt to flesh out, to the last inch, everything that is or may have been about Oswald. It’s a story that has parallels – and even a non-casual mention of/reference to the Kennedy assassination to help us watching at home realize what we were actually watching – a plausible scenario.
Exciting flick. Leave your disbelief suspended at home.
“Shooter” is a tale about a patriot who gets used & abused by the government that he swore allegiance to. Even worse, they do nasty things to his dog. It’s the kind of movie that makes you want to run off to Canada, not because you hate your country but because you hate the goons who are running it. But don’t pack your hockey stick just yet because the story provides enough satisfying turns to keep things entertaining rather than depressing.
“Bob Lee Swagger” (Mark Wahlberg) is an Army sniper, one of the best, who is given the assignment of planning–but not executing–an assassination. That’s all I’ll say about the plot because the fun part is riding all the twists & turns that follow. Danny Glover plays his government liaison while at the top is Ned Beatty playing a questionable senator.
What follows is an action packed political conspiracy thriller along the lines of a Tom Clancy story (“Clear and Present Danger”, “Patriot Games”) but with the noticeable difference that our hero Bob is a total badass, sort of like a dash of “First Blood”. And that’s what makes this movie really fun when he starts to take things on the offensive.
My only criticism is, as I implied in my title, a few preposterous things happen so be prepared. You know, stuff like when a person gets shot multiple times but is still able to swim across the Delaware River. (I mean bullets, sure, but all that Jersey waste’ll kill ya faster than battery acid.) But if you can go along for the ride without raising too many eyebrows, this flick will definitely keep you riveted from start to finish. Bonus points for being shot in Philadelphia, the perfect city for a story like this.
The Good & Bad Of ‘Shooter’
THE GOOD – What a great start! The first half hour of this is outstanding and the first hour very good. It looks like, as advertised, that if you enjoyed the “Bourne” movies (“The Bourne Identity” and “The Bourne Supremacy”) you should like this and that was the case with me…..for the first hour. Mark Walhber’s “Bob Lee Swagger” is a likable hero, a good guy in every sense. Yes, he’s macho, intelligent, a thoughtful, patriotic guy, etc.. The scenes where he is eluding everyone in Philadelphia in what would be an impossible dragnet lack a little credibility but they sure are fun to watch.
The first half included an interesting study on what it takes to be a good “sniper.” It also had good photography and I especially liked the overhead shots of Philadelphia. The chase scenes were fun to watch, too. Near the end, the white sniper camouflage outfit Walhberg was wearing in Montana was really cool.
THE BAD – Who wrote this script? Oliver Stone? Michael Moore? The DNC? I couldn’t believe all the politics – all the Liberal conspiracies and the anti-Bush Administration comments – in the last hour of this movie. First, this extreme paranoid view that everyone in the government is corrupt is vastly overworked by Hollywood and this movie is the topper where they aren’t even subtle about these crackpot theories. Talk about biting the hand that feeds you! Filmmakers make literally millions of dollars in this country and do nothing but bash the government. It’s really worked to death in this film, more than the Bourne stories. To what extremes film writers go, just check out Elias Koteas’ portrayal of government agent in here, and you get my drift. No guy in that position would act like that.
The Oliver Stone-like politics come into play big-time when Swagger meets this old guy in Tennessee who espouses every Liberal conspiracy theory that Stone likes to dish out. They still are trying to pass on all the conspiracy theories on the JFK assassination. That, and a not-so-subtle dig at WMDs, President Bush’s comments why we are in Iraq, the Secretary of Defense supposedly being a liar and other negative opinions connected with the Iraq War, just keep coming after that. It’s unrelenting.
They turn a decent action thriller into one big Left Wing propaganda piece. They didn’t do that in the Bourne movies, but they sure spew out their political venom in here.
That’s bad enough but the Rambo-mentality was an insult to all viewers, regardless of political persuasion. There had to be at least 50 trained army guys storming a house with our hero in it, along with his FBI friend, and all 50 guys are killed and the two “good guys” don’t even get a scratch?! Then, a helicopter arrives with more guys shooting at them, and Swagger kills all of them, too! This is embarrassingly moronic.
OVERALL – After a great first hour, this movie dumbed down so badly in the second half that it just left me shaking my head in disbelief! How a film can be so entertaining and somewhat intelligent and go down the dumper so fast and be so stupid in the second half is staggering. It winds up being a “coulda, shoulda” movie in which we just lament how good this should have been, but wasn’t
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 4 min (124 min)
Genre Action, Drama, Thriller
Director Antoine Fuqua
Writer Jonathan Lemkin, Stephen Hunter
Actors Mark Wahlberg, Michael Peña, Rhona Mitra
Country United States
Awards 2 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix SDDS, DTS, Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL, Panavision Primo and C-Series Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Platinum, Panavision Primo and C-Series Lenses
Laboratory Company 3, Los Angeles (CA), USA (digital intermediate), DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length 3,300 m (Italy), 3,446 m (Sweden), 3,469 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision2 500T 5218, Vision 250D 5246)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Panavision (anamorphic) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 2383), D-Cinema