Movie Review: Shooter

Marky Mark. No one ever thought that he of all people… would actually become a decent actor.
But yes, the guy from the Funky Bunch actually made it to the big screen. And does a really good job there too. In Shooter (Widescreen Edition) [affiliate], he is a USMC scout sniper who left the Marine Corp after a traumatic experience that left his best friend dead. A shadow government tries to string him along for a ride, but little do they know that he’s the one in charge until the end.
What’s interesting about this movie is that while it was your action thriller type, it really does go into detail how snipers go about their business and how many know the ins and outs of even building home-made type devices and how their bullets will fly given the environment. These are more Special Forces based, but they definitely know their stuff.
What’s more interesting is the tidbit of information such as the fact that Wahlberg actually had to learn to shoot with both his left and right hands and was trained by a former USMC scout sniper. I would be curious to know if someone that actually knows how to shoot would be able to tell if it was accurate.
All in all, it’s a great action flick. I definitely recommend it for for a late Sunday afternoon when you’re just itching for a good sniper movie and there’s just nothing on the tube. It beats any of the B-rated movies by far, but I’m not sure if I would have seen it in the theater.

  • I liked the movie a lot and would definately have shelled out the extra $ for the theater.

  • I liked the movie a lot and would definately have shelled out the extra $ for the theater.