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  • R
  • 1994
  • 1 hr 38 min
  • 5.3  (9,070)

"Shoot," a 1994 crime thriller, follows the story of a fading Hollywood producer, Barry, played by Richard Gere, on a journey of redemption. Sharon Stone plays his passionate and independent assistant, and Lolita Davidovich is his struggling actress wife. Barry, who produced several box-office hits in the past, is now in a slump. He is constantly fighting with his wife, who feels neglected and unimportant, and is on the verge of losing his job. In a desperate attempt, he travels to Las Vegas to pitch a new movie idea to a wealthy gambler named Alex.

However, while in Vegas, Barry falls deeper into his addiction to gambling and ends up in debt to Alex. Desperate to pay off the debt and save his career, Barry comes up with an idea to shoot a snuff film, a horror film in which a real murder is committed on camera. Alex agrees to finance the movie, and Barry sets out to find a willing participant.

As Barry descends further into a world of crime and depravity, his wife seeks refuge in the arms of her former lover, while his assistant becomes increasingly uneasy with the plan. Complications arise when one of the crew members becomes obsessed with the actress, and the moral consequences of their actions begin to take a toll on everyone involved.

Throughout the film, the characters struggle with themes such as greed, addiction, betrayal, and redemption. While the audience roots for Barry to turn his life around and rediscover his moral compass, they are also forced to confront the dark underbelly of the movie industry and the lengths people will go to achieve success.

The performances in "Shoot" are strong, with Richard Gere giving a standout performance as Barry, a man struggling to reconcile his past success with his present failures. Sharon Stone, in her first role after her breakout performance in "Basic Instinct," is captivating as the tough and ambitious assistant who falls for Barry's charm, while Lolita Davidovich brings depth to her role as the neglected wife.

The cinematography and the use of color in the film are also notable, with vivid, neon-lit scenes in Las Vegas contrasting with the bleak and claustrophobic confines of the film set.

Overall, "Shoot" is a dark and thought-provoking film that explores the morally ambiguous world of the movie industry while keeping the audience on the edge of their seats. With strong performances, striking visuals, and a gripping storyline, this crime thriller is a must-watch for fans of the genre.

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    1 hr 38 min
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    5.3  (9,070)