The Shooter

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  • R
  • 1995
  • 1 hr 44 min
  • 5.1  (2,346)

The Shooter is a riveting action-thriller film from 1995, starring the Swedish actor, Dolph Lundgren, alongside Maruschka Detmers and Assumpta Serna. Set in Spain, the movie follows Michael Rostov (Lundgren), a former US military sniper turned mercenary, who is hired by a wealthy businessman, Lazlo Soot, to assassinate his ex-wife and her lover.

Somewhat reluctantly, Rostov takes on the assignment, only to find himself caught up in a deadly game of cat and mouse, as he realizes he has been set up and is being hunted by Soot’s team of assassins to cover up his tracks. With the help of a local prostitute, Ali (Detmers), and Isabella (Serna), the ex-wife of his target, Rostov must fight to survive and protect the woman he has come to care for.

The movie boasts some impressive action sequences, expertly choreographed and executed by Lundgren, who is in his element here as the brooding, tough-as-nails hero. He delivers a powerful performance as the loner who is forced to confront his own sense of morality, as he begins to question the motives behind his profession and the choices he has made.

Detmers and Serna also turn in strong performances as the women who become inadvertent allies in Rostov's quest for survival. Ali is a streetwise woman with a heart of gold, who helps Rostov navigate the dangerous urban terrain, while Isabella is the elegant and sophisticated former lover of Soot, who holds the key to the mystery behind the assassination plot.

The Shooter also features some stunning cinematography, with the sun-soaked streets of Spain providing a thrilling backdrop for the movie's gritty action scenes. The film explores themes of love, loyalty, and redemption, as Rostov grapples with his own moral compass and tries to make sense of the violence and chaos that surrounds him.

One of the most impressive elements of The Shooter is its pacing. The movie is tightly plotted, with every scene serving a purpose in advancing the story and building tension. The film moves at a breakneck speed, never letting up until the tense finale, which sees Rostov making a final stand against his enemies.

Overall, The Shooter is a gripping and entertaining action-thriller, with strong performances from its cast and some truly impressive action sequences. It is a must-watch for fans of Lundgren and anyone who appreciates a good old-fashioned action movie with heart and substance.

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    5.1  (2,346)