YESTERDAY WAS ABOUT HONOR. TODAY IS ABOUT JUSTICE.
Bob Lee Swagger (Mark Wahlberg), one of the nation’s top military snipers, is recruited to figure out how a presidential assassination might play out but ends up being chased by the authorities. Wahlberg is introduced as a Rambo for the new century in this entertaining action movie. It has no ambition to surprise us in any way, the story isn’t exactly tight and the characters are drawn in broad strokes, but this is nevertheless very slick filmmaking. Nicely shot, and bound to get your adrenaline pumping. Wahlberg is excellent as the soldier who is constantly betrayed by his government.
2007-U.S. 124 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Antoine Fuqua. Novel: Stephen Hunter (“Point of Impact”). Cast: Mark Wahlberg (Bob Lee Swagger), Michael Peña (Nick Memphis), Danny Glover (Isaac Johnson), Kate Mara, Elias Koteas, Rhona Mitra…Ned Beatty, Levon Helm.
Trivia: Keanu Reeves was allegedly considered for the part of Swagger. Followed by a TV series, Shooter (2016- ).