Thanks to the reviewer who actually gave the plot away.
A really good one, it makes you wonder just how close to the truth some of this stuff is
We love this movie, have watched it several times over the years and probably will do again.
This movie was very predictable. Good action scenes and special effects. Is a film you can watch while doing the housework, no real surprises but still a good watch.
Predictable and typical Hollywood 'set up' movie
Good movie, well acted just goes to show you don't mess with a mans dog.Worth viewing.
Very impressed. A good action film well acted. Plenty of action and intrigue. I do not deny that the plot is a little predictable and a bit "Only in America" towards the end, however still a great watch.
Suprisingly this was a really good movie. Action packed from the beginning to the end with some good blowing ups along the way. The DVD I got also stopped and started and missed bits near the end. Definitely worth watching.
Same old story line but still a good movie
This DVD was of poor quality and could not be watched in sections. No sound and pixellated.
Final sections of the movie were not available to watch
Outstanding film. Loved it
Wow, this movie had me glued to my seat. The twists and turns were unreal, I would recommend viewing this movie
Nice twists in real time.
Action, intrigue and great scenery. Liked it a lot and I am a woman. Most men would like this because of the action.
Could watch this movie over and over.....one of my favourites should be a five star!
Great DVD but needs a good clean as jumped scenes
Seen this movie a few times before....Just one of those you can watch again!!! Full of action and explosions....Will definately watch it again soon..;)
Great Fim for action film, detailed characters,better attention to detail.
Faded off towards end when it became predictible Hollywood ending.
DVD version tranfer was poor, pixelisation, jaged lines in many of the action scenes. Hopefully the BlueRay version is better
Highly recommend this.One could say 'only in America' but I almost believed this could or did really happen. Casting & direction were spot on. Get ready for a fast & furious ride.
Excellent movie, really enjoyed this.....kept me watching the whole way through.
Nicely done. One can understand the darkness surrounding politics all the world over after seeing this.
A clever action movie, good plot, beautiful scenery and great acting by Mark Wahlberg.
Good action movie, great for feets-up evening.
Does not deserve more than 3 stars though.... Not much to the plot - just enjoy and don't analyse too much!
Excellent action movie - a must to watch
Patriotic American claptrap. Then again, Danny Glover doesn't do good films does he? I should have known.
It's a great idea that doesn't seem to hold up in any exciting way. Reasonable unrealistic action makes it interesting but annoying at times. Good cast and solid performances are its major contribution. I'd put it at the end of the queue but not completely out.
Excellent movie. Great action, a believable story-line and good acting from both Mark Wahlberg and Danny Glover. Film needs to be viewed 2-3 times to get the full plot.
Great film, high body count but very enjoyable. Bit hard to understand the mumbles but then I think that is American movies sometimes.
very good movie mark walburg did good job
Very enjoyalbe action pretty non stop, Wahlberg plays his part very well
Good movie , but it is so left field of the book it was taken from, that it could have been a different story altogether.
An excellent MOVIE lots of action and twists.
Just an excellent movie - if you don't mind a bit of violence. The plot is intriguing, and the acting is exceptional. It's also a true reflection of the workings of government and the powers that be.
Great action - thank you.
This movie was brilliant. Excitement all the way through the movie and great ending.
What a great movie. Very unusual part for Danny Glover but excellent performance just the same.
Loved it. If only this would happen in real life, governments would actually be afraid to screw the population.
Yet anther excellent movie.
Great movie, relevant if not a little cliched. Something for everyone in this-action, espionage, history, plus nice eye candy.
Poor guy, they just wont leave him alone! A familiar storyline of double crossing and assassinations similar to a James Bond movie. Mark Wahlberg does a fantastic job here, he is in great shape. Must be all the running.
This is a must see.
Action packed ,full of drama,you got to watch this one,brilliant movie
Great action movie. really sucks you in and you have to watch to the end.
More twists and turns than a red bull Air-race. Good value.
Brilliant - thoroughly enjoyed it I watched it twice...
I thought it was very enjoyable and enjoyed the storyline plenty of action a little weak at the end but still thought it a good one
Another awesome Mark Wahlberg movie. A big fan of his. Great plot and believable characters. The sort of movie that will open peoples minds and make them think "what if?".
Ho Hum..another kill 'em..shoot 'em up B grade movie..starts off great but goes down hill slowly then avalanches into a dull bang-em-up...not as bad as some but I don't recommend this ..a 6/10
great action scenes with fist clenching suspense. Great ending, with a double twist. Highly recomended.
Great action flick. Opening will test your home theatre equipment. Very good.
Mark Wahlberg is excellent in this movie. A very good movie not to be missed.
Not even remotely believeable that one man could survive such an onslaught, but as action films go it wasn't bad.
A very good movie and Mark Wahlberg does the role justice. The only (minor) issue of note is that the final ending is fairly predictable.
Worth the watch
Great flick. Suspend your skepticism and sit back and enjoy. A great shoot-up movie and has the Rambo-like feel to it. The ending is a bit too contrived and could have been done better.
Excellent movie, Mark Wahlberg played the roll well as the disillusioned soldier and Danny Glover as the Spook who framed him and trying to kill him. Lots of action and explosions.
love love love LOVED it. marky mark anyone?! great story, not predictable and sexy as hell.
great movie. mark was fantastic.
Quite entertaining and better than I had expected. Unfortunately the ending fizzled a little, but overall a good movie and good performance by Whalberg.
Mark Wahlberg at his finest. Action packed and very thorough. If you love an invincible character you will adore the protagonist! Only critisim was that the ending may leave a little more desired by some!
A great sharp-shooter movie which has plenty of impressive sniper shots and explosions. One of the few action movies my husband and I have both enjoyed equally.
Although this film is a stack of cliched plot devices it turns out to be slightly above average for the run of action dramas. There is the wronged soldier, the evil senator in league with the corrupt senior brass involved in an underlying conspiracy, the gilrfriend in peril and the all action man hero; car chases, helicopter assaults, a token Hispanic. Wow! what could you possibly want more from Hollywood except some new ideas.
There were some echoes to the real life assassination of John F Kennedy. Swagger was duped into becoming the patsy in a building and position at the window, much like the alleged shooting position at the book depository in Dallas Texas. Like Oswald, who was a government agent, Swagger is supposed to be keeping his eye on things, just as Oswald was charged with infiltrating a group of right wing nuts to see what they were up to and ended up being set up as the shooter. Oswald was silenced by police confidant and informer Jack Ruby. In the film Swagger, as the hero who cannot die, was lucky not to suffer the same fate when he was shot by a corrupt cop. Oswald was also implicated in a shoot-out with a policeman, Officer Tippet. Oswald was portrayed by the FBI/Warren Commission as a great marksman, in other words, a shooter, a sniper.
People like to play with the idea that one man could go up against a governent with only his own natural abilities and resources and against all odds defeat the corruption which abounds there. This idea gives us vicarious thrills and a warm fuzzy feeling inside and is OK as a form of light entertainment. Our reality though is much different. We have only to consider at a lower level what ususally happens to the lowliest whistle-blower going up against their company.
Excellent movie with a balanced mix of the essential elements (Actors, intrigue, betrayal, action, etc). Notable however are the extras, and particularly the political message that ended up on the cutting room floor. Take time to review the deleted scenes!
Good Movie, definately worth a look
Not quite up to the Bourne series but well worth watching.
Not a bad time waster if you're not in a thinking mood.
Action packed but a little predictable. Still entertaining though.
me like my few friends was hesitant to watch this but realized that from the start it aint ordanary...great to see
Thoroughly enjoyed this film lots of action
gday mack bolan. This is mack to a tee. But its well acted, reasonable US story line.
Worth a watch
A great story line, well acted, filming & details believable for the US movie scene.
Will watch it again as it is a movie more is seen each time.
I enjoyed this movie immensely! Excellent insite into sharp shooters and how much really goes into their job. Great action sequences also. Overall it kept me watching to the very end!
As an action film this is great, the storyline isn't the best and I wasn't impressed with Danny Glover at all. Worth watching though.
Excellent movie, only bad thing to say about it is that they whisper alot & it makes it hard to hear what they're saying. Other than that, highly recommend to everyone.
Great action movie. There’s something liberating when the good guys take law into his own hands.
absolutly brilliant,kept me on my toes, took a while to see the plot,but overall very good & tense
Above average action flick. No real surprises in the plot, this is one of those films which is more about the journey than the destination.
really good. great story line, definately watch again
ell cent movie.
I really enjoyed it. Not a boring movie by any means and very life like for those into proper snipper like movies. Covers alot of real facts about how snipers work.
Great action movie....who said graft and corruption was rife in politics? Well worth watching.
Excellent shoot em up action movie and if you are female Mark W is always good on the eye too
somewhat predictable & some of the acting was pretty tacky. enough action to keep you interested though.
I loved this Movie. Mark Wahlburg is hot hot hot! The movie was different to what I thought but it is definatey a must see!!!!
Excellent movie..well acted, fast paced. Danny Glover gave his character the right amount of menace..Action sequences were great and in line with the genre of the movie.
I watch alot of movies & this one had me so tuned in the whole way. I loved it one of the best movies you will see.
I gotta agree! wicked movie.
Good acting, great action, suspense, Recommend to anyone who does not like slow movies
This is an action plus movie with a good storey line.
I recomend this to anyone esspecially guys.
loved it. kept you going the whole way through.
Some nice action sequences, and cinematography but the rest is.... well... the rest is poo.
Exciting action, great plot, suprise twist at the end. I thought I selected it for the boys but found the movie very entertaining and well worth a look.
Lots of shooting with amazing accuracy. Lots of flames and fast action.
Shooter was a great movie with some unbelievable shooting scenes, car chases and excitment keeping you on the edge of your seat up to the very end.
A sit on the edge of your seat movie
This is what you call action movie. Very enjoyable, story line is fantastic. This is a "MUST SEE" movie. One of the best action movie since the Bourne movies.
I thought this action-packed film was great. Great way to spend a Saturday arvo with the lads.
Great movie. Kinda clicked onto what was going on early in the piece but still really enjoyed the action.
my hubby liked this one! good shootem up, blood, guts, blowing up etc. I did not watch it myself but he enjoyed it!!
This film starts with one of the oldest cliches in the book (soldier shows picture of girlfriend so you just know he'll be dead within minutes) and goes downhill from there. A tiresome vigilante storyline, where a stoic good guy gets framed by corrupt bad guys (Danny Glover playing EVIL to the max, badly) and there's a love story crammed in to make fans feel less guilty for getting turned on by the endless parade of extras getting shot in the head. This is "entertainment" for the lowest common denominator. Awful.
Good movie worth the watch.
Absolutely awesome, will watch again !
Excellent action flick. A really good ride if you're prepared to suspend reality and go with the flow. Tons of action.
great action - keeps interest but just another anti govt conspiracy film
Yes quite a good film, plenty of action
This is one great movie. Action thriller and even a little hint of love.A+
Electrifying. I couldn't stop watching it.
Bit predictable really. Wahlberg was ok but not something I would recommend.
Powerful but alarming film as you find yourself ready to accept killing as an acceptable solution.
good movie with grt action.
Probably one of the most appropriately titled movies this year.
No need to bother with Character development, plot or morals just sit back and watch the killing. Quite enjoyable for what it is.
Fantastic action packed movie. One of the best I have seen in a while and highly recommend.
Great fun. A solid action flick with plenty of bangs for your buck. I love action movies and am prepared to overlook a lot of the stupidity that the genre inflicts on the audience. Particularly stupid moments in this film include the dog fetching Mark Wahlberg a cool Bud from the fridge in his mountain top hideaway. Kind of a conspiracy theory red neck thriller for the 21st century. Good action sequences.
Excellent action flick and espionage keeps you thinking, betrayal and revenge, love Wahlberg, he's great in this
Not a big fan of action movies but this was enjoyable not for the squemish as there is a lot of violence.
Loved the plot he could be my body guard any time
Well what can I say a lot of nothing, same old sort of Rambo come Arnie film, whats happened to Danny Glover, he has a real lisp now, dont know if it was acting, but not a good movie, Boring
Excellent movie, highly recommended
Best ever movie i've seen with Mark Wahlberg as main actor, he naturally portrayed the charactor in this one. Was a excellent fast actioned movie to watch, no long drawn out scenes, real action packed!
Good action movie with a twist
This movie is thoroughly enjoyable, is a must for action fans.
Wow, a really good film! Makes you think about Politicians.
Great. Excellently detailed. Good action.
Fantastic,believable characters in an unbelivable situation
What a surprise! Not just an action flick, but a well researched action thriller.
It's hard to believe the guy who starred in this movie and helped secure The Departed as a brilliant movie is the same Mark Wahlberg that was jumping around our screens singing pop/rap as Marky Mark with his Funky Bunch...
This was First blood with a better plot and stronger characters.
Add to that some well known actors playing decidedly bad guys and this movie certainly packs a punch on many levels.
There is no option to give it 4.5 stars, so I'm going with the full five.... Great movie
Good movie that takes and interesting twist to keep things moving at a fast pace.
thought it might be a bit over the top american hero stuff but turned out a excellent film, even my wife liked it and she hates bang / sex / blowup movies
i found it to be an exciting dvd to watch; A good thriller,kept you on your toes;
This was recommended to me by my brother and I really didn't think it would be my kind of movie, but it was great. Kept me watching till the very end. Wahlberg was great. It was gripping viewing!!
Awesome. Marky Mark has definately grown up and has the firepower to prove it!! A not- to-be-missed action thriller of the highest calibre.
What a fantastic movie ! Great story with a totally different twist on "Presidential assination storylines". One of the most enjoyable movies of this genre that I have watched. Great acting by Danny Glover and especially Mark Wahlberg. You must see this. Highly recommended.
Shades of Commando and every other action film ever made, but an enjoyable film nonetheless.
best movie i've seen in a long time
It was so 'good' I can't remember what it was about even tho I watched it 5 days ago!
interesting but not as good as i had hoped sorry
Wahlberg and Glover must be hard up for a quid! Disappointing film, unrealistic script with no great substance. More holes in the plot than shots fired in the movie. Action movie just thrown together. Not recommended
great 'flick' Wahlberg excells in this one
oh my god!!! that sums it up in three words. this is a not to be missed movie.
greaqt movie good plot good acting
Good thriller. Husband gave up on it as couldn't understand the dialogue in parts- very "mumbled"
Way better than I was expecting, this was one well made movie, great plot and great acting made this one enjoyable action movie.
Wasn't bad at all. Seemed to go for a fair while & there was a heap of action to keep you entertained. But had a good story line to keep things interesting. Will watch it again.
A repeat of some previous storylines, but still the actions are pretty good.
Mark Wahlberg does it again, well acted, good plot, enjoyed the movie, pretty scary if someone is this good a sniper :-)
Excellent story line. Expect the unexpected right from the start
We were really enjoyed both Mark Wahlberg and the unexpected twists in the plot. He has a style of his own but we feel he will always be in Matt Damon's shadow as far a style and pinache
good film, though typical cliche ending. Mark Walhberg is a good actor and is convincing. Some of the sound quality was crap, dialougue was mumbled.
Good film, enjoyed it. Unfortunately Hollywood got ahold of this and wrecked the script for the 2nd half of film, particularily the ending.
A gritty action film, which pushes all the right cliches:
A disaffected patriot with special skills;
A rookie Government agent who's learning the ropes;
A senior Government official who is only interested in lining his own pockets; and an off-limits love interest that slowly comes around.
All in all a very enjoyable film.