Theatrical Release: March 23, 2007


A marksman (Wahlberg) living in exile is coaxed back into action after learning of a plot to kill the president. Ultimately double-crossed and framed for the attempt, he goes on the run to track the real killer and find out who exactly set him up, and why.

Dove Review

“Shooter” is as disturbing as it is well made. I knew “Shooter” was well written when I heard the dialog: “I’m a United States Senator!” exclaims Senator Charles F. Meachum (Ned Beatty). “Exactly!” responds Bob Lee Swagger (Mark Wahlberg). This dialog captures the total unsettling premise of the film. A bitter reality that Bob Lee Swagger feels is totally wrong and has the guts to do something about. A story that tells a disturbing tale about government that is most likely, I’m afraid, closer to reality than fiction.

The film is violent because it revolves around men without conscience with far too much power and latitude. Though violent and graphic in parts, Antoine Fuqua does a good job at keeping it from going over the top.

This is another film where Hollywood could release an edited version that would do well since the storyline, acting, directing and writing are first rate. But this version is definitely out for the family audience due to language and violence.

Content Description

Sex: None
Language: GD-1; D-1; S-2; B-2; H-2; A-3; F-8;
Violence: A lot of shooting and killing throughout the film. Blood shown in most all of it; man shot with shotgun; man stabbed - 4; men blown up. Man's arm is blown off.
Drugs: Man drinks beer.
Nudity: Woman's breast shows through thin t-shirt. Woman shown in bra.
Other: Disregard for human life; corruption of government officials.


Company: Paramount
Writer: Jonathan Lemkin and Stephen Hunter
Director: Antoine Fuqua
Genre: Action
Runtime: 127 min.
Industry Rating: R
Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Michael Peña, Danny Glover
Reviewer: Dave Lukens