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The Gunman Reviews
It attempts to blend social conscience with a revenge-themed plot feels muddled...
On the plus side, the fight scenes are unsparing, offering gore galore in graphic detail. Therefore, you'll only want to see this is if the sound of gunfire is music to your ears.
From the director of Taken, you would expect a taut thriller given the subject of the film, but Pierre Morel doesn’t quite manage to pull this one off. Yes, there are a few thrills occasionally but as a cohesive film it barely makes the cut.
There's nothing as such in the film that's commendable, save for Penn's physique at his age. But his character seems like he belongs in an 'Expendables' movie rather than the super serious drama in this movie.
Despite having a mere three scenes in The Gunman, Bardem is the only one in the film who brings some personality to the movie. He plays a swaying drunk, who always holds a glass full of delicious pain-relieving liquid. If you find yourself watching this film, you’d certainly need some of that stuff from his glass.
Watch it only for Sean Penn...
The Gunman closely follows the already tired I'll-find-you-and-I'll-kill-you formula to dismaying results. The only reason anyone should ever watch it is if you hate Liam Neeson, but love his films.
There are a few things in this world that are as painful as watching The Gunman. Getting your teeth and your fingernails pulled out simultaneously is what it really feels like. Avoid this movie like the plague. That said, there are a few good action sequences that are interesting. So if you don’t mind a slow and dull plot and prefer a decent action flick, then this film might just be your cup of tea.