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Shooters

  • 2000
  • Glenn Durfort
  • 91 mins
  • 18

Summary

Crime drama starring Adrian Dunbar and Andrew Howard. Desperate to atone to the buddy who did time in his place, a petty crook embarks on an overambitious gun deal.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

Despite achieving an intensity that has been absent from the recent crop of blackly comic British crime flicks, this gathering of Identikit characters and stock situations does little for the reputation of an almost totally discredited genre. Surely you've heard the one about the ex-con - in this case, he's played by co-writer Louis Dempsey - who tries to go straight but ends up getting dragged into a dangerously dodgy deal by his loose cannon of a pal (played by second co-writer Andrew Howard)? Of course, the underworld's seedy opportunism and latent violence underpin the action. But Howard's bid to deal guns under the nose of his sadistic boss, Adrian Dunbar, is as much hamstrung by plot predictability as his own sleeve-worn flaws. Things might have improved had directors Colin Teague and Glenn Durfort focused on honour and responsibility instead of packing in the double-crosses. But it's unlikely.

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Credits

Cast

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Max BellAdrian Dunbar
JAndrew Howard
GillyLouis Dempsey
Jackie JuniorGerard Butler
Charlie FranklinJason Hughes
EddieMatthew Rhys
Freddy GunsIoan Gruffudd
SkipJamie Sweeney
MarieMelanie Lynskey
Detective Inspector Sarah PryceEmma Fielding
GlennGlenn Durfort

Crew

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DirectorGlenn Durfort
DirectorColin Teague

Details

Theatrical distributor
Universal
Released on
2002-01-25
Languages
English
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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