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SHOOTERS

SYNOPSIS:
When Gilly (Louis Dempsey) comes out of prison after six years vowing to go straight, itís not long before he is dragged back into the underworld by his best friend, J (Andrew Howard), who persuades him to do the famous Ďone last big jobí. In this case, a very shady deal involving several dangerous crims and a cunning Scottish arms dealer.


Review by Andrew L. Urban:
The English criminal classes get another airing in this gritty and enjoyable flick with little new to offer the genre but effective enough. From the foul mouthed crims to the half jokey cinematic style, Shooters is no worse and no better than others of its ilk, but at least itís edgy and watchable by virtue of solid performances and a constantly changing pace. The plot gets too convoluted for its own good, which makes it less effective than it might have been.

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CRITICAL COUNT
Favourable: 0
Unfavourable: 0
Mixed: 1

SHOOTERS (MA)
(UK)

CAST: Adrian Dunbar, Andrew Howard, Louis Dempsey, Gerard Butler, Jason Hughes, Melanie Lynskey, Matthew Rhys, Ioan Gruffud and introducing Jamie Sweeney

PRODUCER: Margery Bone

DIRECTOR: Glenn Durfort, Colinn Teague

SCRIPT: Louis Dempsey, Andrew Howard, Gary Young

CINEMATOGRAPHER: Tom Erisman

EDITOR: Kevin Whelan

MUSIC: Kemal Ultanur

PRODUCTION DESIGN: Robin Tarsnane

RUNNING TIME: 91 minutes

AUSTRALIAN DISTRIBUTOR: Universal

AUSTRALIAN RELEASE: August 15, 2002







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