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About the Movie
From the director of Taken comes The Gunman, a pulse-pounding action thriller starring two-time Academy Award® winner Sean Penn. It’s been eight years since Jim Terrier (Penn) worked as a black ops assassin and now someone from his old organization wants him dead. Pursued across Africa and Europe by elite hit men, Terrier is dragged back into his dangerous past as he engages in a relentless cat-and-mouse game to take out the man who betrayed him. Idris Elba, Ray Winstone, Mark Rylance and Oscar® winner Javier Bardem costar in a hair-trigger thrill ride the critics are calling, “Intense!” (Dave Karger, Fandango)
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 169
- Fresh: 29
- Rotten: 140
- Average Rating: 4.4/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: The Gunman degenerates into dreary setups for guns and gore. Penn merits more. So do we.
Rotten: Part of the contract that movies of this sort forge with moviegoers is that the reasons for all the running and gunning won't get in the way of the action. "The Gunman" doesn't play by those rules.
Rotten: Rarely, though, have two Academy Award-winning actors been so stunningly off the mark in the same movie.
Rotten: It devolves into a mess of worn plot lines. If Morel wanted to give Penn's career new life as a world-weary action hero, he missed his target.
The Gunman a hit
Although not a Sean Penn fan, this movie was very well acted and the story line realistic and engaging. The technical aspects were spot on. I highly recommend it.
"one of the greatest actors of his generation"…. nope, sorry, Penn isn't. He's okay at best. And he should stick to other types of movies, because he was completely unbelievable as a "action tough guy" in the likes of Willis or Stallone or many others. Not everyone is meant to play certain characters in certain types of genres, and he was definitely out of his element here. On top of that, the movie was pretty boring, very predictable, we've seen this tale over and over and over, only this time the cast was mediocre at best. Save your money...
movie is not good, penn is worse
Somewhere along the line propaganda seemed to form of Sean Penn being an actor of some ability. If there ever was an instance which flatly disproves such a factoid—this is that!! The type casting of him as a buffoon has worked for him in the past… but this character, a grown man with gravitas-- is is simply far beyond Penn’s wheelhouse. For him even to approximate (particularly given his non-existent acting skill set) such makes us to not be sure whether to be more sorry for the public watching or poor Sean’s embarrassing of himself. Do yourself a favor and RUN from this one...