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Sniper Collector's Box Set: Sniper, Sniper 2, and Sniper 3 [Import]
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Tom Berenger and Billy Zane head the cast in this silly action film about a tough Marine and an Olympics marksman who team up in the Panamanian jungle to take out a rebel leader and the drug kingpin financing him. Berenger's done this switched-off soul bit before, but Zane doesn't seem quite ready for his part. In any case, the acting doesn't matter as much to director Luis Llosa as fancy camerawork to give viewers the sense of a bullet hurling along its trajectory. --Tom Keogh --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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I saw it as basically a character study, between an older, more experienced man (Tom Berenger), and a younger, inexperienced and proud man (Billy Zane). They are foisted together on a jungle mission, and while Zane's character is *supposed* to be the superior officer, he soon learns that he is out of his element. Berenger's character calls him "son" as he leads him through the jungle, being simultaniously irritated yet supportive over Zane's inexperience.
I found myself caring about these characters, and appreciating the contrast between them. While this film had flaws (the ending, while adequate, lacked a little "punch"), I still enjoyed the movie overall. The performances of both actors was good -- particularly Berenger, who does the "steely emotionless" thing quite well. Zane was also good at looking a little queazy and out of his element.
I found this movie to be a worthwhile viewing experience. I hear that "Sniper 2" has been filmed (Berenger reprising his role), so I am interested in seeing what Berenger's character is up to now.
As the film stands, it is "okay." But it could have been so much more.
THE ADJUSTMENT OF THE TARGET KNOBS ON THE SCOPE AS MANY PEOPLE SITTING IN THE THEATER DID NOT UNDERSTAND WHAT EXACTLY WAS GOING ON AT TIMES. I THOUGHT THE FIRST KILL IN THE MOVIE WHERE BECKETT SHOOTS CABRERO WHILE HIS SPOTTER GIVES HIM DIRECTION AND RANGE WAS PROBABLY THE MOST ACCURATE OF ALL THE SCENES IN THIS MOVIE. WHAT THEY ONLY TOUCH UPON IN THE MOVIE IS THE TERRIBLE FEEL YOU GET FROM THE FIRST TIME YOU TAKE A HUMAN BEINGS LIFE. SNIPER WORK IS SHOOTING PEOPLE WHEN THEY LEAST SUSPECT IT OR ARE NOT AT A COMBAT READY POSITION. WE WERE TAUGHT NOT TO LOOK AT THE EYES FOR THEY BURN INTO YOUR SOUL. HOWEVER A SNIPER WILL SAVE MANY MORE FRIENDLY LIVES THAN HE WILL EVER TAKE BECAUSE OF HIS DEADLINESS ON THE BATTLEFIELD. I ENCOURAGE ANY YOUNG MAN THINKING ABOUT JOINING THE MILITARY SNIPER RANKS TO ENLIST WITH THE ARMY OR USMC AND WORK HIS WAY INTO THE SNIPER COURSES THERE.
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Let me say that although the Billy Zane character had no place in this movie (Civilians are NOT assigned to Marine Snipers! Read morePublished on May 23 2003 by David D. Meyer
Who can say that this movie is bad? I read a review that it was boring, and no plot. All they did was wonder through a jungle, and one snaps and starts trying to kill the other. Read morePublished on Feb. 28 2003 by Jeremy Bailey
I know this really isn't a 5 star movie, but to me, it is. I really like this movie a lot. Miller (Billy Zane) was a wimp throughout most of this film. Read morePublished on Jan. 18 2003 by Christopher Amodeo
A facinating tale of a mission comprised of two snipers, a hardened veteran of the Jungles and a cocky , somewhat cynical young man who is out of his element in the jungle. Read morePublished on Oct. 12 2002 by Harald P. Cagot
Your Editorial Review calls it "silly action movie". Oh, yeah? Well, you missed by a mile. Your Editor wouldn't hit a barn from six feet away with that kind of aim. Read morePublished on Aug. 10 2002
This movie is awsome.Tom Berenger is a great sniper who takes a rookie(Billy Zane) sniper to kill a drug lord. The end is great I LOVE THIS MOVIE!Published on July 7 2002
I rented sniper on VHS when it first came out. I think it is the BEST sniper movie available. Well I have long awaited it's arrival on DVD. Read morePublished on April 25 2002