The Gunman [DVD] [2015]

  • SKU: 6163255
  • Release Date: 06/30/2015
  • Rating: R
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
88% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (121 out of 138)

Synopsis


The Gunman
A former Special Ops soldier (Sean Penn) is targeted as a risk by his employers (Javier Bardem and Idris Elba), and must go on the run to survive and clear his name. ~ Daniel Gelb, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Sean Penn
    Sean Penn - James Terrier
  • Javier Bardem
    Javier Bardem - Felix
  • Idris Elba
    Idris Elba - Barnes
  • Ray Winstone
    Ray Winstone - Stanley
  • Mark Rylance
    Mark Rylance - Cox



Overall customer rating

3.9
88%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Penn The Action Star

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    reviewinlu
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    Going in I'll be honest I didn't know what to expect, normally I'm used to seeing Sean Penn in a drama, and he always seems to turn in a good performance, especially lately with his limited selective film roles, but with The Gunman he's placed in the lead action star role. The good news is he is successful, he acts and is believable as the mercenary he portrays. The plot is fairly original, the end climax seems a bit lackluster but thats just my own personal opinion considering the first half of the film is pretty strong. The direction and actors are all credible and well executed. This isn't Penn's best work but as a action film that could easily be missed or looked over this is one that should be given a shot.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Hunter becomes the hunted

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    KelticMovieBuff
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    A great depiction of a familiar story. The hunter becomes the hunted in the classic movie sense. A security contractor in Africa is dragged into the shadowy world of "Black Ops" and then the plot twists begin. No surprises there. What sets this apart is Sean Penn's performance. Penn's acting ability has been proven over several decades but he brilliantly pulls off the role of a Special Forces, Black Ops specialist seeking redemption while trying to stay alive and even holding onto a dangerous love interest.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    The Gunman

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    Hoppy
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    Rotten Tomates had this to say: "With an uninspired plot and rote set pieces that are overshadowed by its star's physique, The Gunman proves a muddled misfire in the rapidly aging Over-50 Action Hero genre." I don't disagree, Sean looked good in this flick, but the script was pretty weak and even the best of actors (Penn, and Javier Bardem, Idris Elba), couldn't breathe any real life into it, especially the delayed "love story" angle in it. I woukd only recommend it if you get a great sales price on it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Unrealistic

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    RonJ
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    I'm really tired of the "shoot-'em-ups" where some lone guy is a mean, lean, killing machine who's up against a gang of similar types with similar training. The "good" guy never misses, even with a pistol, and the bad guys can't hit the broad side of a barn with machine guns. Sorry guys, Rambo-types may sell tickets, but they wouldn't last 10 minutes in the real world.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Well Played

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    Gswaytoshop
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    A lot of hate on Sean Penn from other reviewers. I would say most of that stems from being on the opposite side of the political spectrum. Because the writing wasn't any worse than any of the other cookie cutter Taken clones that have popped up in the last few years. Pretty gripping action, good fight scenes, and a decent cast rounds out a solid movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Standard Action Flick

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    jrpr
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    This film was Sean Penn's attempt at a Taken like franchise. The action was filmed well and Penn was believable as the hero. The plot however felt a little disjointed with the motivations of the villain not being completely fleshed out. Overall a decent action film and worth a watch for action fans.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    What a disappointment.

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    Colquitt
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    Sean Penn, Idris Elba, Javier Bardem, Ray Winstone. What's not to like? Well, they were wasted on a very poor story line and convoluted script that made no, zero, not any sense. Too bad, I was looking forward to it but after I watched it I threw away the DVD it was so bad. Really a stinker.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Surprised me

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    idiopathic
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    I honestly didn't remember seeing any previews and I didn't even grab this from the "recent releases" section. It was quite a good movie. I bought it simply because I wanted a movie and when I saw Sean Penn in the starring role I hoped it would be good. I wasn't disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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