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Shoot on Sight Reviews

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May 1, 2019
We've seen all this before, with much more depth: there's more to multi-culturalism, and the problems of being brown, post 9/11, than these very broad, too familiar brush-strokes.
March 1, 2009
A tediously earnest, well-intentioned and scrupulously even handed [topical thriller], in the style of made-for-TV problem movies.
October 13, 2008
Earnest problem-drama about a Muslim police inspector in London investigating fellow cops' killing of a suspected terrorist.
Full Review | Original Score: C
September 26, 2008
The taut, ultimately explosive drama shows most of its dramatic cards too early, but it boasts two memorable performances.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
September 26, 2008
Shoot on Sight has good intentions but winds up a thematically simplistic, dryly plotted and perfunctorily shot melodrama, one of those movies where dialogue is there to categorize people, not parse the complexities of human beings.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
September 26, 2008
A veteran London police in spector who's a devout Mus lim is intriguingly at the center of Jag Mundhra's Shoot on Sight, which starts out as a thriller inspired by that city's 2005 Tube and bus bombings but gets bogged down in a family soap opera.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 26, 2008
Takes its title from a real standing police order issued after the attacks and, seemingly, its inspiration from both nighttime soaps like EastEnders and the PBS Mystery! series.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 26, 2008
Movies that pressure audiences into such extreme moral choices veer too close for comfort away from drama and towards their own set of ideological imperatives, in the service of propaganda.
September 26, 2008
Marrying small-screen formula to big-screen actors, Shoot on Sight is an earnest melodrama that struggles to surmount its good intentions.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
September 24, 2008
A crude network-TV event of a movie.
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