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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Genre: Thriller

Reviewed In Issue 123 (Sept 2007) Of Widescreen Review®

Mark Wahlberg, Michael Pena, Danny Glover, Kate Mara, Elias Koteas, Rhona Mitra, Rade Sherbedgia, Levon Helm & Ned Beatty

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Special features include commentary with Director Antoine Fuqua, a 22-minute making-of featurette, a seven-minute behind-the-scenes segment Independence Hall, seven deleted scenes, and previews, which are also shown up-front.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Paramount Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 33030
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

For strong graphic violence and some language
(Retail Price): $29.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 126
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2007
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 06/26/07
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Antoine Fuqua
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Once the best marksman in the United States Army, Bob Lee Swagger (Wahlberg) now lives in peaceful seclusion after the death of his partner. But tires heard on the dirt road, and a few high-profile government officials, bring him back to reality, seeking his help to stop an assassin determined to terminate the President. Reluctantly, he agrees, yet soon finds himself double-crossed by the government he once protected. Shooter is based on Stephen Hunter

DVD Picture:
With solid shadow delineation and good black levels, the anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD can have a pleasingly natural look, but details are not resolved as well as on better releases, making many scenes look rather soft. The color palette is limited, and contrast can be a little hot, with whites that can reach blooming. Edge enhancement is minor but still noticeable. (Danny Richelieu)