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The Gunman review
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An average movie

I wasn't expecting much from this flick but since I have always been a fan of Sean Penn, I still wanted to check it out. Unfortunately, it turned out to be some really weak mix of the 'Bourne' and 'Taken' franchises. Indeed, except for the fact that Sean Penn did look physically really convincing to play this part, pretty much nothing else did work in this movie, I'm afraid. Above all, the biggest problem was that the whole thing was just so boring and it is not very often that you will see such a basic action flick like this one taking itself so seriously. To make things worse, they decided to add a completely innapropriate and tedious love triangle involving Sean Penn and Javier Bardem. Seriously, you might wonder what happened with Sean Penn lately. Indeed, the following year, he would direct 'The Last Face', another movie dealing with Penn's political interest in Africa, and, somehow, this directing effort turned out to be even worse than this flick so the guy seems to have lost his touch. I mean, I do agree that what has been happening in Africa is just awful but, to release such terribly weak and pretentious movies won't raise the attention of the audience, I'm afraid. Anyway, to conclude, it was just a really weak action flick and I don't think it is worth a look. 

5/10
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Added by johanlefourbe
6 months ago on 13 May 2018 22:22