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March 19, 2015

by Matt Lynch Film

The Gunman | Pierre Morel

March 19, 2015

Hey look, another movie about a former black-bag operator whose past moral lapses catch up to him when some former colleagues attempt to have him assassinated. In The Gunman, it’s Sean Penn, and he’s enlisted Taken director Pierre Morel in what can’t help but be seen as a play for a Neeson-esque late-career reinvention as a cinematic ass-kicker. The Gunman is a deeply silly movie, the kind of thing where an ex special forces sniper decides he has to go off the grid…

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