The Gunman

Eight years after fleeing the Congo following his assassination of that country's minister of mining, former assassin Jim Terrier is back, suffering from PTSD and digging wells to atone for his violent past. After an attempt is made on his life, Terrier flies to London to find out who wants him dead -- and why. Terrier's search leads him to a reunion with Annie, a woman he once loved, who is now married to an oily businessman with dealings in Africa.

Directed by: Pierre Morel Morag Cameron Raymond Kirk
Genres: Action, Drama, Crime,
Production Company: StudioCanal, Silver Pictures, ICAA, Nostromo Pictures, Anton Capital Entertainment (ACE), ICEC, Prone Gunman, Prone Gunman A.I.E., Canal+, TF1 Films Production,

The Gunman - Armed With the Truth. - Azwaad Movie Database
  • Release Date: 16-02-2015
  • Runtime: 115 Minutes
  • Popularity: 14.90
  • Vote Count: 851
  • IMDB Rating: 5.7
  • Budget: USD 40,000,000
  • Revenue: USD 13,644,292
  • Region: France ( FR ), Spain ( ES ), United Kingdom ( GB ), United States of America ( US ),
  • Homepage: N/A

Photo Name Character
Sean Penn - Azwaad Movie Database Sean Penn Jim Terrier
Jasmine Trinca - Azwaad Movie Database Jasmine Trinca Annie
Javier Bardem - Azwaad Movie Database Javier Bardem Felix Marti
Ray Winstone - Azwaad Movie Database Ray Winstone Stanley Edgerton
Mark Rylance - Azwaad Movie Database Mark Rylance Terrance Cox
Idris Elba - Azwaad Movie Database Idris Elba Barnes
Peter Franzén - Azwaad Movie Database Peter Franzén Reiniger
Billy Billingham - Azwaad Movie Database Billy Billingham Reed
Daniel Adegboyega - Azwaad Movie Database Daniel Adegboyega Bryson
Ade Oyefeso - Azwaad Movie Database Ade Oyefeso Eugene
Photo Name Department
Sean Penn-Writing Sean Penn Writing (Screenplay)
Sean Penn-Production Sean Penn Production (Producer)
Marco Beltrami-Sound Marco Beltrami Sound (Original Music Composer)
Peter McAleese-Production Peter McAleese Production (Executive Producer)
Hugo Adams-Sound Hugo Adams Sound (Foley Editor)
Héctor Gil-Art Héctor Gil Art (Property Master)
Caitlin Acheson-Costume & Make-Up Caitlin Acheson Costume & Make-Up (Makeup Artist)
Andrew Laws-Art Andrew Laws Art (Production Design)
Stuart Kearns-Art Stuart Kearns Art (Supervising Art Director)
Pierre Morel-Directing Pierre Morel Directing (Director)

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**When an assassin becomes a target!** It was not bad, but the same old stuff that we'd seen in so many other films. It was actually based on the book and directed by the 'Taken' filmmaker. An international project, takes place in three different countries, but opens and ends in Congo. It centres on an assassin who had successfully executed a high-profile job in Africa. But a few years later, after giving up those kind of work, all the sudden it comes back to haunt him when some unknown men comes looking for him. So he decides to find who's behind it and why. Even though it is a familiar theme, very much enjoyable. But the problem is the hero remains unhurt and somebody else dies for him which so cliché. The acting was good, and obviously that is Sean Penn in the lead. The action sequences were okay, but the pace of the film was the reason for me to sit on-board for over 100 minutes. So if you are not expecting a good story and the stunts, it will do okay, particularly for the time pass. Yes, it had a chance to become a better film, but I think it wanted to replicate the book which is a couple of decades old and in the meantime pieces from it was used in the different films, hence this one looked so old. The critics did not like it, but it is much better than they say, as well as not good as some people claim. _6.5/10_

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Sean Penn really should have thought twice before engaging with this derivative and procedural drama. He is sharp-shooter "Terrier" whose accuracy put paid to the Congolese Minister for Mines and sets in train a remarkably lacklustre thriller that sees Interpol and corporate greed now out to get him. Pierre Morel has assembled a surprisingly notable cast here with Javier Bardem probably the best of the bunch as the duplicitous "Felix"; Idris Elba ("Barnes") appears sparingly and adds little - though not as little as the terrible effort from the completely un-menacing Ray Winstone's "Stanley" - who ought to have just stuck with looking for waterfalls. The dialogue borders on the puerile and the acting is so ploddingly set-piece that even the shoot-outs and jungle scenarios cannot breathe life into this. I haven't read Jean-Patrick Manchette's original novel, but if this adaptation is in any way true to the book, then I won't be bothering.

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