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      Shoot on Sight

      R Released Sep 26, 2008 1h 52m Drama Mystery & Thriller List
      20% Tomatometer 10 Reviews 40% Audience Score 500+ Ratings A Muslim police officer has to display courage at work during terrorist attacks and deal with family conflict at home. Read More Read Less

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      Shubhra Gupta The Indian Express 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. May 2, 2019 Full Review Robert Abele Los Angeles Times 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. Rated: 2.5/5 Sep 26, 2008 Full Review Lou Lumenick New York Post 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. Rated: 2/4 Sep 26, 2008 Full Review Maitland McDonagh Miss FlickChick A tediously earnest, well-intentioned and scrupulously even handed [topical thriller], in the style of made-for-TV problem movies. Mar 1, 2009 Full Review Frank Lovece Film Journal International Earnest problem-drama about a Muslim police inspector in London investigating fellow cops' killing of a suspected terrorist. Rated: C Oct 13, 2008 Full Review Jim Slotek Jam! Movies The taut, ultimately explosive drama shows most of its dramatic cards too early, but it boasts two memorable performances. Rated: 3/5 Sep 26, 2008 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Shah's performance is really good, but the rest of the cast lags behind. Looks and feels like a made for TV event at times and the dramatic feel made me struggle to make it to the end of this one. add comment Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Important movie, however more for TV than for cinema. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/29/23 Full Review Audience Member Jag vet inte exakt hur mycket av filmen som är baserad på en verklig händelse, dåligt påläst på just det. Men jag tycker att det är en klart sevärd film med en ganska komplicerad frågeställning. Sen så tycker jag ju per defualt att europeiska filmer är bättre än amerikanska, men jag kan nog tycka att den här filmen är sevärd av fler anledningar än det :-) Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/12/23 Full Review Audience Member Un thriller politico-religieux, plutôt bien joué, mais à l'histoire limpide, banale. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/15/23 Full Review Audience Member many movies have been made..post 9/11, tackling the issue of terrorism and its effects...the racism showcased is realistic, its not over board, with the limited scope, great actors and a tight screenplay..the movie works !give it a go, it would surprisingly impress ! having our pakistani model act well...is an added plus ! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review walter m "Shoot on Sight" starts with an unarmed Muslim, suspected of being a terrorist, shot and killed by police in the London Underground. Deputy Police Commissioner Daniel Tennant(Brian Cox) employs Commander Tariq Ali(Naseeruddin Shah) to not only be the public face of the inquiry, but also to head it which he readily accepts, feeling he is a step closer to a promotion. He in turn brings on board Ruby(Laila Rouass), a trusted colleague, as his assistant. It is a good thing Tariq is a policeman since he has to bail out his teenaged daughter Zara(India Wadsworth) from jail after a rave before promptly grounding her for a month. Things are not always so fractious at home as Tariq and his wife Susan(Greta Scacchi) welcome his cousin Zaheer(Mikaal Zulfikar) from abroad. "Shoot on Sight" is a frustrating movie that desperately wants to have its cake and eat it too in its depiction of a Muslim community under siege in London after 7/7. The movie depicts that community as just wanting to live in peace as fanatics preach violence to a small minority. Of course, nothing good ever came from violence. All of which is good and decent but none of this, despite a good cast, is very involving. In fact, it is heavily contrived and sometimes even lacking in basic logic. Take the opening sequence for example. No matter how high the terror alert may be, would police really go in guns blazing on just an anonymous tip when there are probably so many? Plus, there is no ambiguity to the scene and therefore to the rest of the movie. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Movie Info

      Synopsis A Muslim police officer has to display courage at work during terrorist attacks and deal with family conflict at home.
      Director
      Jag Mundhra
      Screenwriter
      Carl Austin
      Distributor
      Aron Govil
      Production Co
      Aron Govil Productions, Cine Boutique Entertainment
      Rating
      R (Some Violence|Language)
      Genre
      Drama, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Sep 26, 2008, Limited
      Runtime
      1h 52m