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Irish revenge - Dead Shot (2023) - Review

A retired Irish paramilitary witnesses the fatal shooting of his pregnant wife by an SAS officer. After outwitting the SAS, now wounded, and presumed dead, he escapes, taking his revenge to the dark and paranoid streets of 1970's London.



Hello everyone, I'm back to share my thoughts on the recently released movie "Dead Shot" on Sky Cinema. However, this time, I must say that I'm disappointed.


The plot revolves around a retired Irish paramilitary seeking revenge on an SAS officer who fatally shot his pregnant wife. The story line is intriguing and has the potential to be a great revenge thriller, but unfortunately, the execution falls short.


The acting from Aml Ameen, Colin Morgan, and Máiréad Tyers is good, but it's not enough to save the movie. The pacing is painfully slow, and there are far too many scenes that drag on without adding anything to the plot. It's a classic case of a slow-burn that doesn't pay off.


The action scenes are also a bit of a letdown. They're sporadic and poorly choreographed, leaving the audience feeling underwhelmed. The final showdown between the protagonist and the SAS officer was anticlimactic and lacked the tension that a revenge thriller should have.


Moreover, the discombobulated storyline with the Irish mob leadership only added to the confusion and made it difficult to follow the plot.


In conclusion, "Dead Shot" is a movie that had the potential to be a great revenge thriller, but unfortunately, it falls short. The slow pacing, poorly executed action scenes, and discombobulated plot line make it difficult to recommend this movie. If you're a fan of revenge thrillers, I suggest giving this one a pass.


**

5.5/10

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