Shoot To Kill

  • 1988
  • Movie
  • R
  • Crime

Sidney Poitier's long-awaited return to the silver screen is a fast-paced action film, slickly directed by former Sam Peckinpah editor Roger Spottiswoode, which contains some of the most thrilling stunt work seen in quite some time. In the opening sequence, the wife of a jeweler is held hostage in her home by a homicidal maniac, who demands a fortune in...read more

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Sidney Poitier's long-awaited return to the silver screen is a fast-paced action film, slickly directed by former Sam Peckinpah editor Roger Spottiswoode, which contains some of the most thrilling stunt work seen in quite some time. In the opening sequence, the wife of a jeweler is held

hostage in her home by a homicidal maniac, who demands a fortune in diamonds in exchange for the woman's life. After the intruder cold-bloodedly kills the family maid, FBI veteran Warren Stantin (Poitier) hands over the diamonds, but the criminal kills the jeweler's wife anyway. Feeling he has

failed, Stantin becomes obsessed with apprehending the killer and chases him into the rugged Pacific Northwest, where the killer joins a group of strangers hiking through the treacherous mountains, then kidnaps their guide (Kirstie Alley). Stantin must team up with the guide's mountain-man boy

friend (Tom Berenger) to pursue the killer into the wilderness and eventually to the streets of Vancouver. So what if the plot is full of holes and you think you've seen it all before? SHOOT TO KILL is a marvelously entertaining action-adventure film that, through superior filmmaking skills and

great central performances, rises above its script. Spottiswoode (UNDER FIRE; THE BEST OF TIMES) presents this material at an edge-of-your-seat pace that manages to be stylish without becoming pretentious.

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  • Released: 1988
  • Rating: R
  • Review: Sidney Poitier's long-awaited return to the silver screen is a fast-paced action film, slickly directed by former Sam Peckinpah editor Roger Spottiswoode, which contains some of the most thrilling stunt work seen in quite some time. In the opening sequence… (more)

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