An American action-thriller. The fifth film in the Sniper film series. It follows two of the three recurring lead characters in the long running series: U.S. Marine Sgt Brandon Beckett, and Thomas Beckett, a former Mastery Gunnery Sgt of Force Reconnaissance Scout Snipers in United States Marine Corps.
Having survived the bloody conflict in Congo, Brandon Beckett (Chad Michael Collins) has become a very skilled sniper in the Marine Corps, building up a reputation for himself as a promising young shooter. The story is about a rogue gunman who has been assassinating high-ranking military officers one by one. Brandon Beckett is informed that his father, Thomas Beckett (Tom Berenger, reprising his role) has been killed. Brandon is denied by his commanding officer to join the team to search and destroy the perpetrator.
This film is an entertaining edition to the series, and properly bridging the gap between the original series and the rebooted series. The production is still on a modest budget, but the technical aspects are interesting, giving insight into the life of a modern elite sniper. The story is cliched and unoriginal and doesn't provide enough exposition to the father-son "born to kill" theme and this is down to a below-par dialogue. Berenger cuts the figure of a tired veteran, not the spry and sparky "one shot, one kill" man of the original film, and he isn't given much on-screen time. Nevertheless, the film has some good action and is entertaining.