During the Iraq War, U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Shane Matthews is a sniper who is sent to investigate a pipeline construction site in the desert of the country, with his spotter, Sergeant Allen Isaac. The pair patiently wait 22 hours on over-watch before determining that the site is clear. Matthews proceeds to investigate the site, but is shot by an Iraqi sniper. Isaac tries to rescue the dying Matthews, but he is also wounded in the right knee and has his radio damaged and his water bottle destroyed in the process..
The poster for this movie erroneously states that this movies from the director of 'Live Die Repeat'". When in fact the name of that movie is actually "Edge of Tomorrow" and "Live Die Repeat" is that movies tagline, interestingly, The sequel to Edge of Tomorrow was retitled to "Live Die Repeat & Repeat" after finding out audience's were more receptive of the tagline than the title. I'm See more »
Around 12 minutes 10 seconds into the movie, after taking initial fire from the sniper, Isaac calls out for John Cena's character, Staff Sergeant Shane Matthews, but mistakenly calls out "John". See more »
[sighting through his scope from a bush]
Nothin'. Hit n' run. Whoever it was they're gone. War's over, he got the memo.
[on his radio]
We got no movement, not a sign of a shadow... How long we been here, man? 18, plus?
Jesus. There's nobody fuckin' out there, man.
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Written by Ryan Williamson
Performed by Rykeyz
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This is a pretty simple movie, really. One man, a wall, a voice on the radio and an unending tension. That simplicity presents a strong challenge though. Aaron Taylor-Johnson has to carry the whole thing pretty much by himself and he does a great job.
It's an entertaining movie, well acted and paced. It's good, just not quite great.
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