• Release Date: Sep 26, 2008
Metascore
45

Mixed or average reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. 63
    It's earnest, well-intentioned and scrupulously even-handed, in the style of made-for-TV problem movies.
  2. The movie's lack of subtlety is countered by an unswerving commitment to impartiality.
  3. 50
    Starts out as a thriller inspired by that city's 2005 Tube and bus bombings but gets bogged down in a family soap opera.
  4. Reviewed by: Robert Abele
    40
    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.
  5. Reviewed by: Alissa Simon
    40
    A disappointingly stilted melodrama masquerading as a political thriller.
  6. Reviewed by: Aaron Hillis
    30
    As if only made for ignoramuses who get nervous around brown skin, nearly everything on-screen is condescendingly telegraphed--from its plodding dialogue jammed with black-or-white morals to its lingering reaction shots, one-dimensional racists and radicals, obvious mood music, and thriller clichés.

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