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  • Summary: Tariq Ali is a Muslim officer at Scotland Yard. Commander Ali, born in Lahore and married to an English woman, is tasked to investigate the police shooting of a suspected Muslim terrorist in the London Underground. Distrusted by both his superiors in the police, and his fellow Muslims, heTariq Ali is a Muslim officer at Scotland Yard. Commander Ali, born in Lahore and married to an English woman, is tasked to investigate the police shooting of a suspected Muslim terrorist in the London Underground. Distrusted by both his superiors in the police, and his fellow Muslims, he finds his inquiry hampered from all sides. When evidence surfaces pointing to the slain man’s innocence, as well as the existence of a terrorist cell operating in his own backyard, Tariq must face the realization that sometimes, the right decision is the hardest one to make. (Aron Govil Productions) Expand
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  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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