A man, peering through the scope of a sniper's rifle muffled by a silencer, holds hostage someone he considers an evildoer. They communicate via telephone: The sniper insists that if his prey disconnects for any reason, he will shoot to kill. To prove he is serious, not merely a lunatic who dialed the wrong number from a distance, the gunman will, with silent precision, shoot innocent bystanders crowded around the target. All the sniper wants is for his quarry, a glib slickster who conducts bad business and dreams of sleeping around on a spouse, to confess to past sins--to admit to being a bad person capable of callous and cruel behavior. Judges who don the executioner's robe usually get what they want, be it a sniveling target cowed into confession or a bullet-riddled corpse who's got... More >>>
Colin Farrell is the target; the audience is the victim.