I had high expectations for “The Gunman” unfortunately it does not deliver, not by a long shot.
Terrier (Sean Penn) is a member of a mercenary assassination team tasked with taking out the minister of mines of the Congo. When the mission is accomplished Terrier is forced into hiding. Eight years later Terrier returns to the Congo only to find out that he has become the target of a hit squad. The story unfolds from there…
From the very beginning the story is disjointed. The dialog and some of the exchanges do not make sense. There is no real story line or plot. The actions and events do not make sense. The stage is not set properly, so you will spend a lot of time scratching your head. You will see events and scenes that will remind you of other movies that were executed better of the same genre.
Needless to say I am disappointed. I expected better. This movie was directed by Pierre Morel who did “Taken”.
“The Gunman” is best viewed on cable.