DVD 97 mins
Suitable for 15 years and over
Gun Shy [2000]
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Comedy, Crime
USA  /  English

Director Eric Blakeney

Gun Shy had the misfortune to come along after several other "killer pursues therapy" movies/TV shows (Grosse Pointe Blank, Analyze This, The Sopranos); in this case, it's a DEA agent and not a Mafioso, but that wasn't enough to keep it from getting swept aside. Liam Neeson (Schindler's List, Rob Roy) plays Charlie, a government undercover agent whose last mission got botched, resulting in his partner's death. The DEA isn't willing to let him get out early; Charlie agrees to one more mission. On his flight to the city, he meets a psychiatrist who encourages him to join a group therapy session. Meanwhile, it turns out that the gangster Fulvio, played by busy character actor Oliver Platt (Funny Bones, Bulworth), is equally miserable with his career. Sandra Bullock (who also produced the film) is also enlisted for a small role as the gastroenterologist love interest. Curiously, Neeson and Platt both seem initially miscast--Neeson exudes a solid imperturbability, and Platt comes off as too soft to be really threatening--but over the course of the movie, their performances become increasingly compelling, perhaps because they are cast against type. Their neuroses, which initially seem like a weak gag, starts to feel genuine and sad. Gun Shy is marketed as a comedy, but its strength is in the truth of its characters. --Bret Fetzer, Amazon.com

Edition Details
Barcode 7321900932387
Region 2
Release Date 25/05/2001
Screen Ratio 1.85:1
Subtitles English
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Personal Details
Purchase Price £10.00
Links Amazon UK