It’s called One Shot because they only have one shot to stop a terrorist plot, but also, because the entire movie was filmed in one take! That takes a lot of work and skill to create and I’m sure is exhausting, yet this is novice filmmaker James Nunn’s first writing credit, and his 5th full length feature film directorial credit. And he did not disappoint.
At first it will feel like you’re behind a player in Call of Duty, and then it’s like you’re right there, behind the action, turning your head to whoever is talking or shooting. It’s kinda epic and magical when you really think about it. It’s non stop energy, excitement and suspense. Obviously the pacing is fast, so the 96 min runtime flies by quickly.
Then add the excellent tactical action choreography, cinematography and special effects, plus the outstanding, convincing and commanding performances ny all – especially Scott Adkins, and you’ll be on the edge of your seat the entire time. I’m pretty sure I forgot to breath a bunch of times.
My only complaint was that I wanted more story and not as much shooting, which seemed to be the majority of the film. But nevertheless, if you’re into this genre, you will not be disappointed. Hats off to Nunn for giving us this amazing action film. It’s a well deserved 8/10 from me.
Review by Top_Dawg_Critic