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Shoot On Sight (A)

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17 Oct 2008
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Shoot on Sight, the title refers to a contentious, post-9/11 British law-enforcement policy, doesn't make pulses pound in the tradition of a big Hollywood police thriller but instead focuses on the human story and that's what is more commendable.

Tariq Ali (Naseer) is a Muslim police officer at Scotland Yard Commander. Ali, born in Pakistan, is married to an English woman, Susan (Greta Scacchi) and with two kids, is tasked to investigate the police shooting of a suspected Muslim terrorist on the London Underground.

Distrusted by both his British superiors in the London 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 faces the realization that sometimes the right decision is the hardest one to make.

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