Long-range shooting is usually laughable on the Silver Screen, but every now and then a director gets it right.
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Gunplay in Hollywood rarely hits the mark. According to most action-movie directors, bullets on the silver screen never drop, machine guns don’t recoil, silencers magically eliminate all noise from projectiles traveling at supersonic speeds, and aiming (for the hero, at any rate) is optional—even if your target is a mile distant. After watching countless movies featuring long-range shots, we found these to be not only stylistically titillating but, for lack of a better word, accurate.