Wesley Snipes is a sniper whose daughter was shot dead by a schoolmate. He decides to make a stand by taking an influential young woman from the arms industry hostage and making a media spectacle of that.
The film opens with fast montage and good music, but when “Joe”‘s plan starts to unfold, slows down and becomes a “stand still” film with the woman chained to a place and Joe performing his scheme from another. Most of the film takes place in two places in the city.
The atmosphere of the film is fairly good, the message crystal clear: the rights of the Americans have gone too far where they concern the right to bear arms.