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Gun Shy is a British action comedy film[1] directed by Simon West starring Antonio Banderas. It was released on 8 September 2017.[2][3]

Gun Shy
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Theatrical release poster
Directed bySimon West
Produced byMark Agee
René Besson
Eduardo Castro
Cassian Elwes
Hannah Leader
Andrew Loveday
Anil Mathira
Simon Moseley
Gia Muresan
Erin Muroski
Sean O'Kelly
Jib Polhemus
Harry Stourton
Jeremy Wall
Simon West
Ahsan Zaman
Written byToby Davies
Mark Haskell Smith
StarringAntonio Banderas
Olga Kurylenko
Music byDavid M. Saunders
CinematographyAlan Caudillo
Salty Films
Distributed bySaban Films
Release date
  • 8 September 2017 (2017-09-08)
CountryUnited Kingdom


Aging rock star Turk Enry's supermodel wife is kidnapped while they are vacationing in Chile and he undertakes to rescue her equipped with skills better suited to playing bass, playing the field, and partying.



Early poster displaying the working title Salty

The film was produced under the working title Salty (the name of the novel from which it is adapted) but the title was later changed to Gun Shy. The budget was obtained through equity crowdfunding,[4] with the film raising £1.9 million on SyndicateRoom.[5]


On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, Gun Shy has an approval rating of 0% based on nine reviews and an average rating of 2.9/10.[6] On Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating, the film has a weighted average score of 21 out of 100 based on five critics, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews".[7]


  1. ^ Ritman, Alex. "Berlin: Olga Kurylenko Talks Getting 'Salty' With Antonio Banderas". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2017-10-29.
  2. ^ McNary, Dave (2017-06-08). "Antonio Banderas, Olga Kurylenko's Actioner 'Gun Shy' Lands at Saban Films". Variety. Retrieved 2017-10-29.
  3. ^ Busch, Anita (2017-06-08). "Saban Films Acquires Simon West's 'Gun Shy' Starring Antonio Banderas". Deadline. Retrieved 2017-10-29.
  4. ^ "SALTY THE MOVIE". Retrieved 2017-10-29.
  5. ^ "Salty Equity Crowdfunding". SyndicateRoom. Retrieved 2017-11-15.
  6. ^ "Gun Shy (2017)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango. Retrieved 2018-03-16.
  7. ^ "Gun Shy Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2018-03-16.

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