Penn misfires as an action star in 'The Gunman'

March 19, 2015 7:06 PM

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Opening in the Congo and later zipping around London, Barcelona and Gibraltar, this lackluster tale of a reformed hitman has little else to offer (* ½; rated R; opens Friday nationwide).

Unless you're aching to see Sean Penn's impressively chiseled pecs and abs — which he shows off early and often — give this monotonous thriller a pass.

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