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Shoot 'Em Up
Just another family man making a living.
A man named Mr. Smith delivers a woman's baby during a shootout, and is then called upon to protect the newborn from the army of gunmen.
This is the kind of film that you catch on cable TV while surfing channels and the whole room comes to a complete hush, everyone's jaws hanging slack jawed as they try to process the over-the-top insanity that they just witnessed!
Non stop incredibly violent action riddled with cheesy good fun! A wicked romp in complete and utter debauchery! Clive Owen put the pedal to the metal and never let up!
Sublime videogame surrealism laced with tongue in cheek taking-the-pissness covered in nubile Belluccicana and finished with equal measures of gun porn and carrots.
And Paul fucking Giamatti.
"Fuck you, you fucking fuckers".
Sometimes you have to just sit back and admire a film that continually pushes the boundaries both on an action front and on a blackly comedic level. Michael Davis's film deftly does both as from the moment Clive Owen cracks his first one-liner and then swiftly dispatches a henchman with a carrot, you know this isn't going to be your average action film.
Shoot 'Em Up never lets up for a second. From the opening sequence that introduces Owen's good Samaritan attempting to rescue a pregnant woman from a gunman to a fitting end which sees yet more carrots involved, this chase movie doesn't do things by half. It has more action than a Jason…
That first appearance of a Star Destroyer in Star Wars.
That shower scene in Psycho.
That airport conversation in Casablanca.
That bit where that fella from Coupling shoves a fucking carrot in a mans eye!
The wonder of film.
If you want to turn your brain off and be completely entertained for 86 minutes, Shoot 'Em Up is probably one of the best possible things to do it with. So ridiculous, so over-the-top, so fucked-up... yet so much fun. Don't even bother if you're not into action flicks of this nature.
I rather enjoy it for what it is. Plus, any movie that has a Nirvana song play within it's first two minutes is off to a good start in my book. Especially if it's something fast-paced like "Breed" during a shootout ... perfect.
"I'm a British nanny and I'm dangerous."
Sure the plot's a little messy and the characters are clichés, but I really don't care. A lot of action heroes, including Daniel Craig, could learn a thing or two from Clive Owen. Death by carrot was certainly a novel idea. The stairway shootout was a thing of beauty that went beyond the Bourne movies. Even the sex/gun fight that was in Drive Angry originated here.
As great as Clive Owen is he wouldn't be as memorable without Paul Giamatti who made me laugh at every turn. "Guns don't kill people, but they sure help." Owen and Giamatti look like they're having fun during this movie and it really shows. Hopefully I can find the dvd cheap because I intend to watch this over and over again.
Well, this was just gloriously ridiculous.
Purely an exercise in fun and how far you can push the most unlikely of scenarios. It didn't quite work for me but others will love it.
One of the best action movies (in terms of fun and 'action'), I've ever seen. Clive Owen and Paul Giamatti were also great. The cinematography and stunts were impeccable aswell.
An extreme, manic to the max, over the top, pulpy action film that had no intention of being anything else and it is awesome because of it!
Like Roger Ebert said: "I may disapprove of a movie for going too far, and yet have a sneaky regard for a movie that goes much, much farther than merely too far."
The dumbest action movie I have ever seen and I love it to bits. Clive Owen plays human Bugs Bunnie dispensing one liners and bullets while he runs away from evil Paul Giamatti. Its a literal masterpiece.
The Godfather of Action Films.
This didn't work one bit for me. Going over the top is the point, but the action is so shoddy and the one liners fall flat. If you can only watch one "Clive Owen protects a baby" film, make it Children of Men. Also, something doesn't become iconic because it's unique and stands out, you have to actually create a character first who is interesting and then him always chewing on carrots can become iconic. (Bugs Bunny knows whats up)
What the hell was this movie? Why did Clive Owens and Paul Giamatti star in this movie? Why wasn't Nicolas Cage in this movie? What was up with the carrots? Was there a plot to this movie? Why haven't I tried to have sex while in a gun fight?
He (reluctantly) protects the girl and her baby. So he shoots, they run into a buidling, he shoots, they run out of the buildeing and he shoots. Nothing more, nothing less.
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