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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.
Maybe I just don't get it, but I hated this film. Another thing I don't understand is why everybody seems to hate modern Robert Rodriguez and love Shoot 'Em Up—the style and the purpose are basically the same, but Rodriguez achieves what he wants in a much better & fun way as he makes his films look incomparably cheap. While films like Machete and its sequel are purposely ridiculous and exaggerated, they have something that makes them look silly & stupid in a good way—Michael Davis' Shoot 'Em Up is just too stupid, yet too serious for its own good.
Nothing works as it should in this disastrous action film—the writing is abhorrent and the execution is weak because I just don't…
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.
Clive Owen has sex while shooting people at the same time. That's all you need to know about this film.
A movie that embraces typical tropes and twists them on their heads. It seduces you with the two great looking leads (Clive Owen & Monica Bellucci) and their characters are fun to watch.Paul Giamatti, the villain, does eat up the cartoon-like exhagerated tones...though maybe too much at times.
It's a typical cat-and-mouse movie with the baby acting as the McGuffin. Sometimes it's a badly rendered CGI baby.
Great camera work and stunts - that really stood out. And it's not overly long, which is good. I think the director has a weird fetish for carrots.
Clive Owen, Paul Giamatti, and Monica Bellucci headline this mind numbingly awful offbeat action/thriller/comedy. The plot isn't even worth mentioning as it defies logic. The characters good or bad don't give you anyone to care about or really root for. The action is nonstop and mostly over the top but ultimately sloppy. SHOOT 'EM UP is one of the worst films I have seen in quite a long time. Truly terrible. Don't watch this you will regret it. Even Owen and Giamatti can't save this one. Complete drek, a tremendous waste.
A perfect film to go with the name of Shoot 'Em Up. Like the more recent John Wick, this is kind of a love letter to the genre, but instead of a serious approach, Shoot 'Em Up takes the genre to the limits of absurdity and then beyond that. It's live action Looney Toons. It's wonderful.
This movie is just fun, absolutely fun. This movie knows what it is and takes off with it.
A fun non stop action packed shooter with tinges of humor. It's hard to balance funny with over the top violence and gore and this one does it well.
Holy shit. This is hilariously awesome
Shoot 'Em Up feels like a dry run for Crank, with many of the same aesthetic and thematic goals...only it came out a year later and isn't as good. In particular, Paul Giamatti is just gross in this movie and not entertainingly gross. Also, it's not as insane aesthetically nor does the Bugs Bunny metaphor work or seem to mean anything. Still, it was a mostly enjoyable film with lots of surprising action bits that worked. I laughed pretty hard at some parts, and I remembered ever briefly why I thought Clive Owen might be a huge star.
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