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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…
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.
This movie is so filled with testosterone that you will grow a beard and/or a pair of testicles just by watching it.
Bypassing any diplomatic euphemisms: This "movie" is disgustingly utter CRAPOLA.
It is so bad and amateurish it does not warrant my time criticizing it... Just let me capitalize that this mess is unfunny, witless, insulting and moronic (despite trying to disguise under "smart cynicism on genre clichÃ©s" ) and I cannot believe they give someone money to make this bore of unoriginal badness. So there... I am done with this review. Don't even rent it. Waste of neurons, really.
Love it. Tongue-in-cheek cheeky fun action flick. Ridiculous in the best way. Really unlike any other movie. Although it's a sort of a spoof of the usual shoot 'em up movies, instead of making fun it just shows the love. Paul Giamatti savors his time on screen and almost steals the show but Clive Owen holds his own because he is badass and makes all the right choices about things that matter: don't shoot dogs, do eat your vegetables.
Clive Owen must protect a baby from an army of gunmen no matter how outlandish it gets. I love it.
Easily one of the best action films of the past decade. Clive Owen does a great job as the unstoppable and highly skilled hero but Paul Giamatti steals the show as one of the best villains in recent memory. This film knows all the tropes that make action films enjoyable, and it comments to them fully by cutting out all unnecessary scenes. Super fun and super enjoyable.
High octane action movie. Lots of fun and Clive Owen is a underused actor! Paul Giamatti is brilliant
The most misunderstood movie of all time.
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