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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!
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've wanted to see this since before it was released. Sometimes I do take a while to get around to things.
Worth the - unnecessary - wait? Totally. This is solid gold action movie action... I used to try and rewatch The Matrix but just kept playing the lobby scene over and over. About an hour's worth of Shoot Em Up is like that. No need to sit through 30 mins of filler before the next fix.
It has one of the best opening scenes ever. Right from the first shot of stubbly Clive Owen chomping a carrot, it's clear this is going to be one giant pisstake. He does all the impossible stuff action movie heroes can do, and…
"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.
(Film 33 of Toby's Attempt At The December Project)
In the opening scene, Clive Owen kills someone with a carrot, then delivers a baby in the middle of a gunfight. This gives you a reasonable indication of what to expect throughout the film. By that, I mean that it's so over-the-top that it crosses several lines just within the first twenty minutes. And there's pretty much always a gunfight happening. It should go without saying that this is one of the most fun action movies I've seen for a while. Also, you cannot go wrong with Motorhead. That is a fact.
This may be a contender for the title of "Perfect Friday Night Movie".
You know what i hate?
Not this movie, not at all!!
Would be nearly perfect with slightly better CGI.
Also it's a shame that Michael Davis hasn't done much of anything since.
Violent, mindless and happy about it!
I like all three of the named actors on the poster, and it looked like it might be a bit of self-aware over-the-top fun. But no, this a terrible misogynistic psychopath of a film that deserves no love whatsoever. Watch only if you want to feel disgusted, dirty, and in need of clawing your eyes out.
I really have no words for the crazy, awesome, over-the-topness that this movie was. Holy balls. Any movie that at least lets the girl get her orgasm before the sex finishes in the middle of a fire fight is alright in my book, though there was so other misogyny that I side-eyed.
Seriously, though. This movie is literally insane. But at least there are gorgeous people to look at and Paul Giamatti to hiss at as the bad guy. Oh, and carrots. Lots of carrots.
An actioner right out of the looney bin. Mental characters and crazy action sequences make "Shoot 'Em Up" a perfect tongue-in-cheek movie for watching with a bunch of friends.
The title says it all pretty much. To me this movie is an action movie to the extreme but with an independent feel to it totally a great watch. Plotwise its pretty much your standard action movie stuff like several mashed together but it works. Never been a Clive Owen fan until I watched sin city so I had to watch this plus I new it was going to be fun I mean shit like I said earlier the title says it all and that's what you get straight up shoot em up movie to the core. Who surprised me in this movie was Paul Giamatti the dude can act even in a movie where acting doesn't matter a whole lot. And yeah the love scene is one of the best ive ever seen in an action film again the title says it all.
Makes Bugs Bunny / Elmer Fudd look like art.
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