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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.
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.
A Carrot munching badass, who leads to killing a bunch of guys in a ridiculous shootout to Nirvana's Breed. So in that moment I knew I was going to enjoy this.
Delightfully trashy, wonderfully campy and brilliantly over the top violence. This is great at spitting out eye-rolling one liners, cheesy dialogue and questionable performances. But that gives me ever much more enjoyment.
"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.
I didn't notice a single flaw in this movie. 11/10 score
Balls to the wall frenetic action and carrot-laced black comedy mix in this silly, cathartic and entertaining ride. I haven't seen anything quite like it since the Jason Statham vehicle, Crank.
I think if this movie had done away with the plot completely I would have liked it a lot more. The attempt at a story is so silly and so terrible that it really drags the terrifically over-the-top action sequences down. Just non-stop gunfights would have been more enjoyable and a lot more watchable. The performances range from incredibly wild (Giamatti) to fairly solid (Owen) to downright terrible (Bellucci); all three, however, are hampered by the frequently horrible dialogue, which also makes for some pretty lame comedy. Still, the action is so energetic, so ridiculous, and so utterly unconcerned with being serious that it makes the film at least watchable, but nothing more.
Well, that was absolutely INSANE.
I loved it.
a slick action-filled cartoon on speed that thankfully doesn't overstay its welcome, as suggestive as it can be though very low production values and imitative effects hinder the lunacy of its premise, stylistic and yet forgettable
Definitely NOT a chick flick. Mindless fun for the PS2 generation and retarded adolescent males. Needless to say, I loved it. Mindless fun, but mindless in such an audacious way, and fun in the greatest way. John Woo must have once though no one could top him for ridiculous, over-the-top gun fights, but this has more crazy moves than all of Woo put together. Sure, it lacks Woo's style, there's nothing particularly special in the direction, but any movie that as the balls to put a delivering-baby-gunfight, a skydiving gunfight, and (the obvious) a gunfight literally during sex (every possible phallic reference personified) has my vote. The car on car stuff made me laugh the most. Insane action comedy. But definitely NOT a chick flick.
A little bonkers. Lots of fun!
The title tells you pretty much what you can expect from it. It is partly Hong Kong-era-John Woo-unlimited-supply-of-guns insanity and partly James Bond-improbable-escapes insanity. Put them together and you've got a movie that is pretty much all the way insane. Depending on the mood you are in it could really suck or it could be very entertaining. I happened to be in the right mood.
How insane is it?
You've probably asked yourself, "I wonder if I can kill a man with a
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