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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.
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."
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.
Not really a parody, more like an action movie that follows Looney Tunes logic. A great concept that could have gone horribly wrong. It must have been incredibly difficult for the filmmakers to get the tone right.
It's instructive to compare this movie to Taken 3 as both have among the fastest edits of any feature: average shot length of 1.4 seconds for Taken 3, 1.6 seconds for Shoot 'Em Up (most modern action movies average shot lengths between 3-4)—whereas Taken 3 uses fast cuts to make an utter mess of the action staging, making it impossible to follow the flow of the action, Shoot 'Em Up incorporates its fast cuts into the action in a clear linear manner. I am once again impressed at how easy it is to follow what is happening on screen here.
This movie is not for pussies with guns in their hands, it's for tough guys with pussies in their hand.
Like most film buffs I suffer from a unique problem known as stupid friends. Allright, my friends aren’t really stupid, but they have very suspect taste in movies, and they all beg me to sit though whatever retarded action movie they’ve just seen. After suffering through Wanted I decided I’d watch a couple more bad contemporary action movies from their cannon just to shut them up, which brought me to this. To the film’s credit, it has a good soundtrack and it doesn’t completely overuse slow motion, but that’s about where the compliments end. This is ridiculous, incoherent, and gratuitously violent. Clive Owen and Paul Giamotti do nothing to elevate the material and the occasional political messages about gun control…
I've always loved this movie. It's dumb as hell but it's incredible
"America is a land of opportunity, where a poor man can become rich, and a pussy can become a tough guy, if he's got a gun in his hand."
Shoot 'Em Up is a film that is plainly not flawless in many technical areas - the action could be shot more smoothly; the script recycles jokes and lines like it forgot it already used them; etcetera and so on.
But as an experience to behold, whose rough edges kind of add to its scrappy charm?
It's a FUCKING ROLLICKING RIP-ROARING RIDE, AND THEN SOME!!
It's Children Of Men in a parallel universe directed by John Woo and Hanna-Barbera.
It's one of the best video game movies to not actually…
"Eat your vegetables."
I've never seen anything like this, any movie go this far. It's seriously almost all gun fights, all over the top: action, one-liners, sex. Clive Owen is cool and any movie movie that features him killing a guy with a carrot or boning during a gun fight is all right by me. It doesn't pull any punches and has a clear aim of what it's trying to do, and it doesn't stray from that.
I love garbage
I was a bit nervous when Nirvana kicked in that my memory of this was too positive. But as the body counts stack up and the cynical misogynistic mayhem ensues - you just can't help but bask in its inappropriate zaniness.
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