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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…
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.
I remember being very excited for this movie before it came out. Clive Owen being a badass shooting everyone during a childbirth, with Paul Giamatti as his over the top nemesis sounded great. Then all the reviews were terrible and I lost interest. They were right, the movie is awful. But it could be great. For one, it should be a short film, not a feature. There is only so much suspension of disbelief one can endure before saying "this is too silly". Some better visual effects would help the film a lot too. They are mostly terrible, even for 2007. The parachuting scene composition is worse than any Roger Moore 007 from the 70's. When they apply the baby's…
It knows what it is from the start. Fun, briskly paced, and entertaining.
Las películas no deberían pretender ser un placer culpable, sino serlo de manera natural. Esta película te refriega todo el tiempo demasiado que no se toma en serio a si misma.
Entretendisima de todos modos, pero se pasa el rato y ya...
This movie rocks in a way that I admire.
Iz nekog razloga se ovaj film ne zove MAX PAYNE: THE MOVIE, ali sve mu je oprošteno. I vredi svakog frejma.
Entirely ridiculous parody of over-the-top action films, which pits the carrot-loving Mr. Smith against a band of anti-gun-control freaks who are trying to kill the baby he happened to come across. Every scene is saturated with completely overdone action sequences, and the result is an hour and a half of non-stop, hilarious fun. Monica Bellucci plays the hooker who acts as mother to the sought-after baby, and Giamatti the head honcho trying to track that baby (who has valuable bone marrow) down. Entirely brainless, but that is kind of the point. A movie that crossed so many lines, and had a wonderful result.
A major guilty pleasure of mine. Absolutely bonkers, this is the kind of film the likes of Kick-Ass 2 and Wanted wanted to be.
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