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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.
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."
Der perfekte Film für einen Männerabend. Ohne langes Vorgeplänkel geht nach 5 Minuten schon die Action los.
Klar gibt es Actionfilme mit mehr Story. Aber ganz ehrlich, wer braucht die schon. Hier dient sie nur als Aufhänger.
Die Action ist von vorne bis hinten perfekt. Erinnert von den Shoot Outs oft an die frühen John Woo Filme.
Die Schauspieler sind alle samt Spitze, allen voran Paul Giamatti als grandioses Arschloch. Dicht gefolgt von Clive Owen als Badass.
Alles in allem kann man sagen, dass Ich mich lange nicht mehr so amüsiert habe
A lot of fun, if almost completely absurd. If Tex Avery and John Woo had collaborated on a film, this might be it. Clive Owen and (especially!) Paul Giamatti are clearly having a blast (pun intended) here, chewing up the scenery into splinters. Without breaking character, their sense of fun communicates itself to the audience, who, in turn, can share in their delight with all the pyrotechnic freneticism. Monica Bellucci brings a certain dramatic moral core to the story, and also looks yummy. I'd recommend this to anybody who likes Hong Kong action pictures, or just plain ol' action-for-action's-sake cinematic roller coasters. NOT recommended for kids, though -- they won't pick up on the joke, in which case this would come off as just a huge piece of mega-violence.
Absurd, underrated action film. The John Wick of 9 years ago.
Carrots, sniper rifles, fake babies, hookers, assholes on the road, and PAUL GIAMMATI. Shoot 'Em has got one-liners for days. Clive Owen makes Horatio Caine look like an amateur.
Then there's the horrible acting and writing.. But that's not what this movie is about. Buckle up your seat belt, and eat your fucking vegetables.
No tenía grandes expectativas formadas en torno a esta película… así que me deparó una grata sorpresa. En estos tiempos de superproducciones interminables y blockbusters veraniegos, resulta esperanzador ver cómo sigue existiendo cine de acción como ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’, la saga ‘Crank’ o la película que nos ocupa, capaz de ir al grano sin perderse en subtramas innecesarias que sólo contribuyen a lastrar el conjunto. El argumento, en esta ocasión, pese a su aparente simpleza no deja de ser efectivo: un tipo se encuentra un bebé (Hard Boiled!) y se dedica a protegerlo de un ejército de sicarios mientras investiga por qué se cargaron a la madre. Tiene algún que otro detalle prescindible, como el histrionismo del personaje interpretado…
that's called a true action movie
THIS IS the MOVIE THAT IS ...the action movie.
Gute kurzweilige Action
Eat your carrot. Michael Davis is a super duper director.
Feu à volonté. Superb action romp.
A comprehensive, alphabetical list of films released in the United States that have been condemned by the Catholic Church since…
Here is what I hope becomes a comprehensive list of every film worthy of being labeled a cult classic.