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Gun Shy

Gun Shy (2000)

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24

Average Rating: 4.5/10
Reviews Counted: 42
Fresh: 10 | Rotten: 32

A dark comedy of the low brow nature -- filled with fart and gay jokes. Even Liam Neeson and Sandra Bullock cannot save this failure.

20

Average Rating: 3.8/10
Critic Reviews: 10
Fresh: 2 | Rotten: 8

A dark comedy of the low brow nature -- filled with fart and gay jokes. Even Liam Neeson and Sandra Bullock cannot save this failure.

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37

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Average Rating: 2.9/5
User Ratings: 5,241

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Movie Info

In this action-laced comedy, a cop on the verge of a nervous breakdown finds love at the least convenient time. Charlie Mayo (Liam Neeson) is an undercover agent with the DEA who was nearly killed when a sting set up to nail a gang of drug dealers went horribly wrong. The accident left Charlie shaken, and he's gone into therapy to hold himself together as he struggles through one final case before retiring. Charlie's superior (Mitch Pileggi) has set him up on another undercover assignment as he

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Eric Blakeney

Oct 30, 2001

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All Critics (55) | Top Critics (13) | Fresh (10) | Rotten (32) | DVD (8)

Weird exercise in toilet humor.

January 1, 2000
New York Post
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Not only is the script incomprehensible, the film wasn't edited or directed -- it was crammed into a Cuisinart.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: CNN.com
CNN.com
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A half hour in and still, the plot, tone, and setting are incomprehensible.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly
Entertainment Weekly
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Gun Shy is worth at least a shot at a matinee.

January 1, 2000
Mr. Showbiz
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The movie is marred by an overreliance on unfunny bathroom gags.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times
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Gun Shy can't rise on wobbly legs.

January 1, 2000
Film.com
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Sure it falls apart right at the end--but up until that point it's a gem of an underrated comedy.

December 20, 2002
Needcoffee.com

[Gun Shy is] not boring as much as it's...forgettable.

November 12, 2002 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
Reel Film Reviews

A quirky comedy about middle-aged burnout.

March 13, 2002 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

I'd rather be shot then have to see this again .

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: 3BlackChicks Review
3BlackChicks Review

Neither romantic nor dark, neither humorous nor satiric, Gun Shy tries to be Bob Newhart, Goodfellas, Mickey Blue Eyes and Forces of Nature and succeeds at none of the above.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Compuserve
Compuserve

Movies this badly botched are seldom released in theaters.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Citysearch
Citysearch

Gun Shy is also likely to be a bad career move for producer/co-star Sandra Bullock.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

It's a shame everything is so discombobulated, because some sparkling moments get lost in the mess.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Not exactly what I'd call hilarious.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com
TheMovieReport.com

It is not funny enough to be the spoof it wants to be, not exciting or suspenseful enough to support the action scenes.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

The supporting cast is comical, and anyone enjoying the misadventures of dumb lawbreakers should get a kick out of this movie.

January 1, 2000
Radio Free Entertainment

By the middle of the film, however, this cross between the original Bob Newhart Show and the James Bond films has hit it's stride and we can sit back and enjoy a really comfortable movie.

January 1, 2000
Greenwich Village Gazette

Gun Shy is the kind of movie that makes you laugh; then, as you think about it afterward, you feel ashamed you enjoyed it.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

This comedy could use a Prozac or two.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: E! Online | Comment (1)
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Audience Reviews for Gun Shy

Vet Early Liam Neeson and its really far from his best or anyones best. 2 stars
November 5, 2012
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Bruce Bruce

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This inane, confused comedy rambles in circles until the climax, where it all but disintegrates before my eyes.
June 5, 2009
deano
Dean McKenna

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    1. Charlie Mayo: But you're so good at fucking people up... I thought you loved your job.
    – Submitted by Bradley D (3 years ago)
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