Shoot 'Em Up (2007) - Rotten Tomatoes

Shoot 'Em Up (2007)



Critic Consensus: As preposterous and over-the-top as Shoot 'Em Up may be, its humor and non-stop action make for a very enjoyable film.

Movie Info

A mysterious man delivers a baby during a shootout and is entrusted with protecting the child from criminals out to kill it.more
Rating: R (for pervasive strong bloody violence, sexuality and some language)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Michael Davis
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 1, 2008
Box Office: $12.7M
New Line Cinema - Official Site


Monica Bellucci
as Donna Quintano
Greg Bryk
as Lone Man
Daniel Pilon
as Sen. Rutledge
Lucas Mende-Gibson
as Baby Oliver
Ramona Pringle
as Baby's Mother
Kaylyn Yellowlees
as Baby Oliver
tony munch
as Man Who Rides Shotgu...
Julian Richings
as Hertz's Driver
Scott McCord
as Killer Shot in Behin...
Wiley M. Pickett
as First Killer
Stephen R. Hart
as Club Bouncer
David Ury
as Diner Holdup Leader
Mike Rad
as Diner Hood With Earr...
Andy Mackenzie
as Ugly Toenails Hood
Laura DeCarteret
as Woman in Museum
Maria Vacratsis
as Pawnshop Owner
Suresh John
as Motel Manager
Ryan Finn
as Kid in Museum
Jay Reso
as Senator's Guard
Jane McLean
as Madam Maddie
Dave Van Zeyl
as Diapered Man
Layton Morrison
as Dog Handler
Joanne Leach
as Woman in Park
David Collins
as Museum Guard
Richard Vell Stephen
as Coffee-Sipping Guard
Jo Anne Leach
as Woman in Park
Harry Karp
as Milkshake Slurper
Frank Tiefenbach
as Customer in Alley
Dean Copkov
as Gunman Stabbed in Ey...
Michael Edward Rose
as Hammerson's Security...
Steve Richard
as Coffee-Sipping Guard
Frank T. Nakashima
as Korean Gorcer
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Critic Reviews for Shoot 'Em Up

All Critics (163) | Top Critics (40)

After about an hour, though, it all becomes a mind-numbing barrage.

Full Review… | January 3, 2008
Associated Press
Top Critic

One can certainly be amused and entertained by writer-director Michael Davis's hyperbolic action frolics -- I was -- but not without feeling pretty low and stupid.

Full Review… | January 3, 2008
Chicago Reader
Top Critic affectionate, often very funny Simpsons parody of its whole eponymous genre. It's a live-action McBane as co-directed by Quentin Tarantino and Chuck Jones.... Shoot 'Em Up is Hot Fuzz gone to the Dark Side.

Full Review… | January 2, 2008
Top Critic

It's just gunfights strung together, without a whisper of coherence or meaning.

Full Review… | November 3, 2007
Washington Post
Top Critic

Far from being a spoof on the genre, Shoot 'Em Up is an action movie with the flab removed - with no more than maybe ten minutes of exposition, you're left with a series of interconnecting money shots, each one more gooey than the last.

Full Review… | November 3, 2012

Merrily amoral, shamelessly watchable and outlandishly funny, Shoot 'Em Up is not for all tastes, but those with a dark sense of humor will have a ball.

Full Review… | July 23, 2008

Audience Reviews for Shoot 'Em Up

This is such a great movie. Balls to the walls action. Did i mention Moncia Belluci?? Oh yeah

John Manard

Super Reviewer



Directors Cat
Directors Cat

Super Reviewer

I expected crap CGI nonsense and was pleasantly surprised.
The first thing I noticed about this crazy 'robocop/total recall' topping death tollathon was the action gun battles are really well done and look realistic, there's no obvious CGI effects in there and its all very gritty and cool, over the top but cool.

The whole thing is really dumb lets be honest, the story is awful and the main lead, Owen, is totally miscast in my opinion, he's just not this kind of action man and can't fit the role. It is funny though, gives Arnie a run for the money with wisecracks after gunning down the latest henchman...of which there is no end of of course.

There are some stupid sequences that do spoil the realism and hardcore violence, jumping out of a plane with a following midair gun battle? jumping into a car through a sunroof from off a tall building? and catapolting through a windscreen after crashing head on with a van and landing safely inside to comfortably shoot everybody!?. All of which are too computer gamey for me, but you have to expect that with this type of film, after all the title says it all.

Its good for the gun battles and bloodshed, if it was Arnie I would be wetting myself with glee shame it isn't. But its good to see a good old fashioned bloodbath, and for once with little CGI shit.

Phil Hubbs

Super Reviewer

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