Gun Shy

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In theaters Feb 04, 2000
R, 1 hr. 42 min.


Movie Info

Synopsis: 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
Director: Eric Blakeney
Rated: R
Running Time: 1 hr. 42 min.
Genre: Comedy
Theater Release: Feb 04, 2000
DVD Release: Oct 30, 2001


Liam Neeson

Oliver Platt

Fulvio Nesstra
Jose Zuniga

Fidel Vaillar
Mitch Pileggi

Dexter Helvenshaw
Mary McCormack

Gloria Nesstra
Andrew Lauer

Jason Cane
Frank Vincent

Carmine Minetti


Critic Reviews

Consensus: A dark comedy of the low brow nature -- filled with fart and gay jokes. Even Liam Neeson and Sandra Bullock cannot save this failure.
  • Weird exercise in toilet humor. More...
  • Not only is the script incomprehensible, the film wasn't edited or directed -- it was crammed into a Cuisinart. More...
  • A half hour in and still, the plot, tone, and setting are incomprehensible. More...
  • Gun Shy is worth at least a shot at a matinee. More...
  • He (Eric Blakeney) shows real promise with clever dialogue and plotting, and especially with creating a gallery of intriguing characters. More...
  • Gun Shy can't rise on wobbly legs. More...
  • The movie is marred by an overreliance on unfunny bathroom gags. More...
  • The direction is proficient More...
  • Sure it falls apart right at the end--but up until that point it's a gem of an underrated comedy. More...
  • [Gun Shy is] not boring as much as it's...forgettable. More...

User Reviews

  • Vet Early Liam Neeson and its really far from his best or anyones best. 2 stars
  • This inane, confused comedy rambles in circles until the climax, where it all but disintegrates before my eyes.
  • Narcosleepy!
  • I liked it.
  • Well, of course Liam Neeson would be gun shy, because he's so tough that he doesn't need a gun, he can just kill people with his voice, alone, though...
  • Starts out with good intentions and good acting trips on one cliche and a pitfalls and then compounds the failures until the ending is so cliche you...
  • WOW. Amazingly boring.