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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.

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A mysterious man delivers a baby during a shootout and is entrusted with protecting the child from criminals out to kill it.

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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 Shotgun
Scott McCord
as Killer Shot in Behind
Julian Richings
as Hertz's Driver
Wiley M. Pickett
as First Killer
Stephen R. Hart
as Club Bouncer
David Ury
as Diner Holdup Leader
Mike Rad
as Diner Hood With Earring
Andy Mackenzie
as Ugly Toenails Hood
Laura DeCarteret
as Woman in Museum
Maria Vacratsis
as Pawnshop Owner
Suresh John
as Motel Manager
Jay Reso
as Senator's Guard
Ryan Finn
as Kid in Museum
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
Harry Karp
as Milkshake Slurper
Jo Anne Leach
as Woman in Park
Frank Tiefenbach
as Customer in Alley
Dean Copkov
as Gunman Stabbed in Eye
Michael Edward Rose
as Hammerson's Security Guard
Steve Richard
as Coffee-Sipping Guard
Frank T. Nakashima
as Korean Gorcer
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All Critics (161)

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

Say what you will about Bugs Bunny, at least he never needed a backstory.

Full Review… | May 1, 2008's certainly impossible to deny the effectiveness of the three central performances.

Full Review… | March 25, 2008
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Clive Owen is ideally cast as the likeable loner (with a tragedy in his past, of course) whose self defence and killing efficiency is declared with deadpan delivery.

Full Review… | March 23, 2008
Urban Cinefile

...painfully uncool one-liners, a flat performance from Clive Owen, a disgusting job by Paul Giamatti and a plot that reveals itself to be idiotic.

Full Review… | March 3, 2008
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Directors Cat
Directors Cat

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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
Phil Hubbs

Super Reviewer


While the film's excessive violence and crude humor may not satisfy all moviegoers, it is still a solid shot in presenting a well-formulated plot along with a strong performances from its cast (Owen, Giamatti, Bellucci) Shoot 'Em Up, like the protagonist in the film, shoots everywhere from all different angles, and though unorthodox, finds its target and penetrates well. 4.5/5

Eugene Bernabe
Eugene Bernabe

Super Reviewer

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