Shoot 'Em Up


Shoot 'Em Up

Critics 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.



Total Count: 162


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User Ratings: 325,389
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Movie Info

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
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
Harry Karp
as Milkshake Slurper
Dean Copkov
as Gunman Stabbed in Eye
Frank Tiefenbach
as Customer in Alley
Michael Rose
as Hammerson's Security Guard
Steve Richard
as Coffee-Sipping Guard
Frank T. Nakashima
as Korean Gorcer
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Critic Reviews for Shoot 'Em Up

All Critics (162) | Top Critics (42)

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

    Jan 3, 2008
  • 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.

    Jan 3, 2008 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Jan 2, 2008 | Full Review…

    Mark Bourne
    Top Critic
  • It's just gunfights strung together, without a whisper of coherence or meaning.

    Nov 3, 2007 | Full Review…
  • The most audacious, implausible, cheerfully offensive, hyperactive action picture I've seen since, oh, Sin City, which in comparison was a chamber drama.

    Sep 15, 2007
  • It pokes fun at the American obsessions of guns, breasts and violence, says the producer. But can we have a proper storyline next time round, Mr Davis?

    Sep 14, 2007 | Rating: 2/5

Audience Reviews for Shoot 'Em Up

  • Jun 03, 2016
    Balls to the wall frenetic action and carrot-laced black comedy mix in this silly, cathartic and entertaining ride. I haven't seen anything quite like it since the Jason Statham vehicle, Crank.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • Aug 31, 2015
    Shoot 'Em Up is the kind of film that's perfect to watch with your mates and just enjoy its nonsense and that's all it's good for, The story is simple and nothing new but the action is so OTT that we can't help but love it and when Clive Owen kills two people with a raw carrot we all know what kind of film it is, It's bloody and silly but it works well, Clive Owens dry humour works perfect as the film never takes itself seriously, It has everything a growing boy needs.
    Jamie C Super Reviewer
  • Nov 12, 2013
    Directors C Super Reviewer
  • May 06, 2013
    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 B Super Reviewer

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