Shoot 'Em Up (2007)

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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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Movie Info

A mysterious man delivers a baby during a shootout and is entrusted with protecting the child from criminals out to kill it.
Rating:
R (for pervasive strong bloody violence, sexuality and some language)
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Cast

Clive Owen
as Smith
Monica Bellucci
as Donna Quintano
Stephen McHattie
as Hammerson
Greg Bryk
as Lone Man
Daniel Pilon
as Sen. Rutledge
Sidney Mende-Gibson
as Baby Oliver
Lucas Mende-Gibson
as Baby Oliver
Ramona Pringle
as Baby's Mother
Kaylyn Yellowlees
as Baby Oliver
Tony Munch
as Man Who Rides Shotgun
Julian Richings
as Hertz's Driver
Scott McCord
as Killer Shot in Behind
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
Dean Copkov
as Gunman Stabbed in Eye
Frank Tiefenbach
as Customer in Alley
Michael Edward 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 (161) | Top Critics (39)

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Full Review… | November 17, 2011
Time Out
Top Critic

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November 16, 2011
Time Out
Top Critic

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

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

...an 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
Film.com
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | November 2, 2007
Washington Post
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Shoot 'Em Up

½

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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
Phil Hubbs

Super Reviewer

½

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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