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Shoot 'Em Up Reviews

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Mike Barnard
Future Movies UK
September 7, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
September 6, 2007
A vulgar, smug and willfully stupid movie that's both a lazy pseudo-parody of action films and a particularly egregious example of the genre itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
September 6, 2007
The most amoral action film since Crank.
| Original Score: 3/5
Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly
September 15, 2007
The term 'suspending disbelief' hasn't been this apropos since Democrats watched President Bush take the oath of office.
| Original Score: 2/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
September 6, 2007
Drinking the full adrenaline-with-a-wink cocktail might be too much, but there's nothing wrong with sampling it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 1, 2008
Say what you will about Bugs Bunny, at least he never needed a backstory.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
September 6, 2007
Really, this thing is pretty rank.
| Original Score: 1/4
Robert Newton
Christian Science Monitor
September 6, 2007
There is not yet an expression to describe how over-the-top this hyperkinetic action comedy is, from its John Woo/Rube Goldberg inspired set pieces to its painful self-awareness of its own darned cleverness.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
September 10, 2007
A big bloody disappointment.
Todd Gilchrist
IGN Movies
September 7, 2007
A fun, if messy, compilation of the most absurd action scenes ever put on celluloid.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
September 4, 2007
Getting worked up over Shoot 'Em Up's excessive bloodshed is playing right into its hands.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review
March 3, 2008
...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 | Original Score: 2/10
Dezhda Gaubert
E! Online
September 7, 2007
It's inevitable that a movie this trigger-happy shoots itself in the foot.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Brian Orndorf
eFilmCritic.com
September 6, 2007
If there's a Hell, an honest-to-God place of eternal torment, Shoot 'Em Up would make the ideal introductory video, promising a lifetime of anguish to come.
Full Review | Original Score: F
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
September 12, 2007
The real problem is that 80 minutes of essentially non-stop action...are eventually wearying
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
January 3, 2008
After about an hour, though, it all becomes a mind-numbing barrage.
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
September 7, 2007
For mainstream audiences, its whiplash pacing, frenetic camera work and offhand manner toward blood spillage probably will be disturbing.
| Original Score: 2/4
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
September 14, 2007
The film is so fast it is over almost before it begins and so empty-headed it demands little but your inertia. On the way there are moments of weird charm, conjured by the movie's velocity.
Brandon Fibbs
Christianity Today
September 7, 2007
A tasteless cartoon that uses the high-minded ideals of satire and social commentary to cloak the fact that it is shamelessly pandering to the most base, juvenile parts of our nature.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Derek Adams
Time Out
September 14, 2007
This is seedy, morally defunct, low-IQ cinema for airheads: it's toe-curlingly violent and mostly plain nasty, but quite fun in a debauched kind of way.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/6
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
September 8, 2007

Screen International
September 8, 2007
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