Shoot 'Em Up Reviews

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November 18, 2011
May 1, 2008
Say what you will about Bugs Bunny, at least he never needed a backstory.
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.
January 9, 2008
...essentially just one long chase sequence that becomes much too monotonous much too soon.
January 3, 2008
After about an hour, though, it all becomes a mind-numbing barrage.
November 1, 2007
The whole thing is supposed to be played for laughs, but it is too bloody, too brutal and too sadistic to be remotely amusing.
September 27, 2007
Witless misfire.
September 26, 2007
Watching Shoot 'Em Up was akin to watching latter-day Saturday Night Live: I could tell what they meant to be going for, but the comedy just fell flat flat flat.
September 22, 2007
For the most part, this is strictly kiss kiss, bang bang, yawn yawn.
September 19, 2007
While gorehounds and fanboys will line up (if only to see two examples of death by carrot stick), it's 50-50 as to whether other palates will savor this particular dish.
September 15, 2007
The term 'suspending disbelief' hasn't been this apropos since Democrats watched President Bush take the oath of office.
September 14, 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?
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.
September 14, 2007
There are laughs in Owen's loathing of various male affectations but it's ultimately wearyingly crude and calculating.
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.
September 12, 2007
The real problem is that 80 minutes of essentially non-stop action...are eventually wearying
September 10, 2007
It's great fun... until it gets tedious.
September 10, 2007
A big bloody disappointment.
September 9, 2007
Ugly, disgusting, revolting, sadistic, and pointless...If it is intended as a satire, it fails. If it isn't, it is a grotesque disgrace.
September 9, 2007
Offering frenetic, absurdist, over-the-top violence, it's a silly, smarmy, shell-shocked live-action cartoon.
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