Shoot 'Em Up Reviews

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November 18, 2011
November 17, 2011
January 3, 2008
After about an hour, though, it all becomes a mind-numbing barrage.
January 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.
January 2, 2008
...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.
November 3, 2007
It's just gunfights strung together, without a whisper of coherence or meaning.
September 15, 2007
The most audacious, implausible, cheerfully offensive, hyperactive action picture I've seen since, oh, Sin City, which in comparison was a chamber drama.
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
There are laughs in Owen's loathing of various male affectations but it's ultimately wearyingly crude and calculating.
September 14, 2007
It is utter nonsense and completely reprehensible morally. But it's an outrageous amount of fun.
September 14, 2007
Bang, bang you're dead: Clive Owen romps his way through Shoot 'Em Up, an outrageously shoddy, audaciously choreographed exploitation flick that loves the smell of gunpowder in the morning.
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 10, 2007
A big bloody disappointment.
September 8, 2007
Giamatti plays his villain role with a purring fervency that implies he wishes he had a properly twirlable mustache.
September 7, 2007
The sum of the movie's exploding parts adds up to nothing -- not even just good, sick fun.
September 7, 2007
For mainstream audiences, its whiplash pacing, frenetic camera work and offhand manner toward blood spillage probably will be disturbing.
September 7, 2007
If John Woo had directed a Bugs Bunny cartoon written by the creators of South Park, the result might be something like Shoot `Em Up, but with a crucial difference: Bugs Bunny cartoons were always less than 10 minutes long.
September 7, 2007
Jaw-dropping only hints at the reaction to the intricately staged fights, especially a shootout between Smith and a dozen or so villains as they step out of a jet and plummet toward Earth sans parachutes.
September 7, 2007
Even more distressing is the presence of Owen and Paul Giamatti. I understand the concept of working as much as possible while you're hot, but it's a slippery slope.
September 7, 2007
You know Quentin Tarantino is probably over the hill when he can be so parodied with such deadly precision in Shoot 'Em Up.
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