TomBidinger's Rating of Shoot 'Em Up

Tom's Review of Shoot 'Em Up

10 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes
Shoot 'Em Up

Shoot 'Em Up(2007)

Probably the most fun I've had at the theaters EVER was when I saw [i]Shoot 'Em Up[/i]. The uber-action movie starring Clive Owen and Paul Giamatti is a spoof of action films and accomplishes its goal of being absolutely ridiculous. Outlandish deaths, babies, and Clive Owen killing everyone pretty much sums up the movie. This film had the most intense action I've ever seen and was one of the funniest action/gore films I've seen since [i]Planet Terror[/i] (part 1 of [i]Grindhouse[/i]). It reminded me a lot of [i]Planet Terror[/i] and I think it really worked as a film. It's hard to critique a movie like this on its plot, acting, and other elements when its ultimate goal is to do the opposite of that. [i]Shoot 'Em Up[/i] is a great action movie that, along with [i]Snakes on a Plane[/i], doesn't take itself seriously. Oh, I almost forgot about Clive Owen's Schwarzenegger-esque jokes he makes after he kills people. Golden.