Clintus' Review of Shoot 'Em Up
Shoot 'Em Up(2007)
Shoot 'Em Up could have been subtitled: Mr. Smith Kills Everybody. This film is the ultimate I've seen in simple non-stop mindless action. Its unusual; The plot isn't important at all, it is just bloody, funny, and completely entertaining. Its almost sadistic in its level of violence; you'll wince and laugh equally.
I loved Clive Owen as the lead; there's plenty of him and bad guy Paul Giamatti- kind of atypical in this kind of role. Female lead Monica Bellucci is great; there's not enough of her. There is enough of carrots, stunts, and body count. These are some of the most mind blowing stunts ever. Dpn't question the plot or the physics, just have fun. The movie's a lot like Motley Crue's "Kick Start My Heart, " wjich appropriately plays during the final credits.