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Shoot 'Em Up
Shoot 'Em Up
Actors: Clive Owen, Paul Giamatti, Monica Bellucci, Stephen McHattie, Greg Bryk
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Mystery & Suspense
UR     2008     1hr 26min

Man must protect baby from forces that want to kill it.

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Actors: Clive Owen, Paul Giamatti, Monica Bellucci, Stephen McHattie, Greg Bryk
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Crime, Comedy, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: New Line Home Video
Format: DVD - Widescreen,Anamorphic - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 01/01/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 1hr 26min
Screens: Widescreen,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 8
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English, Italian, Spanish
Subtitles: English, Spanish
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Member Movie Reviews

Reviewed on 12/25/2022...
Over the top action and at times, jumped the shark a few times but it was a pretty entertaining action flick!
Daniel V. (DVassily) from SALEM, MA
Reviewed on 6/30/2012...
The best part of this movie is that only guns are used as weapons, except for the occasional carrot. Great story, great characters, great actors. If you like action this is for you.
2 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Torkel E. (Torbjorn) from FAIRHOPE, AL
Reviewed on 6/30/2012...
If you like action, this is it.
3 of 4 member(s) found this review helpful.
Derek B. from LINDSBORG, KS
Reviewed on 1/11/2011...
Whoa, I can buy a lot of things, aliens coming to earth and blowing up the white house? You betcha. 300 guys standing against thousands all while wearing nothing more than a loin cloth? sure! Hundreds of troops hiding in a giant wooden horse and then defeating the Trojans? okay. Eddy Murphy being able to talk to animals? why not. Sarah Jessica Parker being sexy? Thatís a bit of a stretch. But I can not for one second believe you can kill people with a carrot, thatís just something I can not buy. I also can not but that they make baby sized bullet proof vests, in camo no less and I canít get behind shooting an umbilical cord off. And most off all you can not be shot at by hundreds of people and only get winged once in the shoulder. There was just too much suspension of disbelief for me in this film. There were some positive aspects to the movie, the acting was good, the action scenes were great and the plot was kinda fun. But the crazy deaths and outlandish scenarios were just too much to overcome. And seriously what the hell was up with the carrots, like a crazy fetish or something. He had more carrots just stashed on his body then should be aloud by law, itís just weird.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

Mindlessly memorable
Amanda Richards | Georgetown, Guyana | 12/09/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Whoah! If you're looking for mindless action, THIS is the movie for you.
It's over the top, totally unbelievable, physically impossible, but absolutely brilliant all at the same time.

2 minute version:

Clive Owen eats a lot of carrots, and values his privacy. There are many things that he absolutely hates, and he comes into contact with most of these things when he unwillingly gets involved in a plot to kill a very pregnant young woman. Suddenly faced with a nanny job, he shoots his way out of the frying pan and into the fire, each scenario more draw-dropping-ly impossible than the last. Paul Giamatti plays an unlikely criminal mastermind and Monica Bellucci is under-utilized as the proverbial professional with a heart of gold except she's also got a chest of milk to go with it. Things get political, and hopelessly complicated, and of course there's lots and lots (and lots) of shooting, during any (and I do mean ANY) situation.

Good stuff:

1. Clive Owen
2. Clive Owen's one-liners
3. Clive Owen's stunts
4. The hilariously bad but breathtaking, yet impossible scenarios
5. Paul Giamatti's cell phone calls
6. The body count
7. Clive Owen's nude scene
8. Clive Owen

Bad stuff:

1. Carrots are DEFINITELY not good for some people
2. Not enough Bellucci
3. Plot (nuff said) but then again, we don't need no steenkin' plot

If you can forget that this movie professes to have a plot, you're in for a rollicking good (but extremely violent) time. Definitely a must-see if you're looking for mindless adult entertainment, and don't mind looking at Clive Owen.

Rated: 4.5 stars

Amanda Richards, December 9, 2007
If you've got it, Flaunt it!
Grady Harp | Los Angeles, CA United States | 01/04/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"SHOOT 'EM UP is well named: this is a whompingly good action movie that is as much parody of its genre as it is a good story. It never for a moment takes itself seriously and it is played by a strong cast of top-drawer actors having a terrific time. Writer/director Michael Davis has found his niche and let's hope there will be more dark comedies that are as much fun to watch as this one.

The story is negligible: lone man Smith (Clive Owen at his best) observes a pregnant woman in chased distress, delivers her baby, then finishes off the huge gang of bad guys who are in pursuit, taking the newborn boy to transient safety. Smith finds a lactating prostitute Donna (beautiful Monica Bellucci), takes her from her business of kinky sex and makes her the baby's surrogate mother. A smarmy gangster Hertz (Paul Giamatti in another career forming role), connected to an illicit arms manufacturer Hammerson (Stephen McHattie), is in pursuit of both Smith and the baby for reasons that are finally disclosed: the baby is part of a ring of potential bone marrow donors for an important Senator. The ending is, well, an ending. But it is the getting there that is all the fun.

The dialog is peppered with hilarious one-liners that have a real edge and the methods of the endless killings include several using the carrot that Smith keeps at hand as a weapon. The shootings are fast and impossible but actually hilarious in the choreography. Clive Owen plays the role straight, with a real gift for humor as well as action. Paul Giamatti is a sinister delight and able to match Owens one-liner for one-liner. Monica Bellucci makes her impossible role credible and as always is gorgeous to look at! This is a fast paced, finely written and acted parody - definitely deserving of the comic book title! Grady Harp, January 08
One Star Reviewers..., get a clue, or at least a sense of hu
Cindyloufu | The Bluegrass State | 05/07/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Yes, this movie is completely over the top. That's the point !!!!!!!!!! The film is a caricature of action films. The action hero is named "Mr. Smith." The hooker has a heart of gold. The body count is enormous! They have a baby in a bulletproof vest!!! I have no idea how anyone could take this movie seriously. You aren't supposed to!!! If you love action movies, and have a good sense of humor, you will enjoy this movie. This movie is great fun. I laughed my *ss off! And Clive Owen is seriously hot!!! (and for the guys.... Monica Bellucci is beautiful.)"