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At Theaters: 9/7/2007 On Video: 12/31/2007
Rated: R Length: 1 hr. 20 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 489969
Studio: New Line Cinema
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Mr. Smith, a mysterious loner who teams up with an unlikely ally to protect a newborn baby from a determined criminal who hunts them throughout the bowels of the city.
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Movie Type (Genre) Heading
Action Thriller - This is a very violent, very bloody, non-stop gunfight movie that doesn't take itself seriously at all. Those offended by violence are better to steer clear while those looking for more serious action won't be amused. There are also a number of sexually suggestive elements that may turn off more conservative viewers. This film is definitely not for kids.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Clive Owen THE GOLDEN AGE, CHILDREN OF MEN, INSIDE MAN
Paul Giamatti FRED CLAUS, THE ILLUSIONIST, THE ANT BULLY
Monica Bellucci THE BROTHERS GRIMM, SHE HATE ME
Wri/Dir: Michael Davis MONSTER MAN
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About The Production
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: 11 F-words, 2 S-words, 5 GD's, a number of others.
SEX/NUDITY: Sex with related nudity.
VIOLENCE: Bloody shootings, stabbings, beatings.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Some alcohol and pills.
ACTION: Nonstop gunfights.
COMEDY: Dark humor; toilet humor; one-liners.
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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Above Average I like Shoot 'Em Up's audacity and its willingness to push the envelope beyond the limits of good taste. In the end, it's a little too long and uneven to recommend outright, but I won't deny having enjoyed aspects of what Davis is offering.

Roger Ebert Full Review
Very Good 'Shoot 'em Up,' written and directed by the gung-ho Michael Davis, is the most audacious, implausible, cheerfully offensive, hyperactive action picture I've seen since, oh, '"Sin City,' which in comparison was a chamber drama.

USA Today Full Review
Average Violent thrills and massive blood spills are the essence of the absurdly over-the-top action flick that is Shoot 'Em Up.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 54 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
6
Very High
100%
13-19Teens (F)
3
About 50/50
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
15
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
4
Fairly High
100%
30+Adults (M)
14
High
79%
30+Adults (F)
12
Low
42%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 54 moviegoers:
TEENS:The few teen males that got in to see this R rated movie thought it was great. Most gave it very high reviews. Only one of the three teen females enjoyed it. The others rated it below average.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:The males (as expected) LOVED "SHOOT'EM UP." There were only a few females and all of them really enjoyed it, just not quite as much as the guys. Easily Recommended.
ADULTS:Both the male and female reviews are very mixed. A little better than half the guys really enjoyed "Shoot'em Up." About half of the remaining half rated it average to below average. The remaining reviews are very low, but fortunately they make up a small percentage. The female reviews are pretty low. About a quarter really enjoyed it. Most of the remaining reviews are below average with quite a few "Terrible" reviews. I would recommend "Shoot'em Up" to the guys but not the ladies.


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
Mr. Smith (Clive Owen), the angriest, most hardboiled man in the world, who finds himself entrusted to protect the most innocent thing of all - a newborn child. When Smith delivers the baby in the middle of a gunfight, he soon discovers that the infant is the target of a shadowy force that has sent a team of mysterious and endless assailants, led by Hertz (Paul Giamatti), to erase all traces of the baby.

Amid a hail of bullets and facing every conceivable permutation of gunfight, Smith teams up with a prostitute named DQ (Monica Bellucci) to solve the mystery as to why the baby's life is being threatened before this makeshift family all ends up on the wrong side of a bullet. Everyone wants the baby dead. The big question is why?

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