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.
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.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull 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 EbertFull 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 TodayFull Review Average Violent thrills and massive blood spills are the essence of the absurdly over-the-top action flick that is Shoot 'Em Up.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
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.
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?