Shoot 'Em Up

Shoot 'Em Up

Shoot 'Em Up

Described as 'a wet dream for action junkies’, hard boiled exploitation flick - Shoot ‘Em Up - stars Clive Owen as Mr Smith. The mysterious loner teams up with an unlikely ally (Monica Belluci) to protect a newborn baby from a determined criminal (Paul Giamatti), who hunts them throughout the bowels of the city. Shootouts while skydiving, shootouts while copulating, shootouts galore.

200786 minsUSA
ActionAdventureComedyCrimeThriller

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Reviews & comments

Fun shoot 'em up for the boys ...

... if you don't take it too seriously.

5.0
Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

press

Violent and vile in equal measure. When hitman Paul Giamatti is dispatched to assassinate a pregnant woman, not-so-innocent bystander Clive Owen intervenes on the baby's behalf, unleashing a firefight of epic proportions. Good taste is the first fatality in this gonzo thrill-seeker, sure to offend mainstream dispositions, yet too stylistically audacious to dismiss outright...

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

You can't accuse "Shoot 'Em Up" of not living up to its billing. This ramped-up action movie on steroids essentially consists of one over-the-top shootout after the other, including one taking place during sexual intercourse and another while skydiving. Anyone looking for subtlety, character development or layered plotting will be disappointed, but action fans will find plenty to amuse them with this film that makes "Hard-Boiled" look restrained....

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A depraved B(ullet) movie that may not quite be John Woo’s wet dream, but which is good enough to make the maestro shift uncomfortably in his sleep...

4.0
BBC

BBC

press

An outrageously shoddy, audaciously choreographed exploitation flick that loves the smell of gunpowder in the morning... It's utterly ridiculous but also astonishing in its sheer visual verve - and it sets the tone for a supercharged exploitation movie that the director pitched to studios as "John Woo's wet dream". Still, not even Woo could have fantasised a sex scene during a shoot out...

3.0
Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

press

Violent and vile in equal measure. When hitman Paul Giamatti is dispatched to assassinate a pregnant woman, not-so-innocent bystander Clive Owen intervenes on the baby's behalf, unleashing a firefight of epic proportions. Good taste is the first fatality in this gonzo thrill-seeker, sure to offend mainstream dispositions, yet too stylistically audacious to dismiss outright...

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

You can't accuse "Shoot 'Em Up" of not living up to its billing. This ramped-up action movie on steroids essentially consists of one over-the-top shootout after the other, including one taking place during sexual intercourse and another while skydiving. Anyone looking for subtlety, character development or layered plotting will be disappointed, but action fans will find plenty to amuse them with this film that makes "Hard-Boiled" look restrained....

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A depraved B(ullet) movie that may not quite be John Woo’s wet dream, but which is good enough to make the maestro shift uncomfortably in his sleep...

4.0
BBC

BBC

press

An outrageously shoddy, audaciously choreographed exploitation flick that loves the smell of gunpowder in the morning... It's utterly ridiculous but also astonishing in its sheer visual verve - and it sets the tone for a supercharged exploitation movie that the director pitched to studios as "John Woo's wet dream". Still, not even Woo could have fantasised a sex scene during a shoot out...

3.0

Fun shoot 'em up for the boys ...

... if you don't take it too seriously.

5.0