Shoot 'Em Up
Shoot 'Em Up (2007)

A mysterious man delivers a baby during a shootout and is entrusted with protecting the child from criminals out to kill it.

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 7, 2007
DVD Release Date: January 1, 2008
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: As preposterous and over-the-top as Shoot 'Em Up may be, its humor and non-stop action make for a very enjoyable film.

Christy Lemire
Associated Press

After about an hour, though, it all becomes a mind-numbing barrage.

Stephen Hunter
Washington Post

It's just gunfights strung together, without a whisper of coherence or meaning.

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Ali Gray

Far from being a spoof on the genre, Shoot 'Em Up is an action movie with the flab removed - with no more than maybe ten minutes of exposition, you're left with a series of interconnecting money shots, each one more gooey than the last.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

One can certainly be amused and entertained by writer-director Michael Davis's hyperbolic action frolics -- I was -- but not without feeling pretty low and stupid.

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Roger Ebert
Denver Post

The most audacious, implausible, cheerfully offensive, hyperactive action picture I've seen since, oh, Sin City, which in comparison was a chamber drama.

Tim Grierson
Screen International

Merrily amoral, shamelessly watchable and outlandishly funny, Shoot 'Em Up is not for all tastes, but those with a dark sense of humor will have a ball.

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Mark Bourne affectionate, often very funny Simpsons parody of its whole eponymous genre. It's a live-action McBane as co-directed by Quentin Tarantino and Chuck Jones.... Shoot 'Em Up is Hot Fuzz gone to the Dark Side.

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Derek Adams
Time Out

This is seedy, morally defunct, low-IQ cinema for airheads: it's toe-curlingly violent and mostly plain nasty, but quite fun in a debauched kind of way.

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Alonso Duralde

Say what you will about Bugs Bunny, at least he never needed a backstory.

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Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
This is such a great movie. Balls to the walls action. Did i mention Moncia Belluci?? Oh yeah
Eugene Bernabe
While the film's excessive violence and crude humor may not satisfy all moviegoers, it is still a solid shot in presenting a well-formulated plot along… More
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Clintus Maximus
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… More
Phil Hubbs
I expected crap CGI nonsense and was pleasantly surprised. The first thing I noticed about this crazy 'robocop/total recall' topping death tollathon… More
xGary Xx
Clive Owen is minding his own business when a pregnant woman stumbles by pursued by gun-toting villains. Feeling obliged to help, he ends up the target of an… More