Shoot 'Em UpDirector: Michael Davis, Clive Owen, Paul Giamatti, Monica Bellucci
Clive Owen stars in this gritty, over the top action thriller as Mr. Smith, a gun-toting badass with a hair trigger and an unknown past. He's far from a doctor and farther from a parent, but when he unwittingly discovers an innocent woman delivering a baby right in the middle of a gunfight, Smith enters the fray to save her and though the woman expires, he is the one left in care of the orphaned child. He thinks that the killers were after the woman, but soon he realizes that they had a far more unlikely target: the baby. Smith's regular company is a seedy underworld full of unsavory characters, so he takes the child to the closest thing he knows to a mother: a sultry prostitute played by Monica Bellucci, who specializes in clientele with a mommy fetish. Teamed with his hot but unlikely partner, Smith unloads barrel after barrel to protect the mysterious baby from Mr. Hertz, a ruthless criminal mastermind played by Paul Giamatti. Smith plans to figure out why Hertz and his thugs are after the baby, but if he can't uncover the truth, he'll settle for leaving them all dead in the process.
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Cast & Crew
|Monica Bellucci||Donna Quintan "DQ"|
|Greg Bryk||Lone Man|
|Daniel Pilon||Senator Rutledge|
|Sidney Mende-Gibson||Baby Oliver|
|Lucas Mende-Gibson||Baby Oliver|
|Kaylyn Yellowlees||Baby Oliver|
|Romona Pringle||Baby's Mother|
|Julian Richings||Hertz's Driver|
|Tony Munch||Man Who Rides Shotgun|
|Scott McCord||Killer Shot in Behind|
|Wiley M. Pickett||1st Killer|
|Stephen R. Hart||Club Bouncer|
|David Ury||Diner Holdup Leader|
|Mike Rad||Diner Hood With Earring|
|Andy Mackenzie||Ugly Toenails Hood|
|Laura DeCarteret||Woman in Museum|
|Ryan Finn||Kid in Museum|
|Maria Vacratsis||Pawnshop Owner|
|Suresh John||Motel Manager|
|Jay Reso||Senator's Guard|
|Jane McLean||Madam Maddle|
|Dave Van Zeyl||Diapered Man|
|Layton Morrison||Dog Handler|
|Jo Anne Leach||Woman in Park|
|Frank Tiefenbach||Customer in Alley|
|David Collins||Museum Guard|
|Steve Richard||Coffee-Sipping Guard|
|Harry Karp||Milkshake Slurper|
|Dean Copkov||Gunman Stabbed in Eye|
|Michael Edward Rose||Hammerson's Security Guard|
|Frank T. Nakashima||Korean Gorcer|
|Patrick Banister||Art Director|
|Cale Boyter||Executive Producer|
|Denise Cronenberg||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Douglas Curtis||Executive Producer|
|Toby Emmerich||Executive Producer|
|Gary Frutkoff||Production Designer|
|Michael Hall||Camera Operator|
|Paul Haslinger||Score Composer|
|Jaymes Hinkle||Art Director|
|Michael Kamper||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Jeff Katz||Associate Producer|
|Tony Kenny||Special Effects Supervisor|
|Kaz Kobielski||Special Effects Supervisor|
|Robert Lee||Asst. Director|
|Keith Murphy||Camera Operator|
|Stephen P. Robinson||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Dana Sano||Musical Direction/Supervision|
|John J. Thomson||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Peter Zinda||Sound/Sound Designer|
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I just got through writing what a rotten tomato "The International" was. I bought it along with "Shoot Em Up" during a sale at B&N. This movie made me feel better about the money I wasted on the other. Don't let me bore you with the plot - it's thin. Here's what you need to know - Clive Owen says funny stuff and kills a lot of bad guys using various implements (mostly guns but sometimes carrots). Monica Bellucci turns in a good performance and is as nice to look at as ever. The film is fast-pasted and very, very violent. I liked it. A lot. I'm not saying it's worth $30 on Blu-Ray, but for a better price (used or on sale) it's well worth a look.
This movie is a blast from start to finish. It's way, way over the top but that just makes it more fun. The casting is perfect, the one liners are just right, and the action never stops. Inspired by the classic Spaghetti Westerns, Shoot 'Em Up will please any action fan.
If you're looking for a movie with some substance and good story, don't look here. However, if you love awesome stylish action sequences mixed with humor and a pinch of passion & romance, look no further! The action is bad@$$ and well coreographed...some of the coolest shoot out scenes I have seen. There are several pretty comical parts in this, particularly when Clive's character sees people engaging in some of his pet peeves, rants about them, and decides to act out upon it...giving the people a taste of their own medicine, so to speak. It's pretty hilarious. There is also a passionate, yet rather interesting love scene in this movie as well. There were a few kinda sketchy things in this movie that I wasn't really a big fan of, but they were overlookable, because this movie is pretty awesome overall. Action fans...if you're looking for some cool new movie to check out and have never seen this one before, then do yourselves a favor...check this out! Below are some other great titles starring Clive Owen. (I have not yet seen Derailed, but I have it on good authority that it's a pretty good movie).
I've read a lot of bad reviews on this film, and I think they are all being unfair. It's kind of similiar to slamming a great, light-hearted book like "Bridget Jones" or "The Devil Wears Prada" for not being "War and Peace." There are times and places for serious works of cinema, and there are times and places for great, slap-stick, fun, light-hearted films like Shoot Em Up. Clive Owen just ate up this role with gusto. He played the lead like he'd been waiting for a role that much fun his whole career. Yes, the movie is hyperviolent, but it's SUPPOSED to be. It makes fun of itself. All the reviews say "Only hardcore fans of Quentin Tarantino will like this film." Well, I'm sorry, but Quentin Tarantino is a genius who takes humor, violence and parody to another level. So if critics want to compare this film to anything by Tarantino, I say, let 'em. It's a great movie.
At first im like... a movie about a guy shooting everyone...yippy. but then its not that at all! they guy can use a CARROT AS A DEADLY WEAPON! A CARROT! its awesome. one of my favorite parts id love to do myself was when he is driving and he notices someone driving carelesly :) This movie would have been alot of fun to watch in theaters. you can just tell in alot of parts you would have been screaming and aplouding at the end of some scenes. way fun movie. you wont get up to get a drink.
First, a preface: This movie is pure action fun - not much in the way of literary devices, no insight, no meaningful pauses.
It is meant to be one thing - an adrenaline rush. But to enjoy it to the fullest, you MUST suspend reality and just take it in as it comes. It will be gory, it will be fantastic, it will be on orgy of bullets, but most importantly, it will bring you to the edge of your seat (grinning). So watch this movie, but watch it at face value - a beautifully straightforward action movie!
Shoot 'em up is easily the best film in a bizzare way. It takes no time for character or plot setup and within the first ten min. you better buckle your seatbelt. I first thought the movie was just ok. I found it too full of unrealistic physics and bullets. But however, after viewing it a second time i found it a little more enjoyable. Clive Owens gives a great performance as well as Paul Giamontii. Overall this film is full of crazy, over-the-top violence that it makes you laugh at the great choreographed gun fights. As a movie critic i would not recommend it, but for anyone who wants to watch a great popcorn movie on a Saturday afternoon and loves EXTREME ACTION, I would definently recommend Shoot 'em up.
I thought this movie was the best. Although some of the physical stunts is unrealistic but it was still good. I would not recommend anybody under age 15 to watch this because of all the violence in it.
A down-and-out ex-assassin, Smith, tries to save a heavily pregnant woman from other assassins. During an early, farcical gun battle, ex-assassin Smith helps this mother to give birth, while fending off the “bad guys” with an array of killer carrots. The mother is killed, but the baby survives. Then, Smith proceeds to protect this orphaned child at all costs. Smith takes the child to a prostitute/wet nurse, and thus begins many more farcical gun battles. To say that I did not enjoy this movie is a gross understatement. To say that I loathed, detested, even abhorred, this film would be a little closer to the mark. I am usually a reasonably good judge of what movies I will and will not like, by viewing the trailer. So, after watching the film, I was pretty disgusted with the way it was being advertised. The screen promotion for this film gives you fleeting glances of some high-octane, action sequences. You will also see, in the film’s advertisement, Clive Owen, Monica Bellucci, and Paul Giamatti looking ultra-chi-chi and uttering snappy one-liners. Therefore I was eagerly anticipating the film’s release, as I enjoy watching the occasional movie that is completely unpretentious. Movies, whose sole purpose is to entertain the viewer, can be a worthwhile antidote for a miserable day. However, Shoot ‘Em Up’s content is not what it says on the tin. In fact, from the outset, Shoot ‘Em Up stretches the boundaries of bad taste. The vile content includes breast-feeding fetishists, as well as a corrupt senator who is harvesting babies, in order to receive a bone marrow transplant. At no point did I find any of the action sequences even remotely amusing. In fact, I sat through the movie in a permanent and inexorable state of disgust. Now, some would say that I should have known what the movie was like, and because I do not like this sort of film, I should not have bothered watching it. But, I would argue that the advertisement gave no indication of the baseness of the movie’s theme. Others may argue still, that this movie is based on the Garth Ennis comic books, and that I should have known what I was in for. But, for those of you who have matured past adolescence, and no longer see the humour in a cheesy and salacious graphic novel, be aware that the trailer for this movie is essentially misleading. I feel that I have been slightly preachy in this review, so I am going to soften up a bit and give this film a few tiny bits of praise (probably a lot more than it deserves). If you like your movies to have nonstop action sequences, then Shoot ‘Em Up supplies these in abundance. Whether or not you appreciate the humour of these set pieces is entirely up to your discretion. The film also pays homage/rips-off some of the truly action flicks. Michael Davis, the director, lets us glimpse the quirky humour of Raising Arizona, and takes the cheesiness of action movie one-liners to another level. I have no doubt that there are some of you out there who will revel in Shoot ’Em Up’s licentious and absurd premise. But, unfortunately for me, the film was not my cup of tea. So, if some guy “feeling up” a recently deceased woman is your idea of a laugh, then this is the movie for you. But, if not, then avoid this film at all costs!
this is a masogonistic glorification of violence. i couldnt enjoy one second of this film. i love action and violence and women. but this was just untasteful. only sat through 10 minutes before me and my girlfriend turned it off to watch Aliens. thats a good one. steer clear of this trash