Shoot 'Em Up Synopsis
A man named Mr. Smith (Clive Owen) delivers a woman's baby during a shootout.
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
This is likely the fastest-moving intentionally funny action movie ever made. It's as if the 21 Bond movies and four "Die Hards" had been...
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The most audacious, implausible, cheerfully offensive, hyperactive action picture I've seen since, oh, "Sin City," which in comparison was...
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Its pulpy violent excess will tip over...into slightly more excessive excess. That's its silly, scuzzball joy.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Anyone looking for subtlety, character development or layered plotting will be disappointed, but action fans will find plenty to amuse them...
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
This wet dream for action junkies leaves out logic and motivation --you know, all the boring stuff.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
For sheer audacity and adrenaline-fueled carnage, Shoot 'Em Up hits its target pretty much dead on.
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75

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
The season's first guilty pleasure, Shoot 'Em Up is a joyously silly, R-rated, John Woo-in flected Looney Tune, with Clive Owen as a...
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Absolutely not for feminists, lovers of period films, and anyone whose sensibilities are bruised by over-the-top stuntwork, it's a cocktail...
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
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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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
Shoot 'Em Up is not only the title of Hollywood's latest descent into nonsensical mayhem but pretty much sums up the entire inane plot as...
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The SLICK & the Dead

By jimchudnow
I saw an advance screening of this film: Written & directed by Michael Davis, “SHOOT ’EM UP” is an exceptionally WELL-DONE, slick, breath-taking thriller with Clive Owens playing a near-invincible,...

Surprising

By Daydream
Went into the movie thinking it wasnt gonna be all that and came out thinking the exact opposite. This movie has non-stop action, killing, guns, blood, and of course the one sex scene. (which is...

Great Action Movie! Must See It In Theaters!!!!

By howellhawk30
I went to a private screening, and did not know what to expect. The storyline is definetley not what drives this movie...so if you're looking for a good plot, and background story you'll probably be...

TERRRRific

By Mgogue
Loved It - so funny - then so real -- you will never forget little Oliver - go to this one!!...

Gun Porn.

By TheLegendaryHitman
Yes, I said it...this movie is totally going to be about explosions, shooting, insane action and twisted humor...right up my alley! Granted, it will probably not have the most in depth plot or the...

AWESOME. ANY1 WHO DIDNT LIKE IT..WELL I THINK CLIVE OWEN SHOULD SHOOT YOU UP FOR TALKIN BAD ABOUT IT!

By movie_goer315
great action. great fun. even though there wasnt much of a plot other than, girl gets pregnant killers want to kill baby clive owen kills em, falls in love with hooker. so what! it was great fun and...

"Guns don't kill people,--but they sure help!"

By BilHam
Wow! What fun! This is definitely a "boy's movie." The violence is cartoonish- kind of like a graphic novel (comic book) brought to life, injected with steroids, methedrine and testosterone, 100 cups...

Far from deep, but sometimes shallow is fun...

By somethingclever
The action in this movie begins immediately, and to be very frank, it's ******* awesome.  I don't think the movie goes more than 3 minutes without a gunshot, but that doesn't stop...

shoot em up is the right title

By mikeandash
clive owen was great in the movie. from beginning till the end the movie was non stop action. there are holes in the movie that they leave you hanging, but that leaves you to make your on decisions...

Inane plot

By bcoggan
Ah, the perfect movie for the person who does not wish to or does not have the ability to think....

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Rated R | For pervasive strong bloody violence, sexuality and some language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says not for kids Over-the-top action with guns, guns, and ... guns.
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