Released Year: 2007
Runtime: 86 minutes
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Directors: Michael Davis
Writers: Michael Davis
Casts: Clive Owen, Paul Giamatti, Monica Bellucci, Stephen McHattie, Greg Bryk, Daniel Pilon, Sidney Mende-Gibson, Lucas Mende-Gibson, Kaylyn Yellowlees, Ramona Pringle, Julian Richings, Tony Munch, Scott McCord, Wiley M. Pickett, Stephen R. Hart
IMDB: Shoot ‘Em Up (2007) - IMDB
IMDB Rating: 6.7
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 6.2
Chicago Sun-Times -
The most audacious, implausible, cheerfully offensive, hyperactive action picture I've seen since, oh, "Sin City," which in comparison was a chamber drama.
New York Daily News -
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 distilled to remove their body fat (that is, character development, buildup, rest stops, etc.) and left us with only the killing and the punch lines.
Entertainment Weekly -
Its pulpy violent excess will tip over...into slightly more excessive excess. That's its silly, scuzzball joy.
Rolling Stone -
This wet dream for action junkies leaves out logic and motivation --you know, all the boring stuff.
Shoot ‘Em Up (2007)
Late at night, in an unnamed U.S. city, a solitary man sits at a bus stop. A pregnant woman runs by, pursued by a man with a gun. With reluctance, the man at the bus stop rescues her and assists with the baby's delivery, while additional pursuers fire at them, including the gang's particularly nasty leader, an intuitive man named Hertz. Our hero, known only as Smith, determines to save the child and find out why Hertz wants the baby dead. At a local bordello, he tries to employ a lactating hooker to watch the child, but things quickly escalate, and this makeshift family is soon on the run. Heavy metal music calms the baby. Why? A laboratory, gun factory, and presidential campaign all figure in Smith's quest for the child's safe deliverance.