Shoot 'Em Up [Blu-ray] [2007]

  • SKU: 8640651
  • Release Date: 01/01/2008
  • Rating: R
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
86% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (30 out of 35)

Special Features


  • Feature audio commentary by writer/director Michael Davis
  • Ballet of Bullets: The Making of Shoot 'Em Up
  • Writer/director Michael Davis' original animatics with optional commentary
  • Deleted scenes with optional commentary by writer/director Michael Davis
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Addictive TV remix trailer
  • Red Band trailer

Synopsis


Shoot 'Em Up
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. ~ Cammila Collar, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Clive Owen
    Clive Owen - Smith
  • Paul Giamatti
    Paul Giamatti - Hertz
  • Monica Bellucci
    Monica Bellucci - Donna Quintan "DQ"
  • Stephen McHattie
    Stephen McHattie - Hammerson
  • Greg Bryk
    Greg Bryk - Lone Man



Customer rating

3.8
86%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Masterpiece of Mayhem

    Posted
    backrowreviews

    In this deliriously over-the-top masterpiece of outrageously clever mayhem, star Clive Owen is an unstoppable good-guy gunman who is given to asking the question "you know what I hate?" immediately before letting all heck break loose. Although the posters for "Shoot 'Em Up" resemble Frank Miller comic-book drawings come to life, the actual movie has more in common with the work of another comic-book great: Garth Ennis, writer of such jaw-droppingly hyper-violent heroes as Marvel's the Punisher. Owen plays Mr. Smith -- and that's probably not his real name -- a guy who is simply waiting for a bus when he gets drawn into one of the wildest, most crazy-violent action opening scenes of all time. By the time the bullets stop flying, Smith is on the run with a complete stranger's targeted-for-death baby and one heck of a lot of questions. Meanwhile, a sadistically evil genius appropriately named Hertz (Paul Giamatti) is after him with a never-ending army of hired killers. Writer/director Michael Davis has loaded the film with one unforgettably imaginative image after another: spent shell casings bouncing off a pregnant woman's stomach, a gun dropping in an unflushed toilet, a hand with bullets between the fingers shoved into a fireplace as an improvised weapon. There are showdowns, standoffs, car chases, airborne gun battles and even a shootout in a firearms factory. Best of all, the screenplay manages to both glorify in and yet subvert some of the things you'll be expecting. For example, it's a mega-body-count, blizzard-of-bullets barrage that's actually a plea for gun control at heart. Seriously. Also, although it has scenes referencing bits from movies as diverse as "Lost Highway," "The Transporter" and even "Raising Arizona" (how's that for range?), it still feels fresh and original. And there's one perfectly done little scene that's so poignant you may actually find yourself tearing up. Don't worry, though -- a hail of gunfire follows very shortly thereafter. Heck, a hail of gunfire follows shortly after EVERYTHING in this movie, usually including other hails of gunfire! Highly recommended!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it! This movie is hilarious!

    Posted
    OriginalZombieHunter

    This movie is a blast! Do not be swayed by all the negative reviews! Many people do not realize this movie is a parody of action movies, but it does it with a straight face! Amazing action scenes, non stop pace, and yes it is unbelievable, and ridiculous, over the top but, that is part of the fun that makes Shoot Em' Up such a fantastic wild ride. This was the most fun I have had at the movies in a long time. If you are a John Woo fan, you will love this. If you like nonstop action film, this will blow you away. If you like to analyze the plausibility of things, like the physics of carrots to the human head (watch the movie to understand) than maybe let this one slide. To those who get this movie, and love it like I do spread the joy. Shoot Em' Up rocks!!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    UNEXPECTEDLY FUN!

    Posted
    SusanC

    Clive Owen does a GREAT job in Shoot Em UP... Paul Giamatti (sp) is hilarious. I went to this movie totally unaware of what it was about. For the first 20 minutes (total action, bullets flying, stunts, blood, etc etc), I was completely dumbfounded why anyone would make a movie with non-stop gun violence, killing in strange ways (carrot through the head trick)...but it soon became obvious that it was all intended to be ridiculous in its violence. I love action movies anyway, but this one was really extraordinary combining humor and self-mocking... I can't think of the perfect things to say here - but if you are uptight with no sense of humor, please save your money. If you have an open mind and see the intended humor...then I wholeheartedly recommend this movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Obviously Nothing But Shooting

    Posted
    Throwdown918

    Shoot Em' Up is the most over the top action movie I have ever seen. If you are one of the people that sits and watches a movie and critique's it about it's realism. Please stay away from Shoot Em' Up. From the very opening scene to the last the over the top action just gets more over the top than the previous scene. Clive Owen kills endless men in this movie, and the ways in which it was done are completely out of this world. I give the writer of this movie credit for coming up with the ways that the bad guys die. If you would like to see a movie that contains nothing but an endless array of bullets flying everywhere from the first scene to the last. This is the movie for you. Just don't have high expectations of realism.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Shoot 'Em Up, it's in the title!

    Posted
    Whyse

    Shoot 'Em Up is probably one of the best "shoot 'em up" style movies I have seen. If you go into this movie not expecting a great, or even good plot and you like "shoot 'em up" movies then I fully expect you will enjoy this one. It has pretty much all the different things you would find in all different types of "shoot 'em up" movies. From a huge gun fight right in the beginning where he does something interesting with a carrot to the jumping out of an airplane and have a gunfight in mid air. There really was not a lull in the movie at all.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great action movie!

    Posted
    redandblack6s

    My wife and I love this movie! "Carrots. They're good for the eyes." Clive Owen was hilarious! This is a fast paced, funny, over blown action movie. What more could you ask for? Some people didn't like this film and said it was full of unrealistic action scenes. Duh, that's the point! It's suppose to be over blown. The name is Shoot'em Up! It even says on the back, 'shamelessly over-the-top'! This is an action comedy, much like Snakes on a Plane and The Spirit. This movie is funny and fun to watch. I highly recommend it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Movie's that make you go HMMMM

    Posted
    ALASKA71

    This movie is so silly & so far fetched I was conflicted with recommending this to a friend , I would recommend it just for the sheer laughable & totally unrealistic action sequence's,action is one thing this movie doesn't lack. But I wouldn't recommend it if your looking for a good story, so if you just want to watch a lot of shoot-em-up action & a lot of "yeah right's" buy it,if it's a good movie you want then save your money because this is far from being a good scripted movie.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun movie, if you know what you're getting in to

    Posted
    AltOp

    In all of its ridiculousness, the movie is pretty good. From start to finish, it's a nonstop, way-over-the-top action and fun if you just want to watch it for constant gun play. It's riddled with cheesy one-liners and retorts that you can't help but smile at. If you're looking for compelling story and/or any kind of character development that you'd be used to from these actors, you'll want to try something else. But for mindless gun play, this will do the trick.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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