Shoot 'Em Up DVD

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Clive Owen stars as Mr. Smith, a mysterious loner trying to protect a newborn baby from a determined criminal who hunts them through the bowels of the city.

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Released
17 April 2019
Directors
Actors
Format
DVD 
Publisher
Entertainment in Video 
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Runtime
84 minutes 
Features
PAL 
Barcode
5017239195495 
  • Average Rating for Shoot 'Em Up [2007] - 2 out of 5


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  • Shoot 'Em Up [2007]
    KEVIN STANLEY

    Clive Owen"s rough-hewn Mr Smith waits at a bus stop on the film-noir side of town and chomps on a carrot. A pregnant woman runs by pursued by a would-be assassin. Mr Smith comes to her rescue and fights off a small army of faceless thugs in an audacious action sequence which also sees him delivering the baby mid-gunfight and severing the umbilical cord with, what else but, a bullet?

    Shoot "Em Up will have your head spinning from the get-go but what did you expect? Claims that the film is overly violent are a little idealistic given the title and the 18 rating. Indeed for most it will be no more than a slightly guilty-pleasure; some of the most extreme scenes however are a mid-air skydiving gunfight and sex scene during a hotel shootout.

    This is an action flick and doesn"t claim to be anything other. The plot is one-dimensional, the characterisation simple and the action over-the-top and in-your-face. The fight scenes, bristling with violence, style and invention are impeccably choreographed and shot.

    Owen gives credibility to the lead role, perhaps even more than the script warrants as Paul Giamatti adds nuance, and humour, to even this most devious of villains. Although seen from another angle it"s a very simple play on the eternal battle between the Bugs Bunny/Elmer Fudd characters.

  • Shoot 'Em Up [2007]
    Nick Axford

    A mysterious man turns good Samaritan, shooting his way through wave after wave of bad guys. And yet, from this simple premise, genius has grown. A series of inventive gun-fights carry this film, a good no-brainer where one can relax for an hour and a half without having to worry about such niceties as 'plot' or 'characterisation'. There is an attempt to tack on a daft storyline, which helps the action shift from scene to scene, but not heavy enough to detract from the action.

    The film could be looked at as a satire upon the action genre, or as an inventive hour and a half, determined to give the audience what it wants. Stupid enough to come free with an eight pack of beer, the action doesn't let up and is a great thrill ride, ably helped by a great performance from Clive Owen a superb soundtrack.

    4/5

  • Shoot 'Em Up [2007]
    Ruth

    Oh my god, this film is soo bad, I wasted an hour & a half of my life watching this rubbish that I will never get back, please don't do the same!! I like Clive Owen, I think he is a good British Actor and I can only assume he did not read the script properly when he accepted to do this film. There is not a few particular bad scenes, it all bad, I completely get why this film was only at the cinema for a couple of weeks!!!

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Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play. Action movie starring Clive Owen as Smith, a down-and-out squatter with both an extensive military background and a fondness for carrots, who wants nothing more than to be left alone. Smith finds himself embroiled in a complex political conspiracy once he aids a pregnant woman who is being chased by a hitman. He takes the baby and goes on the run with a prostitute (Monica Bellucci). The unlikely family is trailed by the intelligent and ruthless Hertz (Paul Giamatti) and his army of thugs.

Action movie starring Clive Owen as Smith, a down-and-out squatter with both an extensive military background and a fondness for carrots, who wants nothing more than to be left alone. Smith finds himself embroiled in a complex political conspiracy once he aids a pregnant woman who is being chased by a hitman. He takes the baby and goes on the run with a prostitute (Monica Bellucci). The unlikely family is trailed by the intelligent and ruthless Hertz (Paul Giamatti) and his army of thugs.

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