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Shoot 'Em Up
Release Date: September 7, 2007
Studio: New Line Cinema
Director: Michael Davis
Screenwriter: Michael Davis
Starring: Clive Owen, Paul Giamatti, Monica Bellucci, Greg Bryk, Chris Jericho, Stephen McHattie, Jane McLean, Daniel Pilon
Genre: Action, Thriller
MPAA Rating: R (for pervasive strong bloody violence, sexuality and some language)
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Plot Summary: A gritty, fast-paced action thriller, "Shoot 'Em Up" kicks into high gear with a memorable opening scene and never relents. Clive Owen stars as Mr. Smith, a mysterious loner who teams up with an unlikely ally (Monica Belluci) to protect a newborn baby from a determined criminal (Paul Giamatti) who hunts them throughout the bowels of the city. "Shoot 'Em Up" is written and directed by Michael Davis ("Monster Man") and was released on Sept. 7, 2007. More here
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'Shoot 'Em Up' a bloodbath without guilty fun to redeem it
Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle

Even more distressing is the presence of Owen and Paul Giamatti. I understand the concept of working as much as possible while you're hot, but it's a slippery slope.

You won’t be able to wipe the grin off your face - 3 out of 4 stars
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

See Shoot ‘Em Up for the affectionate sendup it is... This wet dream for action junkies leaves out logic and motivation -- you know, all the boring stuff.

"Shoot 'Em Up" is an elaborate slapstick cartoon with dead bodies
Gene Seymour

Everything about this neo-noir version of an Itchy & Scratchy marathon is casually ludicrous, right down to its back-handed advocacy of - wait for it - gun control.

The title of this over-the-top action movie says it all.
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

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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