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Based on 29 Reviews
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  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    This wet dream for action junkies leaves out logic and motivation --you know, all the boring stuff. show more

  • 25
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    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 well. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Violent thrills and massive blood spills are the essence of the absurdly over-the-top action flick that is Shoot 'Em Up. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    For sheer audacity and adrenaline-fueled carnage, Shoot 'Em Up hits its target pretty much dead on. show more

  • 88
    Jack Mathews 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. show more

  • 80
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    Anyone looking for subtlety, character development or layered plotting will be disappointed, but action fans will find plenty to amuse them with this film that makes "Hard-Boiled" look restrained. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert 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. show more

  • 75
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    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 carrot-chomping, gun-toting Bugs Bunny matching wits with Elmer Fudd-ish assassin Paul Giamatti. show more

  • 75
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    It's funny without being toothless, adrenaline turbocharged without being mean and utterly deranged in the best sense of the word. show more

  • 63
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    Absolutely not for feminists, lovers of period films, and anyone whose sensibilities are bruised by over-the-top stuntwork, it's a cocktail made up of three parts testosterone to one part brains. show more

  • August 10, 2008 Spongfan94
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    this movie ******* ROCKS. there is so much blood and so many guns and clive owen is a great action hero and monica bellucci is so ******* hot and paul giamatti is hilarious

  • May 22, 2008 JADERLUND
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    Paul Giammatti MADE THIS MOVIE BAREABLE -- IT WAS REDICULOUS AND NOT REALISTIC AT ALL !!!U MAY HATE IT ,,, YOU MAY LIKE IT .. BUT I THINK IF YOU ARE ON A BUGDET -- SAVE YOUR MONEY FOR AN OTHER MOVIE

  • May 22, 2008 promqueenpanzer
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    This movie was great - right up my alley! That costume costume was a real kicker! I'm going to see it again tonight. 28, female.

  • May 22, 2008 simmsqbjz
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    Why doesn't anyone change the stars? They are always left at four and I KNOW the majority of you do NOT think this rates anything near that.It would be a lot easier to know if a movie is bad or good if you guys used the stars. As one woman pointed out, just looking at the main page for this movie, you see FOUR stars.This seems to go for almost every review. If I see a 4 star, it makes it seem that AOL moviegoers like the film and don't bother to read the reviews.Just a thought.

  • May 22, 2008 pee66
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    I had to write a review to warn anyone who might consider going to this movie. My husband wanted to see the movie so I reluntantly went and after the movie we both agreed that it was the worse movie we had EVER SEEN...ever! It was so bad that one couple left 30 minutes into the movie. We would've left but since we paid $10 a ticket, we figured we would stay. We should've left...

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