Overall Rank: 5188
Average Rating: 2.6/4
# of Ratings: 177
Theatrical Release Date: 09/07/2007
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 01/01/2008
Genre: Action, Adventure
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Michael Davis
Actors: Clive Owen, Monica Bellucci, Paul Giamatti, Chris Jericho, Ramona Pringle, Dru Viergever
Plot: Mr. Smith becomes a reluctant father and protector of a baby delivered during a late-night shoot out that takes the life of the child's mother. After meeting up with a lactating hooker, the implausible family searches for an answer while dodging bullets and dealing death. -- Chris Kavan
Quick Movie Reviews
Matthew Brady - wrote on 12/07/2023
One of the most over-the-top action movies of the 2000s...I loved it.
Indyfreak - wrote on 07/23/2018
Uber violent and over the top action thriller with Clive Owen shooting his way through hired killers to protect a newborn. Monica Bellucci plays a hooker (nice) and Paul Giamatti is the principal heavy (also nice). It's a little too flashy for its own good but it's short. So it doesn't overstay its welcome.
mitchellyoung - wrote on 07/14/2011
A cartoony action movie that features a variety of elaborate, stylized, and outrageous action sequences, but little else in the way of characters or themes. It's watchable and sometimes entertaining, but, ultimately, leaves you with an empty feeling and the action is too far-fetched to be believable.
Full Movie Reviews
Yojimbo - wrote on 04/07/2012
Clive Owen is minding his own business when a pregnant woman stumbles by pursued by gun-toting villains. Feeling obliged to help, he ends up the target of an army of black-clad bad guys, complete with newborn baby and hooker with a heart in tow. If Raising Arizona had been written by Jackie Chan and directed by John Woo, this film would've been the result! Shoot 'em up does exactly what is says on the tin; it's really nothing more than a collection of nicely choreographed set-pieces and painful one liners. To be honest, it's the kind of film where if one single part of it had been misjudged, the whole thing would've fallen apart. For example, if super-cool Clive Owen hadn't been cast as Mr. Smith and we'd had Jason Statham instead, it probably would've reeked. But as it is, it's just the …
MovieAddict - wrote on 01/21/2012
"Is this guy really this good, or do we just suck?"
Clive Owen is awesome as Mr. Smith, a carrot crunching man who takes it upon himself to protect a baby from a ruthless assassin (Paul Giammati) and his infinite number of henchmen after he prevents a gunman from murdering a woman on the verge of giving birth and finds himself holding the baby when the mother is killed in the crossfire. What ensues is a glorious gun-fest and several shoot outs between Smith and various hit men hell bent on snuffing the child out. The baby is the offspring of the last surviving of three mothers impregnated to give birth to children so that they can donate their bone marrow to a seriously ill presidential candidate. Monica Bellucci is the lactating prostitude whom Owen bribes into assisting with the …
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 07/29/2011
The movie felt like a huge video game. The sound track for the film is alright, some lines funny, action scenes were cool and the cast did a decent job. Like so many, the main concern was the believability of each scene. The concept was deep, unfortunately the scenes became buffoonish. Clive Owen was better in The International. If you like action with guns blazing with not much story then this is for you. Shooter was definitely better. The Professional is another film I highly recommend. …
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