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Shoot ’em Up! starring Clive Owen, Monica Belluci and Paul Giamatti

Clive Owen and Monica Belluci in Shoot 'Em Up

Clive Owen and Monica Belluci in Shoot 'Em Up. Fast, cool, sexy and hard rock all around.

This movie kicks ass. It is exciting, fast, sexy, funny, clever and as exaggerated as a computer game but it just works. Imagine a roller-coaster ride. Only, it is better, because the movie just never loses momentum.

Smith (Clive Owen) is a lone ranger minding his own business. The guy is so cool, he makes eating carrots look cool. So he gets annoyed to see that a heavily pregnant woman is being chased by gun men. He just has to get involved. There are many shooters but he takes care of them as if they are merely still targets. He even kills a guy with a carrot. Oh ,yeah. And you thought the carrot wouldn’t come in handy?! The shooters just keep coming and Smith takes care of them all the while help deliver the baby. He gets to save the baby and all the shooters come after him. So from that point on, we embark this uber-cool journey as this 6’2” stranger takes care of a newborn, gets assistance from his hooker friend (Monica Belluci), shoots men tens at a time as the audience gets to watch with a big grin on their faces.

It is absurd and totally unrealistic. But Clive Owen plays Smith to such perfection and you think: That guy is like smarter, cooler, faster and better than we have ever seen on screen and he can pull that off. He is also full-of one liners. You so wish you could know a guy like Smith and have him watch your back (and I am thinking if you are a woman, you would want to take him to bed too-the guy can shoot up everyone all the while continuing to give the woman an orgasm. And no, it is not my fantasy, it is a scene in the movie)

Paul Giamatti plays the ultimate psycho and Smith’s main enemy. His motives aren’t all that clear but his acting sure adds to the movie’s coolness.

The baby is fantatic. It smiles when Smith talks about guns and sleeps when he hears heavy metal.

Oh, and if by any chance you love rock music, the soundtrack is awesome. It includes Motorhead, Motley Crue, Nirvana, AC/DC, Wolfmother, Iggy Pop and more.

Fun as hell. See it. I take a movie this fun over any serious film or a light chick-film any day.

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8 Responses to “Shoot ’em Up! starring Clive Owen, Monica Belluci and Paul Giamatti”

  1. Ifaz says:

    On the other hand, this movie was a hell of a good time.

  2. zoey says:

    Loved it to bits. I am so going to watch it over and over again. I was so bored by Closer, I was staying away from all movies with Clive Owen. I know, shame on me. All is forgiven. The guy rocks…

  3. Terrence says:

    Now!! Now!! I’ve seen this movie, action almost from the start!! It made me feel like a kid again!! I was jumping around think about doing those stunts ( thank God I didn’t try any), but it would have made a great video game!!

  4. zoey says:

    This movie is like a computer game but only better. Loved every minute of it. It is like the ultimate guide to the perfect mindless action. It includes great action-shooting sequences, cool characters, the clever psycho, cleverer hero, eye candy, good humor…. Definition of coolness.

  5. semi says:

    Eat your vegetables!
    Take your favorite first person shooter game and mix it with a incredible rock playlist,baam! And it has one of the greatest villains I have ever seen,the Paul Giamatti.. I mean I wasn’t expecting that kind a psycho from the American Splendor you know,he was brilliant.I don’t have any words for Clive I think everybody has the same opinion,the bloody carrots.The baby was one of a kind,when Smith starts to talk about guns he gives a sneaky smile and he sleeps like a koala bear during the time that its incredibly loud with heavy metal.Oh about my sweetheart monica,she was stunning as always.Sorry I might like be re-reviewing but I couldn’t help it,like zoey said this movie kicks ass! Closer is one hell of a movie by the way..

  6. zoey says:

    Thanks for your comment, mate:)

    -“I am a British nanny and I am dangerous.”

    F…ing brilliant!! Paul rocks, Clive is awesome and Monica is hot!
    I loved the carrots, priceless.
    I loved the sex scene ha ha! It kinda makes me wonder how good Clive is in bed in real life…I have a dirty mind? Come on! It is not like one can think of roses after that scene. Smith is the king of multi-tasking…

    You really like Closer?? As a romantic I absolutely despised every minute of it. The ending would have been better if the boys hooked up with each other. What a bunch of w…ers.

  7. semi says:

    OK I am a romantic too but that movie has the realism if you know what I mean.I have been through an era like that I totally see the point even if there isn’t one:) Sometimes you just don’t have the control,you can’t do what you should do.. About the ending,it might have been better if the boys realized that they are fags and kiss each other,but it would be perfect if Clive shows his multi-tasking skills while he was Jude… You were saying something about having a dirty mind? 🙂

  8. zoey says:

    That’s not realism. Geez! Semihcan, mate- even Samantha “I ‘m a try-sexual- I will try anything once” from Sex and The City was more romantic then all of these 4 characters. Jude Law was a wuss, Clive Owen was an a..hole and the girls were b….es.
    I prefer being single, honest and playing around then being in relationships like that. But yeah,I think there was sexual tension between Clive and Jude. They should have done it and gotten it over with 🙂

    Now, Gerard Butler jokes that girls love badasses. Maybe some girls do, but I find nice men hotter. Otherwise I wouldn’t have thought Clive Owen was ugly in Closer and gorgeous in Beyond Borders :d
    What do you think? Do you know more girls like me who think nice is hotter? The link is below. Would love to have your thoughts here:

    Please feel free to comment more on Closer if you like. I tore the movie apart here:

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