Shoot 'Em Up

September 7, 2007 0 By Fans
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A man named Mr. Smith delivers a woman's baby during a shootout, and is then called upon to protect the newborn from the army of gunmen.

Release Year: 2007

Rating: 6.8/10 (82,629 voted)

Critic's Score: 49/100

Michael Davis

Stars: Clive Owen, Monica Bellucci, Paul Giamatti

Late at night, in an unnamed U.S. city, a solitary man sits at a bus stop. A pregnant woman runs by, pursued by a man with a gun. With reluctance, the man at the bus stop rescues her and assists with the baby's delivery, while additional pursuers fire at them, including the gang's particularly nasty leader, an intuitive man named Hertz. Our hero, known only as Smith, determines to save the child and find out why Hertz wants the baby dead. At a local bordello, he tries to employ a lactating hooker to watch the child, but things quickly escalate, and this makeshift family is soon on the run. Heavy metal music calms the baby. Why? A laboratory, gun factory, and presidential campaign all figure in Smith's quest for the child's safe deliverance.


Clive Owen


Paul Giamatti


Monica Bellucci

Donna Quintano

Stephen McHattie


Greg Bryk

Lone Man

Daniel Pilon

Senator Rutledge

Sidney Mende-Gibson

Baby Oliver

Lucas Mende-Gibson

Baby Oliver

Kaylyn Yellowlees

Baby Oliver

Ramona Pringle

Baby's Mother

Julian Richings

Hertz's Driver

Tony Munch

Man Who Rides Shotgun

Scott McCord

Killer Shot in Behind

Wiley M. Pickett

1st Killer

(as Wiley Pickett)

Stephen R. Hart

Club Bouncer

I'm a British nanny and I'm dangerous.


Official Website:
Metropolitan Films [France] |
New Line Cinema [United States] |

Release Date: 7 September 2007

Filming Locations: Toronto Film Studios, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Box Office Details

Budget: $39,000,000


Opening Weekend: $5,716,554
(9 September 2007)
(2108 Screens)

Gross: $24,096,824
(December 2007)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?


Hertz's joke ("Why is a gun better than a wife? Because you can put a silencer on a gun.") was lifted by Michael Davis from an NRA website with a jokes section.


In the first scene, when Smith is sitting on the bench and sees a pregnant woman, he bites in his carrot. Later, when Smith kills the first villain, he pushes the carrot in the villain's mouth. The carrot comes out the other side of the neck and is intact, without any bite in it.


[first lines]

1st Killer:
You're dead, bitch!
[walks past Smith]

1st Killer:
What the hell you looking at?

User Review

Take it for what it is

Rating: 9/10

Wow. Shoot 'Em Up is exactly what it claims to be. An action movie.
Balls to the wall, no holds barred, but nothing more. And that's
exactly what you get. Don't go expecting high art…SEU doesn't take
itself seriously enough for that. But that's exactly what makes it
work. It KNOWS it's over the top, and doesn't try to hide it. Clive
Owen's Smith character is the Bugs Bunny to Paul Giamatti's Hurtz Elmer
Fudd. The film takes the best cartoon elements, makes them flesh, and
still kicks in that over the top craziness. Bad puns that are so bad
they're good, action sequences that there just for the sake of having
an action sequence, and the wildest sex scene ever…it's amazing. It's
the funniest, coolest, most amazing mix of stunts, bad one liners and
paper think plot lines.

You get everything you expect from Shoot 'Em Up…and it's all great.