Saturday, October 6, 2007

Movie Review: Shoot ‘Em Up


Featuring: Clive Owen, Paul Giamatti, Monica Bellucci

Genre: action, crime, comedy

Plot: man protects newborn from assassins

Acting: err… it’s a shoot ‘em up movie, what did you expect, people? But Clive Owen and Paul Giamatti too did a good job

Drama: get stuck with a crying baby and a lactating prostitute and then see how you’d feel

Action: some of the best action/shooting scenes I have seen the whole year

Funny: yes, it’s pouring with one liners but it’s still funny

Visuals: imagine Clive Owen’s gritty face… well the movie is just as gritty

Soundtrack: dynamic, matching perfectly the action scenes

Comments: It’s an action movie, so don’t expect too much plot wise, it can be summarize in two lines… the rest it’s empty bullet shells. Owen managed to create an anti-hero character who eats carrots and can shoot from any position even with his fingers broken, Giamatti is a resourceful bad guy and Bellucci should consider a change of make up brand, the lines under her eyes are showing making her look old. Other than that it was fun and very relaxing for the brain.

Rating: 3/5

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