Jan 192008

Shoot em UpMr. Smith, the angriest, most hardboiled man in the world, finds himself entrusted to protect the most innocent thing of all–a newborn child. When Smith delivers the baby in the middle of a gunfight, he soon discovers that the infant is the target of a shadowy force that has sent a team of mysterious and endless assailants, led by Hertz, to erase all traces of the baby. Amid a hail of bullets and facing every conceivable permutation of gunfight, Smith teams up with a prostitute named DQ to solve the mystery as to why the baby’s life is being threatened before this makeshift family all ends up on the wrong side of a bullet. Everyone wants the baby dead. The big question is why?

Director: Michael Davis

Genres: Action/Adventure and Thriller

Other: Running Time: 1 hr. 33 min. Release Date: September 7th, 2007 (wide) MPAA Rating: R for pervasive strong bloody violence, sexuality and some language

Cast: Clive Owen, Paul Giamatti, Monica Bellucci, Greg Bryk, Jane McLean

Lay and I both had a little trouble with this movie. We expecting a serious action movie. With that expectation, we were disappointed. Once you come to realize this is tongue in cheek action, you can enjoy it a bit more. I consider it proof of why Clive Owen would have made a better Bond than Daniel Craig, but thats a personal opinion. The action and the fun never cease. Its campy, its cheesy, it doesn’t ever try for realism. (for instance, in reality, Mr Smith ought to be orange considering the quantity of carrots he consumes on a daily basis.)

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