2.5, United States/Canada

Shoot ‘Em Up

2007 / Michael Davis > Ridiculous gun battles (including a particularly challenging one when Clive Owen and ever-wonderful Monica Bellucci are consummating their relationship), an off-the-wall performance by Paul Giamatti and a short-running time: These are the three essential elements of Shoot ‘Em Up, a film that holds no notion of seriousness, even poking fun at its own ridiculous plot involving babies for stem cell research. It’s a good ride, though I imagine it’ll lack the replay value of better offerings this year (such as Smokin’ Aces).