Shoot 'Em Up
Source: Catholic News Service
Ultraviolent action film about a mysterious sharpshooter (Clive Owen) and a prostitute (Monica Bellucci) with a baby in tow, on the run from a deadly assassin (Paul Giamatti). Writer-director Michael Davis' film is played tongue-in-cheek and with flashes of genuine wit, the two leads make charismatic adversaries with Giamatti relishing his villain's role, and there's even an anti-gun subtext, but the film is fast-paced to the point of exhaustion, and the intensity of the violence and myriad sordid elements preclude endorsement. Intense visceral violence with numberless killings, torture, a graphic sexual encounter and others less explicit, partial nudity, pervasive rough language and profanity, crude expressions, innuendo and an irreverent sight gag. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is O -- morally offensive. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is R -- restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.
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