YMMV / Shoot 'em Up

  • Crazy Awesome: The whole film. Its jaw-droppingly insane 99 percent of the time and completely brilliant for it.
  • Crosses the Line Twice: Something that Roger Ebert liked about the movie. To quote him: "I may disapprove of a movie for going too far, and yet have a sneaky regard for a movie that goes much, much farther than merely too far."
  • Crowning Music of Awesome:
  • Fetish Fuel: According to the DVD Commentary, the actress spanked by Clive Owen was quite looking forward to it.
  • Funny Moments:
    • Smith conks one of the mooks by shooting the back of a filing cabinet and smashes it into his head. Even Oliver seems to find it amusing. It's made funnier by the music stopping for a second.
    • Also, Hertz' failed baby-snipe attempt, which contains an Actor Allusion.
      Hertz: [deadpan] Fuck me sideways.
    • "FUCK U". Followed by Hertz's response: "FUCK U TOO".
    • Somewhat meta. But on IMFDB (Internet Movie Firearms Database) Smith's Hand is listed as a separate firearm, with typical arguments over unrealistic portrayal of capacity/loading etc which are common to the site.
  • Hey, It's That Guy!: Hetz's driver is Death. Which is appropriate (Death Was My Co-Pilot?)
  • Memetic Mutation: The sex scene is by far the most well-known scene in the movie. Many viewers who watch the scene on video hosting sites have no idea what movie it's from. They just know that it's an absurd[ly awesome] sex scene with Monica Bellucci in it.
  • MST3K Mantra: If you value your cranium, just turn off your brain and enjoy. Seriously.
  • Squick:
    • Hertz fondling the dead mother. Justified in that it causes him to realize that Smith will need to find the baby a nursemaid. The director laughingly said he hoped that scene won "Best Romantic Moment" at the MTV Movie Awards.
    • Also, when DQ gets the Marilyn Manson wannabe to cooperate with her by ripping his cock-ring out.
    • The fight after the torture scene is made by this trope.