Kick-Ass
Kick-Ass (2010)

Adapted from Mark Millar's hyper-violent comic book of the same name, director Matthew Vaughn's (Layer Cake) vigilante superhero film tells the tale of an average New York teenager who decides to don a costume and fight crime. Comic… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 3, 2010
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Critic Score
76%
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User Score
81%



Critic Score: 76% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Not for the faint of heart, Kick-Ass takes the comic adaptation genre to new levels of visual style, bloody violence, and gleeful profanity.

Laremy Legel
Film.com

Most of the lessons in Kick-Ass are juvenile, but Lordy are they stylishly told.

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Anthony Lane
New Yorker

When filmmakers nudge a child into viewing savagery as slapstick, are we not allowing them to do what we condemn in the pornographer -- that is, to coarsen and inflame?

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Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files

A tremendously fresh experience.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

I found it mighty painful sitting through all the bone crushing and blood-letting.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

Kick-Ass is some kind of twisted fun.

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Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)

With its electrifying action sequences, a killer storyline and a maverick comic sensibility, the brilliance of Kick Ass will hit those who want to see it like a thunderbolt.

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A.O. Scott
At the Movies

I know it's all supposed to be tongue in cheek and lots of fun, but frankly this turned my stomach.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

Everything you've likely heard about Kick-Ass is true, providing you've heard it's profane, outlandish, ultra-violent, shocking, funny and wildly entertaining.

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Jeff Beck
Examiner.com

If you're not too put-off by lots of violence and profanity, and enjoy a good action-filled popcorn flick, then chances are you're going to love "Kick-Ass."

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Flixster Audience Score: 81% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
Full of action, humor, spunk, I laughed i cried, i was like holy shit. This was full bore action with dark humor. Chloe Moretz is just awesome as Hit Girl. I… More
KJ Proulx
Amazing on many levels! Lives up the title and goes beyond! A visual treat combined with comic-like violence and a hint of every superhero story that is out… More
Phil Hubbs
The world of the visually violent comicbook movie probably first kicked off with 'Blade' way back in 1998 (honourable mention to the 1989 Punisher),… More
Mike S
"With no power comes no responsibility. Except, that wasn't true." <i>Kick-Ass</i> does what it promises and delivers a story that… More
Kevin Cookman
A ton of non-ironic overacting, stilted dialogue ("deprecating a bunch of guys" ?), and weirdo genre shifts (copying a dumb studio superhero film… More
xGary Xx
When teenage geek Dave Lizewski decides to become a superhero even though he has no powers whatsoever he becomes an overnight internet celebrity, not reckoning… More

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