Black Adam

critic Reviews

, 39% Rotten Tomatometer Score
  • Black Adam may end up pointing the way to an exciting future for DC films, but as a standalone experience, it's a wildly uneven letdown.
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    Richard BrodyNew Yorker
    There’s something morally deadening and aesthetically depressing about the bottomless toy chest of C.G.I. being reduced to the toolbox of cinematic bureaucracy.
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    tt stern-enziWXIX-TV (Cincinnati, OH)
    A straightforward action. It starts and it doesn't stop.
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    Trace SauveurAustin Chronicle
    Black Adam is mostly a movie made up of strictly baseline ideas, or the regurgitation of already existing ones.
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    Dwight BrownDwightBrownInk.com
    It’s distinguished itself just enough to satiate action film fans, entertain future streaming audiences and warrant further merging into the DC universe.
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    Stephen RomeiThe Australian
    A muddled mess of a movie.
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    Amy NicholsonFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    This movie is just sort of a lark, and more interesting as [a sign of] where the genre is going.
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    John SerbaDecider
    Somewhere in among the fringes of this overplotted, overpopulated mess is a moral wrestling match in which self-proclaimed heroes who just want to stop a guy from killing – extrajudicially...
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    Scott CampbellWe Got This Covered
    There are plenty of shortcomings to be found in Black Adam, then, but Johnson is never one of them, with his underrated acting chops compensating for the deliberate reigning in of his boundless charisma.
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    MontiLee StormerMovieReelist.com
    Because Black Adam is such an angry anti-hero, Johnson’s personality is dialed all the way down to zero. Black Adam could have been a completely animated Vocaloid and we wouldn’t have known the difference.
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    Maria Lattilawhynow
    More than anything, Black Adam seems to just set up the future of the DCEU, but I must say, it doesn’t look very good.
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