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: April 16, 2010
DVD Release Date: August 3, 2010
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Critic Score: 75% 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

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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Candice Frederick
Reel Talk Online

f you're one of the many nerdy high school boys plagued with unpopularity and pimples, you'll adore the underdog story of Kick-Ass. But if you're one of the rest of us, you probably won't.

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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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Kristian M. Lin
Fort Worth Weekly

This movie left me feeling warm and glowy inside, which is a pretty neat trick for a subversive, blood-soaked superhero action film.

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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.

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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Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files

A tremendously fresh experience.

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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
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
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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
Carlos Magalh„es
Aaron Johnson is a very talented and charismatic young actor, and his character's adorable anti-charm, combined with the awesome fighting skills of Chloe… 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