Kick-Ass Reviews

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Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files
August 14, 2013

A tremendously fresh experience.

Full Review | Original Score: 8.5/10
Stephen Carty
Flix Capacitor
August 8, 2013

It could be argued that you can't have your cape and eat it, but for the most part Kick-Ass is witty, knowing and hugely fun.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5 / 5
Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)
April 12, 2013

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.

Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Jeff Beck
Examiner.com
October 1, 2012

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."

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ali Gray
TheShiznit.co.uk
September 28, 2012

If you want to get serious, you could say that Kick-Ass is the movie that could finally drag comic-books into the credible mainstream. But being serious is to miss the point of Kick-Ass completely.

Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Jason Best
Movie Talk
August 2, 2012

Where do I stand on Kick-Ass? On the fence, goggling with a mix of appalled fascination and guilty pleasure at the film's dark comedy and over-the-top violence.

Ben Kenigsberg
Time Out Chicago
July 9, 2012

Kick-Ass gains significant momentum in its second half, once it abandons the arch origin-story material and starts staking a claim as a straight-up action flick.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
June 2, 2012

Fast, funny, and a hell of a lot of fun, Vaughn's film does, indeed, live up to the brash punch of its title.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
November 5, 2011

... It feels fresh, with an edge about it that allows you to think anything can happen to any character at any time.

Full Review | Original Score: A
Michael Nordine
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
October 25, 2011

Both its plot and inconsistent message seem little more than an excuse to show us a man explode inside an industrial-strength microwave.

Laremy Legel
Film.com
Top Critic
May 6, 2011

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

Full Review | Original Score: A
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
April 5, 2011

Defiantly irreverent and gleefully violent.

Full Review | Original Score: B-
Dave White
Movies.com
April 4, 2011

The movie just decided that thoughtlessness and splatter was its own reward. I'm okay with that.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Mike Edwards
What Culture
February 3, 2011

Never has a title been so true, so funny, and so simple as that of Kick-Ass.

Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Matt Kelemen
Las Vegas CityLife
January 31, 2011

Kick-Ass is so refreshingly iconoclastic, it's a wonder it was made at all.

Jordan Hiller
Bangitout.com
January 10, 2011

Kick-Ass is such an exciting, refreshing development in comic book filmmaking that I want to shout it from the rooftops

Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Simon Miraudo
Quickflix
October 21, 2010

Kick Ass is about as exciting as movies get. Not just because it is a (mostly) anarchic splatter-fest that celebrates (nay, encourages) acts of ridiculous violence, but also the fact that it was made completely outside of the studio system.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
August 13, 2010

A bait-and-switch movie that lucks out because its switch is so much more appealing than its bait.

Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Sean Axmaker
Seanax.com
August 11, 2010

Your appreciation will depend in how much you can appreciate it's utter wrongness as a twisted virtue.

Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze
July 25, 2010

America could probably use a good laugh just about now, what with all the problems plaguing this society. But the exploitation of children even if they are actors and the special effects are occasionally awesome, is way beyond just not cool.

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