Kick-Ass - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Kick-Ass Reviews

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
April 23, 2010
As long as Kick-Ass remains focused on Dave and his exploits in and out of costume, it remains a clever modern riff on the classic Marvel tale, like watching Peter Parker's travails reimagined for Napoleon Dynamite. But this is only half the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Charles Koplinski
Illinois Times
April 22, 2010
Kick-Ass is only half right.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.0/4.0
Margot Harrison
Seven Days
April 21, 2010
The movie gives us good reason to ask why we've become so accustomed to adults behaving like invulnerable comic-book characters in pretty much every action movie, even those with serious pretensions.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 20, 2010
Matthew Vaughn and company turn the super hero image on its ear, reinventing the genre.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Jackie K. Cooper
April 20, 2010
The select audience it is aimed for will thoroughly enjoy it while the rest of us will suffer through it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Kam Williams
April 20, 2010
The best comic book screen adaptation since The Dark Knight!
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
April 19, 2010
It isn't terribly good, nor terribly fun, nor terribly anything - not even terribly violent, though you've probably heard otherwise from an assortment of moral scolds.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
April 19, 2010
Certainly entertaining enough as an action film and it works well enough as a love story, but there are some serious problems with the dramatic portions of the film and its warped moral message.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Don R. Lewis
Film Threat
April 19, 2010
However the film also has major pacing issues, is pretty damned boring and saddles the audience with the least interesting character in the entire film, Kick-Ass. As a result I felt the film was simply o.k. when it could have been much, much better.
| Original Score: 3/5
Sean Edgar
Paste Magazine
April 19, 2010
Comic scribe Mark Millar and director Matthew Vaughn's pitch-black love letter to the genre, Wertham's greatest fear is fully realized in an irresponsible blitzkrieg of irony-tinged fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 84/100
Alaina O'Connor
TV Guide
April 19, 2010
This film delivers on that fantasy with a world where bad guys are real and superheroes are geeky high school comic-book fans.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jean Lowerison
April 19, 2010
The funniest, tongue-in-cheekiest, most outrageous version of a superhero ever.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Top Critic
A.O. Scott
At the Movies
April 19, 2010
I know it's all supposed to be tongue in cheek and lots of fun, but frankly this turned my stomach.
Top Critic
Anthony Lane
New Yorker
April 19, 2010
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?
Giles Hardie
Sydney Morning Herald
April 18, 2010
Kick-Ass is ultra-funny, ultra-silly and ultra-geeky, but what Kick-Ass mostly is, is monumentally cool - this is the film the kids will be swearing about.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
April 18, 2010
Smart, fast-moving, and deadly, this flick makes all the right moves as an adult tale of revenge sparked with black humor that is a hair-trigger removed from tragedy
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
April 18, 2010
'Kick-Ass' OWNS.
Full Review| Original Score: 4/4
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
April 18, 2010
With an overload of characters and contrasts and disconnects, Kick-Ass tears itself apart. And that leaves its ultra violence untenable.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
April 18, 2010
...there's little doubt that Moretz ultimately stands as the film's most valuable asset...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review
April 17, 2010
Should I be having this much fun watching an 11-year-old destroy her competition? You know what, I think the answer is yes.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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