Deadpool Reviews

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December 27, 2016
Deadpool tries so hard and is so trying.
February 15, 2016
Watching the film is like sitting at dinner with a teen-ager who believes that, if he swears long and loudly enough, he will shock the grownups into accepting him as one of their own.
February 15, 2016
Flamboyantly vulgar and determinedly self-referential, Deadpool has the shape of a superhero movie but the soul of a Danny McBride flick.
February 12, 2016
Deadpool is obnoxious and puerile and infantile and has an irritating meta tone so snide that it's constantly in danger of nullifying the entire movie -- and I still got a pretty big kick out of it.
February 12, 2016
It's fun for a while, and then it all becomes deeply disheartening, because calling attention to the more businesslike mechanics of superheroics isn't subversive when you're also playing right into them.
February 12, 2016
It seems less irreverent than self-congratulatory.
February 12, 2016
Deadpool hooks you into Wade's trauma, but mostly it's content to skate along on the cheekiness of his death-sport attitude. The film's airy cynicism says: he's not the hero we dream of, he's just the one we deserve.
February 12, 2016
Deadpool is everything that Hollywood has raised audiences to believe heroes are not: crass, selfish and with a vocabulary that would have made George Carlin blush.
February 12, 2016
Reynolds has never meshed as well with a character or found a better outlet for his smirking, smart aleck persona.
February 11, 2016
This is a different kind of movie. The only rule it adheres to is that tropes are made to be eviscerated, turned on their heads, and trampled over.
February 11, 2016
In a landscape where superhero roles are too often seen as paycheck parts, Reynolds breaks the mold. Too bad his film doesn't.
February 11, 2016
For all the creakiness of its plotting, this is a Marvel adaptation mercifully shorn of bombast. There is far more bite in its humour than in last year's Ant-Man. Reynolds plays the lead role in an enjoyably freewheeling fashion.
February 11, 2016
You're initially jazzed by his effrontery, but Deadpool, with his relentlessly glib, nothing-sacred attitude, is not an individual who wears particularly well.
February 11, 2016
Deadpool was supposed to be a satirical masterpiece that pilloried the absurdities of the comic-book movie universe. It's not.
February 11, 2016
this movie's junky feel is part of its charm. Sure it goes on too long and repetition dulls its initial cleverness. Still, Deadpool is party time for action junkies and Reynolds may just have found the role that makes his career.
February 11, 2016
It's not subversive - it's meant to elasticize and enhance the superhero genre, to flatter the audience for being hip enough to get all of those in-jokes. And I was flattered.
Top Critic
February 11, 2016
Deadpool ... has the singular virtue of being funnier than we've been led to believe a superhero film can be.
February 11, 2016
There aren't many superhero movies that exploit the liberating effects of the hard-R rating. But to me, the mock opening credits are the only detail that is fresh - sophomoric, but fresh.
February 11, 2016
Reynolds' mighty mutant title character is anything but a conventional superdude, even before he acquires his extreme skills, red-hooded cosplay costume and scarred face and mind.
February 11, 2016
Deadpool is, on the whole, a big bowl of fun filled with great stunts, gory fight scenes, and sexy poses.
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