Reviews

Dec 27, 2016
Deadpool tries so hard and is so trying.
Nov 8, 2016
Who needs a hero when you can have an entertaining antihero?
Aug 15, 2016
This is a fun, hyper-violent, gleefully perverse frolic into the super-powered absurd.
Jun 21, 2016
As far as origin stories go, this one's a blast, in no small measure due to Reynolds, who clearly relishes the part, and director Tim Miller, who keeps you entertained and amused throughout.
Feb 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.
Feb 15, 2016
Flamboyantly vulgar and determinedly self-referential, Deadpool has the shape of a superhero movie but the soul of a Danny McBride flick.
Feb 14, 2016
For the most part it's crudely disreputable fare, buoyed up by ironic bubblegum tunes ...
Feb 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.
Feb 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.
Feb 12, 2016
It seems less irreverent than self-congratulatory.
Feb 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.
Feb 12, 2016
By the end of Deadpool I was left with the feeling that it probably was more fun to make than it is to watch.
Feb 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.
Feb 12, 2016
Reynolds has never meshed as well with a character or found a better outlet for his smirking, smart aleck persona.
Feb 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.
Feb 11, 2016
Deadpool's relentless pace is refreshing, and so is the sense that viewers will be able to keep up.
Feb 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.
Feb 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.
Feb 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.
Feb 11, 2016
Deadpool was supposed to be a satirical masterpiece that pilloried the absurdities of the comic-book movie universe. It's not.