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Shazam! Reviews

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March 23, 2019
Lightning doesn't even strike once in Shazam!
April 5, 2019
Teenage Billy and superhero'd Billy often barely register as the same character, a flaw in the central conceit needed to make Shazam! really work.
March 23, 2019
It has fun moments but the tone was all over the place and jarring.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
April 8, 2019
In a vacuum, Shazam is an exceptionally average film. Among superhero movies, and especially those outside the Marvel brand, there's a lot to like about Shazam.
April 5, 2019
Read More | Original Score: C
April 11, 2019
If you left the cinema feeling meh, don't worry. There are a few of us for whom Shazam! did not spark or take off, which is ironic for a lightning-powered superhero.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
March 24, 2019
It gets a bit repetitive.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
April 5, 2019
I certainly wouldn't mind seeing [Shazam] teamed up with other DC characters in future films, but as a standalone movie, it had my inner 14-year-old dreaming of the ability to speed up time, or at least hit a magic fast forward button in the IMAX theater.
April 9, 2019
Presents more of the same with a funny premise. [Full review in Spanish]
April 11, 2019
Shazam! is a superhero movie that would have been better without superheroics.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 25, 2019
Shazam! is as blandly presentational as a market research PowerPoint.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
April 5, 2019
A work that constantly strives to defend its own distinctive personality, but can not completely avoid the dangers. [Full Review in Spanish]
April 4, 2019
Leaning real hard into the jokes about horny teenage boys and meta-skewerings of superhero films, Shazam! can't help but comment on its genre ad nauseam, though, unlike Deadpool, it never risks arguing against its own existence.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.4/10
April 5, 2019
Director David F. Sandberg remains a horror guy at heart (Lights Out, Annabelle: Creation), and the ping-ponging between yuks and yikes leads to a pretty nasty case of aesthetic whiplash.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
April 4, 2019
So beyond working as an advertisement for D.C.'s other movies, Shazam! also offers a stiflingly claustrophobic cinematic landscape, which has no point of reference outside of D.C.'s own intellectual properties.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
April 4, 2019
The movie's one joke gets old quickly, and what's left is a slow, underwhelming superhero story, along with some equally slow family drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 2, 2019
Thirty minutes of fun in a two hour and twelve minute movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 23, 2019
"Shazam" exudes a boyish spirit appropriate for a superhero origin story about a teenager who gets invested with powers far beyond his adolescent imagination. This latest DC adventure is, however, a mixed bag that doesn't quite work.
April 5, 2019
Whatever magic this film holds just passed me by.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
March 27, 2019
While loaded with good intentions, it's an overlong, underwritten film with casting issues, giving Shazam a rocky introduction to the big screen world of costumed heroism.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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