Shazam! Reviews

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May 28, 2019
In a sea of dark superhero movies with sky-high stakes, Shazam! is joyous, wish-fulfilment escapism.
May 28, 2019
Shazam! is a nice palate cleanser between servings of Marvel grit...light-hearted and tightly-plotted.
May 21, 2019
An entertaining fantasy adventure that never loses its spirit of fun even when it otherwise falters.
May 21, 2019
A fun superhero movie and not just for the reasons that usually make superhero movies fun
May 20, 2019
What "Shazam!" does really, really well is pummel us with more aggressive versions of well-worn blockbuster tropes.
May 20, 2019
...a seriously appealing premise that's employed to decidedly erratic effect...
May 18, 2019
One of the most thoroughly entertaining and emotionally grounded films the genre has given us in recent memory.
May 15, 2019
[It's] endlessly entertaining, a ton of heart while making plenty of meta-commentary on the superhero genre.
May 10, 2019
...[T]his film melds the unpretentious, dreamy joys of old-time comic books with the sly, rambunctious humor of Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoon featurettes...
May 7, 2019
Get rid of the brash and broody DC and deliver movies like Shazam! more often. This is what superhero movies should be like - very good and unashamedly fun.
May 6, 2019
David F. Sandberg has made Shazam! intentionally small, leaning into the goofiness of its concept and leaving some time for small-scale human drama.
May 5, 2019
It's good, but it's not great, so everybody needs to just calm down...calm down.
May 4, 2019
What's impressive about the warmth and wonder that dominates Shazam is that the warmth ekes out on all levels even as the film recognises the ever-present darkness of the world.
May 1, 2019
I can applaud Shazam! for trying something new in its attempt to hone the Saturday-morning-cartoon-feel it's clearly aiming for
April 30, 2019
It's Power Rangers under a different name, it's a Nickelodeon type cartoon re-envisioned for the big screen.
April 29, 2019
The mood of Shazam! is blissfully nostalgic. The acting from the well-rounded and perfectly chosen cast is terrific.
April 27, 2019
This is what Shazam! does best: puts you in an underprivileged, bullied teen's head, and lets you feel how mind-blowingly exciting it would be to suddenly have powers with which to smack every bully upside the head.
April 27, 2019
More focused on pleasing kids than most superhero films, the film is graced with breezy performances, a slick sense of humour and the theme that even superheroes can't do it alone.
April 23, 2019
I'd give Shazam! a pass on "you can choose your own family", even though it hammers at it like a Fast and Furious movie. That said, it's an unassuming breath of fresh air.
April 23, 2019
If you're looking to be entertained for a couple of hours, then you've come to the right place. But if you want a smarter movie, then look elsewhere.
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