Shazam! Reviews

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September 27, 2019
Pretty bland... A little too light, fluffy, and negligible.
April 7, 2019
After lazy reliance on phoney gravitas and blundering with its first serious stab at levity with Aquaman, DC has found a comic torch-bearer of pure heart to illuminate the path of righteousness ahead.
April 5, 2019
For a long, glorious stretch, Shazam! plays like the anti-Nolan antidote it is.
April 5, 2019
It's a bummer when the bad guy shows up and Shazam becomes like every other superhero movie - worse, really, because the storyboarding is so poor that it's hard to tell what's going on. In the climax, Sandberg misses nearly every one of his marks.
April 5, 2019
In context and considering the movie monstrosities that have preceded it, Shazam! is irrepressibly fresh and wholesome, and ultimately suggests a new and exciting future for the stars of the DC Extended Universe. Up, up and away!
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.
April 5, 2019
"Shazam!" is the funniest, sweetest and most innocent movie in the DC Extended Universe - a sign that it is at last ready to compete with Marvel.
April 5, 2019
"Shazam!" is hardly a solution. But at its best, it's just deft and clever enough to not feel like part of the problem.
April 4, 2019
What "Shazam!" lacks most obviously is gravitas. And grimness. Also bleakness, darkness and relentless self-seriousness. In other words, it's terrific fun.
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.
April 4, 2019
I loved the spirit and the heart of this film.
April 4, 2019
Put it this way: in terms of superhero movies, it's more fun than most, because the comedy is self-satirising. It's fairly rough around the edges.
April 4, 2019
Best of all, Shazam! feels young, a world apart from that stone-cold cosmos in which self-serious villains descend upon humanity with their dumb jeweled gloves.
April 4, 2019
Shazam! is irreverent in a sweet way, not a cynical way like Deadpool. There's more reason to fear a "suitcase wedgie" (don't ask) than the threatened planetary destruction (yawn).
April 4, 2019
This movie is basically "Big" with a superhero. Need I say anything more? That premise already has you in the popcorn line, right?
April 4, 2019
Emphatically earns its exclamation mark, but very little rewatch value with this one.
April 4, 2019
"Shazam!" is a superhero story that's rooted in a tale of family. It's able to fly because it's so grounded.
April 4, 2019
"Shazam!" operates as a thrilling fantasy and a comedy about the learning curve of growing up. It's also a stirring tale of the heroic potential that lies inside each of us, if only we're put to the test.
April 4, 2019
The best, most complete entry yet in the new DC Comic Universe.
April 3, 2019
[A]mid the unattributed riffing, the pinballing among YA-style quaintness, perv jokes, and graphic jolts, you start to realize: "Shazam!" is pretty entertaining.
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