Sucker Punch (2011)

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Critic Consensus: It's technically impressive and loaded with eye-catching images, but without characters or a plot to support them, all of Sucker Punch's visual thrills are for naught.

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"Sucker Punch" is an epic action fantasy that takes us into the vivid imagination of a young girl whose dream world provides the ultimate escape from her darker reality. Unrestrained by the boundaries of time and place, she is free to go where her mind takes her, and her incredible adventures blur the lines between what's real and what is imaginary. She has been locked away against her will, but Babydoll (Emily Browning) has not lost her will to survive. Determined to fight for her freedom, she urges four other young girls-the reluctant Sweet Pea (Abbie Cornish), the outspoken Rocket (Jena Malone), the street-smart Blondie (Vanessa Hudgens) and the fiercely loyal Amber (Jamie Chung)-to band together and try to escape a terrible fate at the hands of their captors, Blue (Oscar Isaac) and Madam Gorski (Carla Gugino), before the mysterious High Roller (Jon Hamm) comes for Babydoll. Led by Babydoll, the girls engage in fantastical warfare against everything from samurais to serpents, with a virtual arsenal at their disposal. Together, they must decide what they are willing to sacrifice in order to stay alive. But with the help of a Wise Man (Scott Glenn), their unbelievable journey-if they succeed-will set them free.. -- (C) Warner Bros
Rating:
PG-13 (for thematic material involving sexuality, violence and combat sequences, and for language)
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Mystery & Suspense , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Cast

Emily Browning
as Babydoll
Abbie Cornish
as Sweet Pea
Jena Malone
as Rocket
Jamie Chung
as Amber
Jon Hamm
as High Roller/Doctor
Carla Gugino
as Madam Gorski
Scott Glenn
as Wise Man
Gerard Plunkett
as Stepfather
Malcom Scott
as The Cook
Ronald Selmour
as Danforth
Kelora Clingwell
as Babydoll's Mother
Frederique De Raucourt
as Babydoll's Sister
Eli Snyder
as Tommy Soldier #1
Cainan Wiebe
as Tommy Soldier #2
Danny Bristol
as Tommy Soldier #3
John R. Taylor
as Grim Doctor
Chris Nowland
as Cemetary Cop
Gina Garenkooper
as Bitter Nurse
Alan Peterson
as Mayor/Lighter Orderly
Revard Dufresne
as Big Boss Thug/Orderly #3
Monique Ganderton
as Lobotomy Nurse/High Roller Girl #1
Lee Tomaschefski
as Lobotomy Nurse/High Roller Girl #2
Brad Kelly
as Guard/Chauffer #1
Peter Bryant
as Guard/Chauffer #2
Christine Willes
as Reception Nurse/Designer
Michael D. Adamthwaite
as State Trooper #1
Phillip Mitchell
as State Trooper #2
Ian Tracey
as Police Officer #1
Sean Campbell
as Police Officer #2
Arassay Reyes
as Dancer
Paula Giroday
as Dancer
Allie Bertram
as Dancer
Vicky Lambert
as Dancer
Chantal Hunt
as Dancer
Stephanie Sy
as Dancer
Annie Au
as Dancer
Tia Haraga
as Dancer
Daniela Dib
as Dancer
Jeff Dimitriou
as "Emilio" Gangster Dancer
John Howard
as Band Member #1
Thomas Fornataro
as Band Member #2
G! Force
as Band Member #4
Nii Nortey Engmann
as Band Member #5
Gary A. Hecker
as Creature Voices
A.C. Peterson
as Lighter Orderly, Mayor
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Critic Reviews for Sucker Punch

All Critics (204) | Top Critics (35)

Gun-toting hotties combat assorted villains and their robot henchmen in this tawdry, repellent action fantasy.

Full Review… | December 6, 2011
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Snyder likes to think that his Russian nesting doll of a concept is enough to excuse its hollow center.

Full Review… | June 29, 2011
Film.com
Top Critic

The movie spins out of control, until it collapses in a heap, senseless.

Full Review… | April 10, 2011
New Yorker
Top Critic

Snyder pulverises our senses with derivative digital images and obvious musical choices. But his failure to delineate the levels of 'reality' is confusing and self-defeating.

Full Review… | March 29, 2011
Time Out
Top Critic

This movie isn't bad in the way some incompetently made movies are bad; this is bad because there's much skill evident in a pointless endeavor.

Full Review… | March 26, 2011
ReelViews
Top Critic

A series of extravagant computer-generated adventure scenarios linked by grim mental hospital plot, Sucker Punch represents a particularly ambitious exercise in tedium.

Full Review… | March 25, 2011
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Sucker Punch

omg i kin jus lookit dis and tell its kickass, right? like smart, sexy, mysterious girls with a past who also know how to knee a pervert in the crotch and then turn to the camera and be like, "i told him, dont fuk wit dis bitch before she gets her egg mcmuffin!" hahahaha lolz jk but not really cuz itzz funny az fuk lol. bitch izz bad yo. i wuddint be fuxxin wit hurrr...

Coxxie Mild Sauce
Coxxie Mild Sauce

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The hyperstylized visuals are spectacular and a total delight, but they are not enough to make up for an empty plot that is almost unengaging, and the idea of mixing wuxia, war movies, Nazi zombies and robots is indeed curious but not sufficient to be worth our attention.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

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