Sucker Punch

2011

Sucker Punch

Critics 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.

22%

TOMATOMETER

Total Count: 215

47%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 96,534
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Movie Info

"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

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Cast

Abbie Cornish
as Sweet Pea
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
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
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
Annie Au
as Dancer
Tia Haraga
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
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Critic Reviews for Sucker Punch

All Critics (215) | Top Critics (41)

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

    Dec 6, 2011 | Full Review…
  • Snyder likes to think that his Russian nesting doll of a concept is enough to excuse its hollow center.

    Jun 29, 2011 | Full Review…

    William Goss

    Film.com
    Top Critic
  • Heaven help us if we're ever supposed to feel guilty about watching hot chicks kick ass with guns ablazin', especially if the spectacle involves fire-breathing dragons.

    Apr 13, 2011 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • The movie spins out of control, until it collapses in a heap, senseless.

    Apr 11, 2011 | Full Review…
  • To the degree that Baby Doll and her pals are forced into becoming fetish objects, Sucker Punch contains its own critique -- though Joss Whedon's fascinating TV series Dollhouse explored similar themes with far more wit and skill.

    Apr 6, 2011 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
  • There is so much front to this that traditional depths of character development and motivation are sidelined, but this is intentional, allowing the audience to immerse in the layers of dreams and later piece together what actually happened.

    Apr 6, 2011 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Sucker Punch

  • Jul 06, 2013
    Really not that bad...I don't get why people completely panned this film. True, the ending and beginning are pretty dark, and it can drag at times, but the action sequences are phenomenal and engrossing, even if they're incredibly strange. Worth checking out if you're a fan of Zack Snyder or action films in general. There's just something about a 12 foot tall samurai wielding a minigun that screams "AWESOME!" lol. Maybe check this out if you're feeling it...just don't expect another 300 or Sin City.
    Stephen S Super Reviewer
  • Nov 15, 2012
    At first I thought this wouldn't be a bad film. Hot girls in skimpy outfits carrying heavy artillary, a comic book feel, awesome images, but unfortunetly the filmmakers were pretty much left clueless in it's use of character and plot. Sadly the characters is pretty much seen as exploited since their main purpose is to look sexy in a war fight. Everything else doesn't matter because the plot bares no interest to whatsoever, Emily Browning keeps going into her fantasy/dance routines even though I didn't really see her dance. The action is impressively shot but I got quickly bored and I noticed these girls hardly get hit or take a fair beating, and if they so, these hot ladies hardly looked like they broke a nail. The only good thing is the cast I guess. My fav charcter in the picture would have to be from Emily Browning (she was much better in Sleeping Beauty) Browning doesn't have much to work with but she makes up for it in her appearance and also cast is Abbie Cornish, Jenna Malone, Jamie Chung, Vanessa Hudgens, and Carla Gugino. The filmmaker Zach Synder mentioned that he wasn't aiming to make a video game like film. Well after watching "Sucker Punch" it pretty much felt like the latter in the worst way possible...Video games are suppose to be fun...it is not fun just sitting there watching a video game like movie on screen as a curious spectator. So in a way, the Critique sure got Sucker punched. I saw the extended cut and the only scene they should have left in the original was the burlesque dance sequences. Everything else really doesn't matter.
    Brian R Super Reviewer
  • Oct 21, 2012
    First thing to say is that it's a Zack Snyder film so we expect it to be visually stunning and it was, The action was great fun and the effects were great, It was just the plot, It was so silly and random it spoiled it.
    Jamie C Super Reviewer
  • Jul 18, 2012
    [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon13.gif[/img] "From an original idea by Zack Snyder". Merely saying that Sucker Punch is entirely unworthy of the above statement, even being connected in the same sentence with it, is doing it a favor that it does not deserve in the slightest. It's just a gigantic mess literally, on an epic scale, and that's an understatement. It's essentialy a rip off of every action movie you've ever seen, there's numerous segments from Lord Of The Rings, scenes that looks like they were taken from Star Wars, others like they were stolen from Shutter Island and even some ripped off Kill Bill and The Three Musketeers. Sucker Punch essentialy has everything you could possibly discover within the action genre, and so naturally it is completely incomprehensible and surprisingly groan inducingly boring. It's quite extraordinary how a film that's throwing everything at you is as dull as Sucker Punch. Snyder is a director who understands visuals and costumes, and nothing else at all, in other words, this looks so good it looks hideously filmed and embarassingly clunky. He also doesn't understand plot, he doesn't know how to handle characters, all he does in this film is fetishise every set piece and just sucks all signs of heart, warmth and coherence in the film like a charisma vacumm. The musical segments are completely unnecessary and just kill the tone at every moment it cues, it's basically a stupid music video stretched to an hour and forty minutes and let me tell you, it feels like your sitting there watching it much longer. I've never seen something as idiotic, awfuly written, poorly acted, thinly plotted, incomprehensible, annoying, heartless, empty, stupid, crass and boring as the low brow, unknowingly awful Sucker Punch in a very long time, and I include in that, Michael Bay's Transformers franchise.
    Directors C Super Reviewer

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