Sucker Punch Reviews

Jan 8, 2021
Sucker Punch packs a pretty strong wallop. I enjoyed a lot of it, but I wish someone had warned me that a lobotomy was going to be a major plot point.
Dec 6, 2011
Gun-toting hotties combat assorted villains and their robot henchmen in this tawdry, repellent action fantasy.
Jun 29, 2011
Snyder likes to think that his Russian nesting doll of a concept is enough to excuse its hollow center.
May 11, 2011
It's close to what Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez were after with their Grind House double-header, but shot through with Snyder's own psychotropic brio (which is something like the unholy union of David Lynch, Brian De Palma, and Ken Russell).
Apr 13, 2011
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 11, 2011
The movie spins out of control, until it collapses in a heap, senseless.
Apr 6, 2011
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
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 4, 2011
The baleful influence of David Lynch, kung-fu pictures and Shutter Island lie behind its rancid lucubrations.
Apr 1, 2011
A creatively bankrupt succession of fetishy bromides -- steampunk, Asimov, medieval times, and (personal fave!) a woman in a sailor suit, sucking on a lollipop and calling it feminism 'cause she carries a gun, too.
Apr 1, 2011
I don't doubt that Mr Snyder is possessed of an imagination; it's just that what he imagines is hackneyed, meretricious and boring.
Apr 1, 2011
This is a pretty awful botch-up, meaning far less than it seems to think.
Mar 31, 2011
Have we already found the worst film of the year?
Mar 31, 2011
If you thought Zack Snyder's previous films, among them 300 and Watchmen, were over the top - cliché-embracing, muscle-bound pseudo-triumphs of digital effects over storytelling - they have nothing on Sucker Punch.
Mar 30, 2011
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.
Mar 28, 2011
Ambitious and visually impressive as a pop-video mash-up, but, lacking a strong emotional core, it doesn't quite cohere as a fully satisfying movie.
Mar 27, 2011
Looks a lot like either a very stupid person has tried to make a very clever film, or a very clever person has tried to make a very stupid one.
Mar 27, 2011
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.
Mar 25, 2011
A series of extravagant computer-generated adventure scenarios linked by grim mental hospital plot, Sucker Punch represents a particularly ambitious exercise in tedium.
Mar 25, 2011
Director Zack Snyder and his production crew clearly had great fun envisioning this swords-and-corsets fantasy. Few others are likely to approach their level of enjoyment.
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