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Sucker Punch (2011)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Fantasy  |  25 March 2011 (USA)
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A young girl is institutionalized by her abusive stepfather. Retreating to an alternative reality as a coping strategy, she envisions a plan which will help her escape from the mental facility.



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Mayor / Lighter Orderly (as AC Peterson)
Big Boss Thug / Orderly #3


A young girl (Baby Doll) is locked away in a mental asylum by her abusive stepfather where she will undergo a lobotomy in five days' time. Faced with unimaginable odds, she retreats to a fantastical world in her imagination where she and four other female inmates at the asylum, plot to escape the facility. The lines between reality and fantasy blur as Baby Doll and her four companions, as well as a mysterious guide, fight to retrieve the five items they need that will allow them to break free from their captors before it's too late... Written by Anonymous

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic material involving sexuality, violence and combat sequences, and for language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 March 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sucker Punch: The IMAX Experience  »

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Box Office


$82,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$19,058,199 (USA) (25 March 2011)


$36,381,716 (USA) (20 May 2011)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Vanessa Hudgens says she's looking forward to being seen by a whole new audience that might not necessarily be familiar with her work in the High School Musical (2006) films. See more »


When the priest is dropping Babydoll off from the orphanage, you initially see her signature head band placed behind her pigtails. As it cuts between her and Blue, you see it move to in front of them (probably because headbands tend to slip if not anchored, especially when there's movement involved) where it remains for the rest of he movie. See more »


[first lines]
Sweet Pea: Everyone has an Angel. A Guardian who watches over us. We can't know what form they'll take. One day, old man. Next day, little girl. But don't let appearances fool you, they can be as fierce as any dragon. Yet they're not here to fight our battles, but to whisper from our heart. Reminding that it's us. Its everyone of us who holds power over the world we create.
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Crazy Credits

The Warner Bros and Legendary Pictures logos appear on a stage curtain, with the curtain rising to reveal each logo. A brief narrative precedes the Warner Bros logo appearing. See more »


Written by Johnny Marr and Morrissey (as Steven Morrissey)
Produced by Marius De Vries and Tyler Bates
Performed by Emily Browning
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User Reviews

Put your thinking cap on
25 March 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have been absolutely pumped for this movie since I first saw the trailer for it last summer. I'm fresh from viewing it, and I have to say that it's not quite what I expected, though not necessarily in a bad way. To those who haven't seen it, two words: Do it. But be open to the fact that it will almost certainly not be exactly what you expect. Although it looks like a somewhat mindless kick ass, eye candy flick, don't be fooled: there is a pretty good story here, and its deeper than your first impression of it will be, also. Oh, and don't try and predict the ending.

After you watch it, you will need to process what actually happened, but put your thinking cap on- because its deeper than you think.

All in all, the acting was good enough (though it didn't blow my mind), the visuals are stellar (did blow my mind) and the soundtrack is amazing (where is my mind?). Definitely worth seeing. 8/10

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