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Sucker Punch (2011)

PG-13 | | Action, 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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Malcolm Scott ...
The Cook
Mayor / Lighter Orderly (as AC Peterson)
Revard Dufresne ...
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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Action | Fantasy

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  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$82,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

Company Credits

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Technical Specs


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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


According to director Zach Snyder, Emily Browning's character Baby Doll (who is supposedly naive to guns) shows off way more experience with handling a gun than she should have. She had already received intense weapons training for the action scenes, and was unable to unlearn her prior experience for the opening scene. 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 »


Featured in Breakfast: Episode dated 31 March 2011 (2011) See more »


Written by Frank Black (as Charles Thompson)
Produced by Marius De Vries and Tyler Bates
Performed by Yoav featuring Emily Browning
Yoav appears courtesy of You Are Here Music
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User Reviews

A love it or hate it type of film.
17 March 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I personally enjoyed the film and I am a fan of Zack Snyder's previous films (Watchmen,300,and Dawn of the Dead). The visuals were pretty much stunning with very few exceptions, but they are easily forgiven and not distracting at all. The acting wasn't anything "Oscar" worthy, but then again it shouldn't be. The performances were very good for an action film and I like it that way. This films definitely attracts the teenage male demographics, who like action packed films filled with hot women. This film, however is not for everyone. Some people might not like CGI, some women might be offended that this film is very shallow, violent, and very degrading towards women.This is definitely the type of movie you'll either love or hate.

My only problem with the movie is that the story doesn't seem fully realized… If you want to keep me interested you will need a lot more than 20 minutes of fantasy CGI sequences sprinkled throughout a 120 minute trek However go in this movie expecting to have a lot of fun! Overall the movie has stunning visuals, great action scenes, and worthwhile acting. I definitely recommend this movie to people looking to have a good time.

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