(2010)

Critic Reviews

66

Metascore

Based on 38 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
100
It brings together several popular strains of contemporary moviemaking and combines them into one big, shameless, audacious, compulsively watchable, irresistibly likable piece of pure entertainment.
88
Kick-Ass has punk energy, ace action moves, and a winning sense of absurdist fun.
88
A brutally funny deconstruction, a hybrid of “Watchmen” and “Superbad” filtered through John Woo. It's a boisterously original piece of entertainment . . . that isn't for everyone. Note the rating, which should be triple-R, as in Really, Remarkably R.
88
The best superhero movie since "The Dark Knight" (and far less serious in tone or approach), Kick-Ass earns its name in every way.
88
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Maybe I enjoyed the similarly themed Kick-Ass because it took me back to that innocent time. Or maybe it's because this is the most brazenly funny bloodbath unleashed on the public since "Pulp Fiction."
83
An enjoyably supercharged and ultraviolent teen-rebel comic-book fantasy that might be described -- in spirit, at least -- as reality-based.
80
This shrewd mixture of slick comic-book mayhem, unmistakable sweetness and ear-splitting profanity is poised to be a popular culture phenomenon because of its exact sense of the fantasies of the young male fanboy population.
80
Its balancing act between innocence and gore perfectly matches the expectations of genre fans, who should embrace the movie.
75
The movie belongs to Moretz, whose sensational performance will be talked about for years. Her scenes with Cage, who wears a Batsuit and uses a voice borrowed from Adam West, are a hoot.
75
It's irreverently entertaining.
60
Wall Street Journal
Grungily stylish and often funny, at least for a while, though all of the caveats and contradictions that apply to Tarantino films apply here: One man's--or boy's--stylization is another's profane, unrelenting and tedious brutality.
20
Kick-Ass - based on a graphic novel - thinks it's so brave and bold. But it's more like the title character, a dweeb who just thinks he's tough.

More Critic Reviews

See all external reviews for Kick-Ass (2010) »

See also

Awards | FAQ | User Reviews | User Ratings | External Reviews | Message Board