Kick-Ass Reviews

  • Rarely has a film lived up to its title so well!

    Julian Roman — MovieWeb

  • Is it a problem that Kick-Ass is by far the most violent movie ever to feature kids as heroes? Parents should consider themselves warned, though personally, I just wish that the film had ended up a bit less of an over-the-top action ride.

    Owen Gleiberman — Entertainment Weekly

  • Fast, periodically spit-funny and often grotesquely violent, the film at once embraces and satirizes contemporary action-film cliches with Tarantino-esque self-regard -- it's the latest in giggles-and-guts entertainment.

    Manohla Dargis — New York Times

  • Peppering an action flick with comedy is hardly original, but the mocking tone and off-kilter vibe set this film apart. It even has a hearty dose of charm, thanks mostly to the most outrageous performance by a child in recent memory.

    Claudia Puig — USA Today

  • Suggested subtitle: Iron Man, You Just Got Served.

    Ann Hornaday — Washington Post

  • At some point it becomes exactly the big, boneheaded movie it was making fun of in the first place.

    Ty Burr — Boston Globe

  • Never as shocking as it thinks it is, as funny as it should be, or as engaged in cultural critique as it could be.

    Karina Longworth — Village Voice

  • [It] thinks it's so brave and bold. But it's more like the title character, a dweeb who just thinks he's tough.

    Joe Neumaier — New York Daily News

  • Kick-Ass stands as an intriguing fantasy of social networking. To achieve superhero status, you simply put up your own Web site, announce it on MySpace and Facebook and you're on your mythic way.

    Joe Morgenstern — Wall Street Journal

  • The film has the courage of its genre convictions. It doesn't have even a whiff of market testing. It does everything on its own terms, and in this age of McMansion movies, that's a super accomplishment.

    Chris Vognar — Dallas Morning News

  • Nicolas Cage is a hoot, a hollar and a fright as Damon Mac ready, a.k.a. Big Daddy. How can he be otherwise? He's a good cop gone mad.

    Lisa Kennedy — Denver Post

  • "Kick-Ass" isn't just broken by its flaws ... It's flawed to start with, a hypocritical mess whose attempts to swagger turn into clumsy stumbling and whose knowing wink blinds it to its own problems.

    James Rocchi — MSN Movies

  • When filmmakers nudge a child into viewing savagery as slapstick, are we not allowing them to do what we condemn in the pornographer -- that is, to coarsen and inflame?

    Anthony Lane — New Yorker

  • Let's say you're a big fan of the original comic book, and you think the movie does it justice. You know what? You inhabit a world I am so very not interested in.

    Roger Ebert — Chicago Sun-Times

  • I started hating this movie around the midpoint.

    Michael Phillips — Chicago Tribune

  • A particularly timely story about civic-mindedness and the pursuit of fame.

    Jonathan Joe — Chicago Reader

  • This is the ultimate fanboy product.

    J. R. Jones — Chicago Reader

  • Kick-Ass has punk energy, ace action moves, and a winning sense of absurdist fun.

    Steven Rea — Philadelphia Inquirer

  • Kick-Ass is a guilty pleasure of the highest order, a guns-blazing, media-savvy superhero comedy designed to thrill geeks and outrage prudes.

    Colin Covert — Minneapolis Star Tribune

  • Everything you've likely heard about Kick-Ass is true, providing you've heard it's profane, outlandish, ultra-violent, shocking, funny and wildly entertaining.

    Tom Long — Detroit News

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