Sucker Punch Reviews

  • Zach Snyder has attended the Michael Bay school of filmmaking and graduated the top of the class.

    Julian Roman — MovieWeb

  • Wild, loud, fetishistically stylized, and...numbingly dull.

    Lisa Schwarzbaum — Entertainment Weekly

  • There is nothing here to enjoy, beyond the tiny satisfaction in noting that the movie lives up to its name.

    A.O. Scott — New York Times

  • You've never seen a movie like Sucker Punch. And depending on your entertainment preferences, you may not want to.

    Scott Bowles — USA Today

  • 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.

    Mark Jenkins — Washington Post

  • A surprisingly joyless mash-up of every bit of fanboy flotsam floating around in its maker's cranium.

    Ty Burr — Boston Globe

  • [The] mash-up set pieces blend into so-awesome-they're-awful slo-mo monotony, and the awful sisterhood stuff in between makes you anticipate the action as though waiting for the bus.

    Nick Pinkerton — Village Voice

  • Zombie soldiers, dragons, cyborgs, doesn't matter: Snyder is just a big boy with lots of toys. These, unfortunately, include his actresses.

    Elizabeth Weitzman — New York Daily News

  • Sucker Punch reviews itself with its title -- in fact, it does leave the viewer feeling sucker-punched.

    Tom Maurstad — Dallas Morning News

  • So thoroughly labored, and panders so relentlessly to adolescent attitudes and fantasies, and is so thoroughly and stridently humorless, that it kind of sucks out your soul while you're watching it.

    Glenn Kenny — MSN Movies

  • The movie spins out of control, until it collapses in a heap, senseless.

    Bruce Diones — New Yorker

  • "Close your eyes. Open your mind. You will be unprepared," is the movie's ad slogan. Indeed. You will be unprepared for a film packing this much confusing crud into a little less than two hours...

    Michael Phillips — Chicago Tribune

  • Gun-toting hotties combat assorted villains and their robot henchmen in this tawdry, repellent action fantasy.

    Andrea Gronvall — Chicago Reader

  • Hands-down the most nightmarishly awful film of the year.

    Steven Rea — Philadelphia Inquirer

  • If the goal was sensory overload and audience stupefaction, he has succeeded indeed. Snyder apparently is offering lobotomies to all. Step right up.

    Tom Long — Detroit News

  • [A] cacophonous, half-digested mass of pop-culture influences.

    Peter Debruge — Variety

  • "Sucker Punch" is what happens when a studio gives carte blanche to a filmmaker who has absolutely nothing original or even coherent to say.

    Lou Lumenick — New York Post

  • It provides sporadic seconds of splendid eye candy separated by minutes of muddled exposition and flat acting.

    Peter Howell — Toronto Star

  • Snyder likes to think that his Russian nesting doll of a concept is enough to excuse its hollow center.

    William Goss — Film.com

  • My personal rule of film enjoyment goes a little like this: you can be miserable or pointless, but you can't be both. Sucker Punch works hard to be both.

    Laremy Legel — Film.com

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