• Released
  • April 16, 2010
  • (Midnight Screenings at 11:59pm Thursday Night, 04/15)
  • R , 1 hr 57 min
  • Action/Adventure
    Comedy
100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
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.
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Kick-Ass has punk energy, ace action moves, and a winning sense of absurdist fun.
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88

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
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.
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
An enjoyably supercharged and ultraviolent teen-rebel comic-book fantasy that might be described -- in spirit, at least -- as reality-based.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

Its balancing act between innocence and gore perfectly matches the expectations of genre fans, who should embrace the movie.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
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.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
It's irreverently entertaining.
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Fusing teen comedy, bad-boy raunch, Tarantino-style gonzo mayhem, and tossing in a bloodthirsty little girl vigilante who swears like Steve Buscemi in a Coen brothers movie, the film has its moments of high-flying, low-down style. It’s also nowhere near as subversive as it thinks it is.
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60

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
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.
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20

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
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.
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66 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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