• Released
  • April 16, 2010
  • (Midnight Screenings at 11:59pm Thursday Night, 04/15)
  • R , 1 hr 57 min
  • Action/Adventure
    Comedy
Kick-Ass Synopsis
A teen (Aaron Johnson) reinvents himself as a superhero, despite his lack of actual powers.
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Critic Ratings

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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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WHAT A TOTALLY UNEXPECTED TRIP.....

By lovestalentmoviefan
...so much so that it obliterates any of the normal objections I have for some R rated material. I don't know if i am open minded enough to see my children in roles like this,but I sure am glad some...

Kick ***is funny movie that a lot of people will enjoy!

By thesilentcat4
Being just a normal Joe who loves going to see movies and writing reviews for them, I feel very blessed to have gotten invited to see this movie, Kick ***, at an early screening. Now, Kick *** is a...

Kick-***Movie Review

By spencerhutapea
91 out of 100 Non-stop laughs and non-stop brutality in a comic-book superhero adventure. "Kick-Ass" takes it to a whole new level, with a clear, obvious message and still be crude and hilarious....

Oh yes! Go now!

By keatsgirl
What are you waiting for. Expect to see things you don't think "little kids" should be doing-----and enjoy. It's only a movie!!!! Since the script was out there,and young actors are playing these...

Five Word Review

By redyeah
ultra-violent sincere original spectacular flawless...

Kick-Ass (Nice)

By movie_wacko
Do the makers of this movie think KIDS ARE GOING TO SEE THIS? Who is the audience for this? Certainly won't let my kids see this -- Rated R, nudity, language, etc? Are they crazy...It has to...

By KDBolejack
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Just saw for the 3rd time!

By LTMF 2
Barring the element of surprise from 1st time,it was even better! Miss Chloe(hit girl) is going to knock our socks off in the future! Really need to mention the soundtrack again,it was like it's own...

Five Word Review

By EzraHugeReview
Best Comic Book Movie Ever!...

This instant cult classic is an audio/visual feast!

By birac
You will be shocked,you may want to get judgmental,but if you are honest,you will applaud the work and intelligence in this unexpected success.Can't for the life of me figure out what happened at box...

More Info

Rated R | For strong brutal violence throughout, pervasive language, sexual content, nudity and some drug use -- some involving children
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Not for kids Superhero comedy is super-crass, super-twisted.
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