Deadpool

Deadpool

Deadpool

Ryan Reynolds is Marvel's "merc with a mouth", Deadpool, in this origin story following the former Special Forces operative turned mercenary. Subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, he adopts an alter ego and hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.

Deadpool first appears in 2009's Fox/Marvel film X-Men Origins: Wolverine. After wooing Comic Con audiences with a spectacular CGI short, this feature looks to follow the wise-cracking, self-healing mercenary as he shoots bullets, chops heads, and NOT get his mouth sewn shut.

This is director Tim Miller's feature debut after making a couple of short films. His background is in video games and visual effects (having worked on Scott Pilgrim vs. the World).

2016Rating: MA15+, Strong bloody violence and sex scenes108 minsUSA
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Flicks, Tony Stamp

Flicks, Tony Stamp

Deadpool (the character, and the movie), is obsessed with equating sex and violence. When he says “I’m touching myself tonight” after murdering a bunch of dudes, it isn’t just a wisecrack. He really means it. It’s a kind of miracle that the ensuing scene doesn’t play out as repulsive, rather it’s genuinely funny, as is most of the film, thanks to Ryan Reynolds dialling up his charm as well as his smirk, and a tonal tightrope of a script from Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.

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Variety

Variety

As a sly demolition job on the superhero movie, it sure as hell beats “Kick-Ass.”

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Total Film

Total Film

Loud, lewd, inventive and outrageous, Deadpool is a delight. All credit to Reynolds and co. for having the steel balls to go this far.

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Time Out

Time Out

Bloody, shallow and oh-so-smug, Deadpool is so eager to offend that it’d almost be sweet if it wasn’t so, well, relentlessly annoying.

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

The fourth-wall-smashing is fun in a Ferris Bueller kind of way, but it’s never pulled off with the devious panache of Blazing Saddles, let alone Funny Games or Hellzapoppin’.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Neurotic and needy – and very entertaining. An innocent pleasure.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Drops trou to reveal itself as a really raunchy, very dirty and pretty funny goof on the entire superhero ethos...

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

A fun, if patchy, alternative to the glut of ‘the world is about to end unless we do something’ comic-book films.

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