Kick-Ass

Kick-Ass

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Kick-Ass

An ultra-violent, foul-mouthed action-comedy (based on the comic book of the same name by Mark Millar), Kick-Ass is about unnoticed high school student, Dave (British newbie Aaron Johnson), who decides to become a real-life superhero after being inspired by his favourite comics.

He encounters a mysterious vigilante called Big-Daddy (Nicolas Cage), and his daughter Hit Girl (Chloe Moretz), who are working to bring down the drug baron, Frank D'Amico (Mark Strong). Director Matthew Vaughn first brought the project to Sony, which distributed his Layer Cake, but the studio balked at the violence. Vaughn refused to tone down it down, however, and so raised the money for the multi-million dollar film himself.

2010117 minsUSA
ActionComedy
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Equal parts audacious dark comedy, wish-fulfillment fantasy and over-the-top, tongue-in-cheek action-adventure.

0
TVNZ

TVNZ

press

What if the superhero in your neck of the woods really was the guy next door?

And what if he really didnt have any special powers other than a desire to make a difference and live upto his love of comic books?

4.0
0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Hyper-violent, hyper-knowing and just plain hyper, Kick-Ass marks a bold costume-change for the superhero movie but veers clear of pastiche or parody. For best results, view with a large audience. You will cheer. Guaranteed.

4.0
0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Superhero movie reinvented as gory comedy? Works out well.

5.0
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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A ridiculously entertaining, perfectly paced, ultra-violent cinematic rush that kicks the places other movies struggle to reach.

5.0
0
Dominion Post

Dominion Post

press

Startlingly violent, gleefully profane, horribly funny, and occasionally quite brilliant. But the story should have yielded a darker, tougher, and smarter film than this.

0

I know! Nick Cage? In a good film and he's good too? Wow! Just see it! Hip, witty, fun, violent and superb in every aspect - from script to soundtrack, casting to cinematography - a modern classic. Deserves to be studied in schools. It really is that good. Sort of NATURAL BORN KILLERS for disenchanted teens - and it works for world-weary adults too!...

5.0
0

I found this movie extremely boring EXCEPT for the AWESOME fight scenes. The fight scenes are simply spectacular and worth sitting through the rest of the movie. So I'd give the fight scenes 5 stars, but the rest of the movie 1 star. I averaged it out to 3 stars overall.

3.0
0

Superhero comic book adaptations leave me cold and bored, but this is a perfectly paced, energetic and (crucially) a smart tongue-in-cheek action-adventure. Sin City meets Juno and the result is an irresistibly likable piece of comically ultra-violent entertainment. Nicholas Cage?s impersonation of Adam West is a highlight, but the young Chloe Moretz steals...

4.0
0

The comic this is based on (Kick-Ass) manages to avoid the stupid cliche ending of the film. It's even darker, sadder and more violent and dysfunctional than the film. Watch it and READ IT. You won't be disappointed.

5.0
0

really fun and full of surprises

5.0
0

I am one who detested this movie. I walked out after 30 minutes. I am neither a movie or comic geek. They wonder about the violence in our society especially among teenage girls .........hell this movie will help.

1.0
0

... is what you get when hopeless Joe Average becomes a hapless costumed hero. I thoroughly enjoyed this super hero movie that works without super heroes - I'm still laughing about it! It works because the hero characters are so human and the violence is so inventive. But it is also very corny - a teenage boys' comic book fantasy - so I can see why some...

4.0
0

Love the violence and Humor, this film really does an action comedy like it is supposed to be done, plus having Mclovin in it just makes it even classier

5.0
0

I would rate this as my all time favourite movie... after only seeing it once...It beats out True Romance, numerous other Tarantino flicks, The Princess Bride even...this film Kicks Ass!!

5.0
0

how can people review when they haven't even seen it!! # Yeehah! 5 Looking forward to seeing this on the big screen - story was written by our wee cousin -Mark Millar - were lucky enough to be in Glasgow for the premiere of his movie 'Wanted' looking forward to seeing Kickass - the trailer looks pretty funny - knowing Mark - it will have loads of...

1.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Equal parts audacious dark comedy, wish-fulfillment fantasy and over-the-top, tongue-in-cheek action-adventure.

0
TVNZ

TVNZ

press

What if the superhero in your neck of the woods really was the guy next door?

And what if he really didnt have any special powers other than a desire to make a difference and live upto his love of comic books?

4.0
0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Hyper-violent, hyper-knowing and just plain hyper, Kick-Ass marks a bold costume-change for the superhero movie but veers clear of pastiche or parody. For best results, view with a large audience. You will cheer. Guaranteed.

4.0
0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Superhero movie reinvented as gory comedy? Works out well.

5.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A ridiculously entertaining, perfectly paced, ultra-violent cinematic rush that kicks the places other movies struggle to reach.

5.0
0
Dominion Post

Dominion Post

press

Startlingly violent, gleefully profane, horribly funny, and occasionally quite brilliant. But the story should have yielded a darker, tougher, and smarter film than this.

0

I know! Nick Cage? In a good film and he's good too? Wow! Just see it! Hip, witty, fun, violent and superb in every aspect - from script to soundtrack, casting to cinematography - a modern classic. Deserves to be studied in schools. It really is that good. Sort of NATURAL BORN KILLERS for disenchanted teens - and it works for world-weary adults too!...

5.0
0

I found this movie extremely boring EXCEPT for the AWESOME fight scenes. The fight scenes are simply spectacular and worth sitting through the rest of the movie. So I'd give the fight scenes 5 stars, but the rest of the movie 1 star. I averaged it out to 3 stars overall.

3.0
0

Superhero comic book adaptations leave me cold and bored, but this is a perfectly paced, energetic and (crucially) a smart tongue-in-cheek action-adventure. Sin City meets Juno and the result is an irresistibly likable piece of comically ultra-violent entertainment. Nicholas Cage?s impersonation of Adam West is a highlight, but the young Chloe Moretz...

4.0
0

The comic this is based on (Kick-Ass) manages to avoid the stupid cliche ending of the film. It's even darker, sadder and more violent and dysfunctional than the film. Watch it and READ IT. You won't be disappointed.

5.0
0

really fun and full of surprises

5.0
0

I am one who detested this movie. I walked out after 30 minutes. I am neither a movie or comic geek. They wonder about the violence in our society especially among teenage girls .........hell this movie will help.

1.0
0

... is what you get when hopeless Joe Average becomes a hapless costumed hero. I thoroughly enjoyed this super hero movie that works without super heroes - I'm still laughing about it! It works because the hero characters are so human and the violence is so inventive. But it is also very corny - a teenage boys' comic book fantasy - so I can see why some...

4.0
0

Love the violence and Humor, this film really does an action comedy like it is supposed to be done, plus having Mclovin in it just makes it even classier

5.0
0

I would rate this as my all time favourite movie... after only seeing it once...It beats out True Romance, numerous other Tarantino flicks, The Princess Bride even...this film Kicks Ass!!

5.0
0

how can people review when they haven't even seen it!! # Yeehah! 5 Looking forward to seeing this on the big screen - story was written by our wee cousin -Mark Millar - were lucky enough to be in Glasgow for the premiere of his movie 'Wanted' looking forward to seeing Kickass - the trailer looks pretty funny - knowing Mark - it will have loads of...

1.0
0