Sucker Punch

Sucker Punch

Sucker Punch

Uber stylish sci-fi actioner, described as "Alice in Wonderland with machine guns". This is the latest visual feast from director Zack Snyder (Watchmen, 300).

About a girl (Emily Browning) who is institutionalised by her wicked stepfather. Retreating to an alternative reality as a coping strategy, she is free to go where her mind takes her, and envisions a plan to help her escape the facility. Also stars Vanessa Hudgens and Abbie Cornish.

2011USA
ActionFantasyThriller
82%
want to see

Streaming (5 Providers)

Reviews & comments

A turd by any other name...

Playing like an extended trailer for the ultimate computer game for twelve year old hetrosexual boys, this is either a brilliant parody of mindless media sexism - or, um, mindless sexism! Mind you Zack Snyder brought us the oh so conflicted "300" which verged on gay soft porn... or was it fascist male body worship... or was it a brilliant parody...

2.0

Based on a nonexistent book

Sucker Punch has a lot of potential, but never quite gets there. Its like its based on a book and it would have been good to have read the book before seeing the movie. But if you've got enough imagination to fill in the gaps then it is a great movie.

4.0

Good

Write your review here.

3.0

Dancing

I really found the story intresting because when she dances it takes her into her imagination where she fight to get the requriement to set hersel free. good movie but would not recommend it to anyperson who hates bad storylines

4.0

no way

this movie molested my eyes.

1.0

OK Movie

Great visuals, LOVED the music, not sure about the storyline though, kinda like a chick flick but then turns at times into a video game.

2.0

Liked it

Don't know why the review were bad cause it's great entertainment. nothing more nothing less

4.0

Much more than an average movie.

You have to go with an open mind to enjoy this film.Special effects,direction and film shots are brilliant,so well done.The story is good once you realise what is going on and what the fantasy world is about.It is not a movie just for teenage boys as some have suggested.Not for everyone I suspect.

4.0

If I Wanted to Play a Video Game...

I would've stayed home. Hmmm... Beautiful, scantily-clad girls -- all of whom are almost being almost-raped or otherwise assulted by the men in their sphere anytime they're in the "real world" (whatever that means, it doesn't really exist in this film). Is that really supposed to be sexy? I can't believe Hollywood put this guy in charge of the...

1.0

Cool movie

This is a fun movie about Baby Doll played by Emily Browning who gets sent to a mental institution and teams up with some girls to try and escape. There are lots of fantasy scenes with shooting guns and killing people. Vanessa Hudgens and Abbie Cornish are quite well cast. This is a fun kick ass movie. I recommend it

4.0
Variety

Variety

press

Like Quentin Tarantino, Snyder is unapologetic about his influences -- the trashier the better -- though he's far less skilled in the art of pastiche.

TVNZ

TVNZ

press

Ultimately, Sucker Punch will appeal greatly to the core audience it wants - the fanboys and fan girls who'll get their geek on over the utterly amazing action sequences.

3.0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Little more than a sizzle-reel for Zack Snyder’s wettest dreams, what it lacks in consistency it makes up for in chutzpah. Just imagine if it had a decent story...

3.0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

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

Otago Daily Times

Otago Daily Times

press

A lot of noise and bluster...

4.0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Feeble fanboy fantasy

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

A wonderfully wild provocation - an imperfect, overlong, intemperate and utterly absorbing romp through the id that I wouldn't have missed for the world.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Certain to create a gaping divide between generational and aesthetic camps, Sucker Punch is a largely grim and unpleasant display of technical wizardry wrapped around a story that purports to be inspirational.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Ambitious and visually impressive as a pop-video mash-up, but, lacking a strong emotional core, it doesn't quite cohere as a fully satisfying movie.

3.0
Dominion Post

Dominion Post

press

It's a hazard of this job that I get to sit through trailers and previews for months before any film has actually opened, and since February this one has been assaulting my eyeballs with ever more delirious promises.

2.0
Variety

Variety

press

Like Quentin Tarantino, Snyder is unapologetic about his influences -- the trashier the better -- though he's far less skilled in the art of pastiche.

TVNZ

TVNZ

press

Ultimately, Sucker Punch will appeal greatly to the core audience it wants - the fanboys and fan girls who'll get their geek on over the utterly amazing action sequences.

3.0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Little more than a sizzle-reel for Zack Snyder’s wettest dreams, what it lacks in consistency it makes up for in chutzpah. Just imagine if it had a decent story...

3.0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

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

Otago Daily Times

Otago Daily Times

press

A lot of noise and bluster...

4.0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Feeble fanboy fantasy

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

A wonderfully wild provocation - an imperfect, overlong, intemperate and utterly absorbing romp through the id that I wouldn't have missed for the world.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Certain to create a gaping divide between generational and aesthetic camps, Sucker Punch is a largely grim and unpleasant display of technical wizardry wrapped around a story that purports to be inspirational.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Ambitious and visually impressive as a pop-video mash-up, but, lacking a strong emotional core, it doesn't quite cohere as a fully satisfying movie.

3.0
Dominion Post

Dominion Post

press

It's a hazard of this job that I get to sit through trailers and previews for months before any film has actually opened, and since February this one has been assaulting my eyeballs with ever more delirious promises.

2.0

A turd by any other name...

Playing like an extended trailer for the ultimate computer game for twelve year old hetrosexual boys, this is either a brilliant parody of mindless media sexism - or, um, mindless sexism! Mind you Zack Snyder brought us the oh so conflicted "300" which verged on gay soft porn... or was it fascist male body worship... or was it a brilliant parody...

2.0

Based on a nonexistent book

Sucker Punch has a lot of potential, but never quite gets there. Its like its based on a book and it would have been good to have read the book before seeing the movie. But if you've got enough imagination to fill in the gaps then it is a great movie.

4.0

Good

Write your review here.

3.0

Dancing

I really found the story intresting because when she dances it takes her into her imagination where she fight to get the requriement to set hersel free. good movie but would not recommend it to anyperson who hates bad storylines

4.0

no way

this movie molested my eyes.

1.0

OK Movie

Great visuals, LOVED the music, not sure about the storyline though, kinda like a chick flick but then turns at times into a video game.

2.0

Liked it

Don't know why the review were bad cause it's great entertainment. nothing more nothing less

4.0

Much more than an average movie.

You have to go with an open mind to enjoy this film.Special effects,direction and film shots are brilliant,so well done.The story is good once you realise what is going on and what the fantasy world is about.It is not a movie just for teenage boys as some have suggested.Not for everyone I suspect.

4.0

If I Wanted to Play a Video Game...

I would've stayed home. Hmmm... Beautiful, scantily-clad girls -- all of whom are almost being almost-raped or otherwise assulted by the men in their sphere anytime they're in the "real world" (whatever that means, it doesn't really exist in this film). Is that really supposed to be sexy? I can't believe Hollywood put this guy in charge of the...

1.0

Cool movie

This is a fun movie about Baby Doll played by Emily Browning who gets sent to a mental institution and teams up with some girls to try and escape. There are lots of fantasy scenes with shooting guns and killing people. Vanessa Hudgens and Abbie Cornish are quite well cast. This is a fun kick ass movie. I recommend it

4.0