Sucker Punch Reviews
03.24.11 by reelz
Reviews for director Zack Snyder's Sucker Punch generally break down along generational and fanboy/non-fanboy lines. Consider them accordingly.
"In the end, it may be a case of style over substance, but what a brilliant bit of technique it truly is."
— Bill Gibron, filmcritic.com
"It's as if the filmmakers took a poll at Comic-Con of all the elements attendees seek in a movie — starlets in skimpy outfits adept at hand-to-hand combat; Nazi robot monsters; elaborate fantasy worlds; a wise mentor figure who adopts many forms; cabaret-style covers of New Wave hits; and why not throw in Don Draper while you're at it? — then combined them all in the ultimate fanboy mash-up."
— Nathan Rabin, Onion AV Club
"Misleadingly positioned as female empowerment despite clearly having been hatched as fantasy fodder for 13-year-old guys, this sensory-overload exercise tarts up six actresses in service of various Heavy Metal-style scenarios — a setup likely to sucker fanboys while leaving those who crave humanity and good old-fashioned storytelling feeling like cavemen who've stumbled into Times Square."
— Peter Debruge, Variety
"The explosions, spearings, decapitations and all-out mayhem, much of it executed with the sort of elegant moves and delayed aerial suspension pioneered in The Matrix, will delight fans who crave this sort of thing from movies above all else."
— Todd McCarthy, Hollywood Reporter
"...a random mishmash of juvenile ideas without a single lucid thread to hold them together..."
— Nick Schager, Slant Magazine