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  • Summary: She has been locked away against her will, but Babydoll has not lost her will to survive. Determined to fight for her freedom, she urges four other young girls—the outspoken Rocket, the street-smart Blondie, the fiercely loyal Amber and the reluctant Sweet Pea—to band together and try to escape their terrible fate at the hands of their captors, Blue, Madam Gorski and the High Roller. (Warner Bros. Pictures)
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 29
  2. Negative: 15 out of 29
  1. Reviewed by: Andrew O'Hehir
    Mar 24, 2011
    80
    Sucker Punch doesn't all work by a long shot, but it confirms my sense that Snyder belongs near the top of a very short list of directors who are trying to reinvent a personal, auteurist vision of cinema at the most commercial, mass-market, attention-disordered end of the spectrum.
  2. Reviewed by: Shawn Levy
    Mar 24, 2011
    75
    It's a film that's at once too much and not enough, laughable and groovy, dead serious and a total joke. And I mean no disrespect by any of that.
  3. Reviewed by: Mark Jenkins
    Mar 27, 2011
    50
    An extremely boyish ode to girl power.
  4. Reviewed by: James Berardinelli
    Mar 27, 2011
    38
    This movie isn't bad in the way some incompetently made movies are bad; this is bad because there's much skill evident in a pointless endeavor.
  5. Reviewed by: Richard Corliss
    Mar 28, 2011
    30
    Sucker Punch has vast empty patches, deserts of dead air.
  6. Reviewed by: Andy Klein
    Mar 25, 2011
    25
    "The idea evolved and expanded," he (Snyder) says, "and took on a life of its own." Unfortunately, all of that life must have dribbled away as the project developed, because the resulting nonsense has none.
  7. Reviewed by: Michael Phillips
    Mar 24, 2011
    0
    Snyder must have known in preproduction that his greasy collection of near-rape fantasies and violent revenge scenarios disguised as a female-empowerment fairy tale wasn't going to satisfy anyone but himself.

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  1. Negative: 75 out of 282
  1. Jan 23, 2014
    10
    First of all, consider the main characters schizophrenia before you say the movie "sucks because you can't follow the story" or "don't get why you see the fantasy world when its not actually there". Also, if you follow the story of her trying to escape both the asylum and herself, its REALLY good. The story is very deep, once you understand that the girls are shown that way to depict that they're abused and want freedom., and, once again, the main character is schizophrenic. The movie itself is very dark, and I don't recommend it for anyone under 15. Over all, very, very good movie. Expand
  2. Apr 2, 2011
    10
    One of the most thoughtful movies I've seen all year. The action scenes by themselves can get a bit dull seeing as they are a bit too much over the top, but the intensity of the drama, and the twist at the end that implicitly explains everything. Just amazing. I can't wait for this to come out again.

    If you see this movie, which I definitely recommend everyone does, pay close attention to everything. Especially the narration.
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  3. Mar 25, 2011
    10
    Sucker Punch, this movie was the best movie of 2011 hands down. The way they used reality and dreams were brilliant. And all of the characters were, well KICK ASS. 5 woman taking control of their life and trying to escape from a place they will rot and die in. They are fighting for their last chance and it was amazing! All 5 of the actress were breathtaking, so was the Madame. It was dark but still had you cheering for the girls to get free. The battle scenes were excellent, so was the script. Now if you dont like this movie maybe you should go see "Justin Beibers" new movie, because this movie was deep some people wont be able to grasp its dark and excellent message. In the movie it says we have the weapons we need, now we have to survive and fight. And the entire movie was them surviving and fighting for what was right...their FREEDOM. It was worth my 10 dollars, matter of fact im going to see it again tonight. LOVED IT, and i dont compare it to other movies because it's its own movie and we magnificent! Expand
  4. Aug 21, 2011
    8
    I know I should be saying this is terrible; that it's an incoherent mess with lots of terrible acting and cod philosophy... I know I should say all of these things,but... damn I really enjoyed this film. The bizarre worlds Snyder has created are just sooo beautiful, and the story caught me out. I guess I'm a sucker for Sucker Punch. (plus, Abbie Cornish, omg) Expand
  5. Mar 31, 2011
    6
    Sucker Punch is actually good for my opinion and I know that everybody else seems to hate it. Even, it's not as good as other films that compare to Zack Synder's films like Dawn of the Dead and 300, especially Watchmen that I didn't like. But almost half fun for those hottest girls with terrific costumes to fight in the confusion of the video game world that surrounds the atmosphere, it's really cool. Although, the story is out of place that there's no explanation about the story that it didn't tell anything about the movie from the beginning to the end, it's really downsize of the entire movie that falls down of the silly scenes that keeps going and wondering what the story is really about. But at the time, it's almost good to the bad film and that's okay that it brings the girls into action and Synder is trying hard for the movie, it really brings the intention to a clever movie. It's worth seeing? I think so! So see this movie or rent it, or skip it that people think it really sucks! You won't regret for this. Expand
  6. Mar 25, 2011
    3
    Meh.

    30-ish mins of kick-ass music videos held together by one-dimensional non-characters, inexcuseablely bad writing, flat performances, and
    porno-thin gauze plot that alternated between ham-fisted and nonsensically self-important. Save your money, rent it from a vending machine in a few months. Expand
  7. Apr 1, 2011
    0
    SUCKER PUNCH - as in youâ

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