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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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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 76 out of 288
  1. Jan 20, 2014
    10
    Suckerpunch is great. This movie is rich like gold. It's full of action and thriller. The ending was... You'll have to find out for yourself. Warner Brothers did a great job! Expand
  2. Apr 1, 2011
    10
    I may be biased with writing this because this is hands down my favorite movie of all time and all the people I went to see it with loved the story, graphics, the soundtrack, and the movie in general, but I digress. I see absolutely no flaw in this movie. I was never bored while watching this, which I can't say for the majority of movies I have seen in my life, including some of my favorites. The cutaway dream sequences were awesome to watch and made the movie better as a whole. The plot was solid and engaging. The only problem I have is not with the movie, but it's reviews. I suppose critics are just so jaded that when something good actually good comes out, but seems demeaning to women or something, it must be taken down. I've read the comment that this movie has good graphics but a bad story many times and all I can think is "What do you think Avatar is?". At least Sucker Punch is like nothing else that has ever been in theaters. Though I do have to admit to the fact that this movie does target a select audience, specifically young people. The movie basically revolves around the interests of 13-30 year olds. So I suppose people who don't fall in to that category might not see eye to eye with what this movie has to offer. To those people I say, don't watch it. If you didn't want to see a movie with scantily-clad women killing things, don't watch that movie. All in all, this is an opinion, like any review, so I will finish by saying that it is a great movie, as long as it pertains to your interests. Otherwise, don't watch it. P.S. I know I said that this review is my opinion, but I thought it should be known that it is a fact that it is my opinion, so in a way, it is fact (this comment is also targeted to the same audience as Sucker Punch) Expand
  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. Apr 27, 2011
    8
    I loved SUCKER PUNCH!

    Wrote an article defending it here:


    http://thescorecardreview.com/articles/he-said-she-said/2011/04/12/he-said-he-said-sucker-punch/19312
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  5. Oct 18, 2014
    6
    It was.....okay. There were more good things about it. I love the visual style just like in every Zack Snyder film out there, the dream sequences were kinda fun I had to admit, I liked the metaphor on what it's trying to say, the cover version of songs were sprisingly good, and the production value is spot on.
    However, not everything is great though. The acting was wooden, I found the characters to be one dimensional, the story itself isn't all that captivating, and it does feel like that it goes on to more style rather than substance.

    But overall, I thought it was okay.
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  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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