Warner Bros. Pictures | Release Date: March 25, 2011
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filmfanaticMar 25, 2011
Do yourself a favor and ignore the critics on this one. It's a flawed, but very fun and very awesome ride. It's probably the only case I can think of when saying that a movie reminds me of a video game is actually a complement. For sure, it'sDo yourself a favor and ignore the critics on this one. It's a flawed, but very fun and very awesome ride. It's probably the only case I can think of when saying that a movie reminds me of a video game is actually a complement. For sure, it's a "check your brain at the door" kind of flick, but I don't think they could have found more ways to pack what is obviously the nerdy dreams of Zack Snyder (and, by extension, every nerd) into one movie. It's all very silly, and Snyder needs to work on writing better dialogue, but it definitely exceeded my (somewhat tailored thanks to the critics) expectations. Expand
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cweb3699Mar 25, 2011
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 theySucker 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
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BartMar 25, 2011
Wow, for a film with such promise, it was awful. How much slow motion can you put into a film. It was poorly written, acted, directed, and a waste of some otherwise potentially attractive and talented actresses. It was like a series ofWow, for a film with such promise, it was awful. How much slow motion can you put into a film. It was poorly written, acted, directed, and a waste of some otherwise potentially attractive and talented actresses. It was like a series of music videos, none of which were very good. Heaven forbid if the studios let this yahoo direct the Superman reboot., as it will be even worse than the Brian Singer reboot. What will we end up with, Superman in a g-string fighting a giant slow motion Lex Luther, neither with any character depth or decent dialogue? Expand
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galientdomoNov 7, 2011
I really enjoyed the beginning of this movie, and the music is great. Unfortunately, the action is boring and the plot really takes a downward turn later in the movie.
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MetalheadApr 1, 2011
People seem to misunderstand the plot of this movie. It is not just about five girls escaping an insane asylum, but it is also about how one unstable girl views the world. The way she views her fellow inmates, the asylum, her "superiors", andPeople seem to misunderstand the plot of this movie. It is not just about five girls escaping an insane asylum, but it is also about how one unstable girl views the world. The way she views her fellow inmates, the asylum, her "superiors", and her confrontations with them. The confrontations are the best scenes because they turn into sci-fi and fantasy action fests with nods to modern nerd classic movies and video games (Ones I saw: Halo 2, Lord of the Rings: Two Towers, Call of Duty, God of War, Gears of War, etc). This movie is awesome and it should not be missed. Expand
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s4ndm4n2006Jun 6, 2011
To be honest, if you go into this movie expecting some deep plot, or anything other than an action-centric movie, you'll be sorely disappointed. What action/thriller is deep or has such plot nowadays? Sucker Punch, for me, reminded me of aTo be honest, if you go into this movie expecting some deep plot, or anything other than an action-centric movie, you'll be sorely disappointed. What action/thriller is deep or has such plot nowadays? Sucker Punch, for me, reminded me of a mash up of comics, anime, video games and femme fatale style heroics which, if you're a fan of, you'll enjoy. The other mash up involved here that is interesting is how it jumps from the 40s style burlesque era to a strange, steampunk like world in the fantasies. This is, in no way, a perfect movie, and I'm not about to try to convince anyone that it has the best acting, CG, stunts or anything. What I did like was that the movie got me interested in the girls' dilemmas and even though there wasn't much background except on Baby Doll, Rocket and Sweet Pea, there was enough there to make me want to see them make it to the end. The idea that this girl, Baby Doll transforms so drastically from a school girl to a heroine in her alternate reality is just... well... cool. It's all silliness in the end but the fact is there is some great entertainment in this movie if you let go of the critic in you and just enjoy it for what it is. An action thriller. And a pretty good one too. Expand
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AaronMApr 1, 2011
I was surprisingly hooked into the movie from its opening scene! The visuals, the music, the storyline are all strong and make the movie enjoyable. I was jarred at first by the way the main character would escape reality. It was unexpectedI was surprisingly hooked into the movie from its opening scene! The visuals, the music, the storyline are all strong and make the movie enjoyable. I was jarred at first by the way the main character would escape reality. It was unexpected and surreal. But it served its purpose and moved the story along. I feel majority of the women in the movie were strong and emotionally available and that too was engaging. The movie isn't perfect but I'm happy I chose to see it. Expand
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allystewMay 26, 2011
See this if you want to treat your eyes to a visual feast. If you want to treat your brain then forget it. After 300 and Watchmen I'm a big fan of Zack Snyder as I love his visual style. The problem here is the story and how crazy it is, itsSee this if you want to treat your eyes to a visual feast. If you want to treat your brain then forget it. After 300 and Watchmen I'm a big fan of Zack Snyder as I love his visual style. The problem here is the story and how crazy it is, its all over the place. A real mixed bag of a movie but for me and my tastes worth seeing. It won't be the same for everyone. Expand
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jimmytancrediMay 29, 2011
A pretty good movie, in my opinion. Visually very interesting and musically engaging! The steam punk looks dark and was very well done. The animations and effects were great! A mix of elements that I personally love it! Japan with its feudalA pretty good movie, in my opinion. Visually very interesting and musically engaging! The steam punk looks dark and was very well done. The animations and effects were great! A mix of elements that I personally love it! Japan with its feudal warriors, orcs and dragons, robots, WWII ... I loved the references. The music choice was perfect. I can not stop listening! And Emily Browning really can sing! I loved the version of Sweet Dreams at the beginning! However, the film also has several drawbacks... First, the performances, just say it were a little disappointing, the girls could have had more charisma. I didn't found so captivating. But surely, Carla Gugino and Oscar Isaac were great! The script is weak, could have been much better handled, but it seems that the focus of the film was in fact the action. It even tries to pass a moral interesting, but it seemed that only remembered it at the beginning and end of the movie. Everything is a bit exaggerated and even! And the fights seemed like real games! But I think it will its acceptance of the film. After all, it all goes through the mind of Babydoll, so anything can happen. Ultimately, I think it's worth seeing if you like the theme. There is not an excellent script, but an action is really nice to watch. Expand
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SirwootalotMar 31, 2011
I couldn't help but think of a quote from Invader ZIM, of all things, after seeing this movie. Zim: That's so... stupid. Why would you do that? Hologram: Because it's *cool.*
Then it all made sense. This is the movie equivalent of bear
I couldn't help but think of a quote from Invader ZIM, of all things, after seeing this movie. Zim: That's so... stupid. Why would you do that? Hologram: Because it's *cool.*
Then it all made sense. This is the movie equivalent of bear cavalry or chainsaw arms; incredibly stupid, but strangely awesome anyway. It just can't make up its mind on what it wants to do, and therefore falls flatter than hoped for on nearly all counts.
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Tent27Mar 27, 2011
Fantastic popcorn movie. Obviously the critics these days are out of touch with what's considered "fun" in a movie. This is film is just that, fun. Don't come looking for realistic situations with realistic fighting sequences. The best I canFantastic popcorn movie. Obviously the critics these days are out of touch with what's considered "fun" in a movie. This is film is just that, fun. Don't come looking for realistic situations with realistic fighting sequences. The best I can describe this is live action anime. Was also very pleased that it didn't get too raunchy which in my opinion would have ruined the film. Highly enjoyable, will remember it. Expand
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neamoMar 28, 2011
Finally a movie worth seeing in the cinema's. Me and my friends enjoyed every bit of it. Although must say I can understand why not everybody is gonna feel the same way. These kind of movies are targeted at a very specific kind of audience.Finally a movie worth seeing in the cinema's. Me and my friends enjoyed every bit of it. Although must say I can understand why not everybody is gonna feel the same way. These kind of movies are targeted at a very specific kind of audience. Since me and my friends are game-fanatics in our late twenties and see all the references to this culture we appreciate this kind of movies very much. But even if you don't and your just open minded enough you will enjoy this just as we did. You could compare this movie to one of the most famous story's in history. Alice in wonderland. In that, a lot doesn't make sense but the world she falls in is just amazingly and surprisingly fantastic. As it should be in any fantasy. Expand
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ChrisArmyMar 27, 2011
Sucker punch was dark but very creatively made. It had an amazing soundtrack mixed with the greatest special effects I have seen in a while. I do not understand why other people who review the movie is being very negative...yes the story canSucker punch was dark but very creatively made. It had an amazing soundtrack mixed with the greatest special effects I have seen in a while. I do not understand why other people who review the movie is being very negative...yes the story can be tricky and confusing but all you have to do is pay attention witch is why some people don't like it..some people like watching movies that are basically served to them in there lap and that a two year old can figure out but the minute they have to stop and think they don't like it. Trust me watch it and you will enjoy especially if your a movie buff Expand
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DRsciencePHDMar 27, 2011
This is what happens when Japanese culture becomes overly popularised. to sum this film up:

The more back-flips a character can do, the less i should care about "why" they need to do the back-flips to begin with. Also, katanas can cut
This is what happens when Japanese culture becomes overly popularised. to sum this film up:

The more back-flips a character can do, the less i should care about "why" they need to do the back-flips to begin with. Also, katanas can cut through black holes, and kung-fu masters have magical powers. to have a movie, you must first have this pro ta go nist thing.

*sigh* its not a movie....... it's art....... there is a difference. whether or not being "art" makes something less entertaining or not, that's up to you.
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r090684Mar 27, 2011
This movie was a truly fascinating view into how we all perceive the world... The problem is that how we see it and how things actually happen could be completely different than how reality appears. While this may seem far fetched to fathom,This movie was a truly fascinating view into how we all perceive the world... The problem is that how we see it and how things actually happen could be completely different than how reality appears. While this may seem far fetched to fathom, it shows it self as you crawl down the rabbit hole that is sucker punch. Think about inception... Expand
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hoboX10Mar 28, 2011
Sucker Punch is a movie about entertainment. The story isn't too bad if you are good at following stories, but that's not where it's meant to shine. It's sad to see that so many people leave negative reviews because they are looking forSucker Punch is a movie about entertainment. The story isn't too bad if you are good at following stories, but that's not where it's meant to shine. It's sad to see that so many people leave negative reviews because they are looking for something that isn't supposed to be there. Look for what the movie is SUPPOSED to have: great action and eye-candy. Then you'll see the gold in this movie. Expand
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davidsorianoMar 29, 2011
It's a fantastic movie, full of action, an incredible soundtrack that fits well with the film and a direction with a steady hand and unsurpassed in the action scenes. Visually superb. Recommended 100%. Hopefully this director do so pleasantlyIt's a fantastic movie, full of action, an incredible soundtrack that fits well with the film and a direction with a steady hand and unsurpassed in the action scenes. Visually superb. Recommended 100%. Hopefully this director do so pleasantly surprising. Expand
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Jcrank42210Mar 30, 2011
Sucker Punch had fast pace action, good Plot, but at times was very confusing. The film was very emotional when it didn't need to be. Emily browning was pretty good in this film. Sucker was action packed but also very sad and dramatic.
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AydenJayyMar 30, 2011
This movie is quite a beautiful spectacle. Now sure, at most parts it seems to be target young men, but however there is just so much more under everything. The music especially made this movie perfect and the visuals are breath taking. JustThis movie is quite a beautiful spectacle. Now sure, at most parts it seems to be target young men, but however there is just so much more under everything. The music especially made this movie perfect and the visuals are breath taking. Just let yourself fall into the movie. Pay attention and understand what is really going on, or at least pay attention to Snyder's movie that is far from a regurgitated Hollywood movie. Not a remake, sequel, or a reboot. A true genuine original work. Expand
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bottledgenieApr 1, 2011
This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. If you know what you're going to get, then you'll be happy. If you go in expecting The Bicycle Thieves, expect to be left wanting. The film is incredibly visually engaging, and the soundtrack goes well with the scenes.

The fantasy sequences do get a bit repetitive at first, but your expectations are soon subverted. The storyline seems a bit weak, even if you take the time to understand it. But I'll still give it a 7 because I really enjoyed the movie, all told.
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ChadSpaceyApr 8, 2011
I was amused by the first 3/4s of this movie. I'm a fan of ultra violence so chicks kicking ass got into this movie. I found myself wondering if anyone will understand this movie because I was barely following it. The main fantasy fightI was amused by the first 3/4s of this movie. I'm a fan of ultra violence so chicks kicking ass got into this movie. I found myself wondering if anyone will understand this movie because I was barely following it. The main fantasy fight scenes were pretty epic and the music was amazing. I wanted one last over the top fight but in the end I felt like I was the one who got the Sucker Punch. Expand
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ToastyApr 6, 2011
First off, I love all the negative reviews of this movie. Critics (the public) are so quick to judge. This movie did what it promised. A trip through a dark reality depicted with a good taste of original style. Snyder knows how to create aFirst off, I love all the negative reviews of this movie. Critics (the public) are so quick to judge. This movie did what it promised. A trip through a dark reality depicted with a good taste of original style. Snyder knows how to create a powerful opening scene. The man uses slow motion. So what? he does it well. As for the acting? It was appropriate. It didn't need Oscar performances. And for the soundtrack? Very fitting, and very well chosen. This movie was not hard to grasp. I pity those who were confused. And if you're asking yourself "where were the characters?" They were stuck in between the realms of the different realities. Funny, that's where he wanted the audience to be. If you didn't become engaged with this movie then go back home and watch the Social Network... Expand
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dnaxmeisterApr 19, 2011
Sucker Punch is the perfect geek fantasy, action packed blockbuster made so far. its visual effects puts itself on a whole other level, and the music just fits in perfectly. the only thing that brings itself down is the storyline, itsSucker Punch is the perfect geek fantasy, action packed blockbuster made so far. its visual effects puts itself on a whole other level, and the music just fits in perfectly. the only thing that brings itself down is the storyline, its confusing and the story unfold as if it were a scab being ripped off. but the thing that sets itself apart from the good movies and the bad ones is the ending. Zack Snyder gave off strong emotions at its jaw dropping end to show the good in humanity. Expand
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Baggins_ozApr 19, 2011
I liked this film. I'm not sure that I understood it, but I did _like_ it. I walked out of the cinema satisfied that I had just watched a movie that entertained and has left me pondering various elements for the last day or so. I willI liked this film. I'm not sure that I understood it, but I did _like_ it. I walked out of the cinema satisfied that I had just watched a movie that entertained and has left me pondering various elements for the last day or so. I will definitely watch it again to see if I can make more sense of it.

Unlike so much of what Hollywood is producing lately this was different. The storyline, the style, the action sequences, the anachronistic elements of the plot...it was all obviously and deliberately chosen to push boundaries and buttons. Which boundaries and which buttons appears to depend on what you bring with you...those who want to see misogyny will see it, those who want to see simple video-game action will see it, those who want to see nonsensical plot will see it. Those who go in with an open mind will probably come away with something more. I can see where the critics have traction - the plot is convoluted, the costumes are sexy, the action sequences seem to be video game inspired, there are sexist/misogynistic elements.

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There is more. There are so many layers and explanations for those layers and many and varied. Are the imaginings of Babydoll actually happening? Are her 'team' various parts of her psyche? Is the whole thing her lobotmised "reality"? My friends and I love action movies, but of late they have become so predictable or over-the-top that we often pass comments and have little discussions during the film...not this one. We were all glued to it, straining to analyse and understand, and thoroughly entertained.



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lyzaardApr 27, 2011
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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ZodiacprinceMay 12, 2011
You wouldn't stop eating your favorite candy just because a critic said it wasn't as good as their preferred candy, would you!? Sucker Punch is a very fun movie, with great visuals, a stunning cast, and amazing music! It's easily the bestYou wouldn't stop eating your favorite candy just because a critic said it wasn't as good as their preferred candy, would you!? Sucker Punch is a very fun movie, with great visuals, a stunning cast, and amazing music! It's easily the best movie I've seen all year, Paul being the second best, and Battle LA the third. The only downfall is that it can be a bit confusing or hard to follow. If you liked Kill Bill, you'll love Sucker Punch, and if the promos turned you away, you'll be surprised to find how different it is! I strongly recommend this movie to any/everyone! Expand
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hobbes2011Aug 21, 2011
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 createdI 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
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worleyjamersDec 7, 2012
Surprisingly awesome! I originally had no desire to see this film, but I'm glad I did. Stunning action sequences, beautiful cinematography, perfect soundtrack....Sucker Punch is the most fun I have had at the theater in a while.

I loved
Surprisingly awesome! I originally had no desire to see this film, but I'm glad I did. Stunning action sequences, beautiful cinematography, perfect soundtrack....Sucker Punch is the most fun I have had at the theater in a while.

I loved the concept. The reality vs. action scenes were unique and kept me interested the whole time. The cinematography was absolutely stunning; it's definitely one of the best things about the film. The action/fighting scenes were unbelievable! The first major action sequence is as thrilling as the average movie climax. Just when you think the action can't get any more intense, the next scene arrives and delivers again. The thing I liked about the action was that none of the scenes were alike. So many films contain battle sequences that are basically identical, but Sucker Punch contains multiple scenes, all intense for different reasons.

Overall, the acting is only okay, as I expected, but there were a few performances that really surprised me. Jena Malone gives a great great performance as Rocket. She steals every scene she's in...too bad she had very little substance to work with. Abbie Cornish also gives a good performance. In the beginning I wasn't impressed, but towards the second half of the film she really delivers. Oscar Isaac though gives the best performance as the villain, Blue.

I completely disagree with the critics on this one, I'm not quite sure what they were looking for when they were watching this. This film is receiving a lot of criticism that it doesn't deserve. Personally, I found the film to be intriguing, intense, and completely original. I loved it! Check this film out, I recommend it to everyone.
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didsarahsaythatFeb 14, 2013
There's a lot of negative reviews for this film claiming that there is little emotional depth, but from where I stand and as I understand it, this film is brilliant. It speaks to me on an emotional level that no film has done before. MaybeThere's a lot of negative reviews for this film claiming that there is little emotional depth, but from where I stand and as I understand it, this film is brilliant. It speaks to me on an emotional level that no film has done before. Maybe it's because I've experienced what happens in this film. I don't know. But it's beautiful. Expand
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marcreAug 27, 2013
I love this movie. It is my favourite. There are too much haters who don't understand the plot, especially "professional" critics. How can this movie just having a 3.3?
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chem64Jan 23, 2014
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 tryingFirst 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
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NaTenBoxOct 18, 2014
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 coverIt 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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Eloco-RinnJan 23, 2017
Is not a movie for everyone, this is a fantasy film that reflects the suffering of a girl who feels abused mentally and fight inside to get out of her suffering ... From the references to the fight against trauma in Psychology and how theIs not a movie for everyone, this is a fantasy film that reflects the suffering of a girl who feels abused mentally and fight inside to get out of her suffering ... From the references to the fight against trauma in Psychology and how the real world connects with fantasy create one of the best movies of all time by a misunderstood genius, Zack Snyder Expand
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zhoaJul 15, 2015
This is one of my favorite films what can I say? However it has it's flaws (like many other films) but a really enjoyable film to watch.

The soundtrack is ACE! and just the whole mood of the film is on point!
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MyEyesHurtSep 25, 2015
Very good movie, good fun escapism, the dream/dance sequences are well put together, exceptional sound track ( worth purchasing) Its not about real life You will be entertained
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JKelzNov 28, 2015
Great movie. Probably before its time. It came out in an error were comic book movies were not expected to be intellectual. So many movie goers did not expect to have to think. Metaphors galore in the mind of a insane young girl that willGreat movie. Probably before its time. It came out in an error were comic book movies were not expected to be intellectual. So many movie goers did not expect to have to think. Metaphors galore in the mind of a insane young girl that will be intellectually stimulating and visually amazing. Expand
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EpicLadySpongeMay 18, 2016
Sucker Punch decides to miss the punch and Zack Snyder is the reason why the user score is at a positive standing. Please don't listen to those people, they love to defend every Zack Snyder film.
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TheAverageGamerMar 28, 2011
Perfect guy movie. Hot girls, hot action, and it kept me interested throughout the whole movie. The concept of the insane asylum, created a really good environment to be immersed in. I would say the movie is directed more to the malePerfect guy movie. Hot girls, hot action, and it kept me interested throughout the whole movie. The concept of the insane asylum, created a really good environment to be immersed in. I would say the movie is directed more to the male audience, but females will still enjoy this film. If you want the action from 300, from the mind twist/confusion from Inception, and mix it in with hot girls, than you will enjoy this movie. Expand
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grandpajoe6191Sep 18, 2011
As director Zack Snyder's movie career progresses, I could see the aggrandizing hole between his powerful eye candy visuals and sparse story. "Sucker Punch" is his prime example. I'm not saying its bad, but if he continues on like this, itsAs director Zack Snyder's movie career progresses, I could see the aggrandizing hole between his powerful eye candy visuals and sparse story. "Sucker Punch" is his prime example. I'm not saying its bad, but if he continues on like this, its gonna get worse. Expand
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metamorphosisDec 17, 2011
Question: Is Zack Snyder's "Sucker Punch"
(a) An exploitative epic in which young, submissive women are unable to kill a man but are able to erotically dance for his pleasure?
(b) A feministic call-to-arms exploring the virtues of erotic
Question: Is Zack Snyder's "Sucker Punch"
(a) An exploitative epic in which young, submissive women are unable to kill a man but are able to erotically dance for his pleasure?
(b) A feministic call-to-arms exploring the virtues of erotic capital in a world where all men are evil except the old ones with no sex drive who drive buses?
(c) A comic-book nerd-fantasy of dragons, undead soldiers and hot girls in tight skirts?
(d) A video game in which the audience is played like chumps for cash?
(e) A dreadful overuse of budget, showing that something can be amazingly pretty but still completely boring?

That's right. The answer is (f) A complete pile of steaming dog turd.
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AdamRMay 26, 2011
Impressive and intriguing. The action sequences are over the top, tongue in cheek refuges in audacity, gleefully playing on the most fundamental sense of awesome in an over-the-top manner. But largely, the meat of this film is a veryImpressive and intriguing. The action sequences are over the top, tongue in cheek refuges in audacity, gleefully playing on the most fundamental sense of awesome in an over-the-top manner. But largely, the meat of this film is a very self-aware critique of the very sort of movie it portrays, forcing an aware viewer to reconsider his perspective on the sexualized action flick. This movie, if you pay attention, should force you to question the basest desires of your taste without resorting to a heavy handed dismissal. Remember, when the action sequences start, WE, the audience, are those deplorable characters looking for a cheap thrill before we consider the personal story that Sweet Pea alludes to. We need to reconsider what this story is really about, and undermine our self-centeredness. You're not going to like this movie unless your willing to accept that sucker punch. Then again, if you don't see it coming, you probably should have. Expand
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yogibbearApr 7, 2011
Great movie. REALLY hard to write a review for it without spoiling everything. But anyway... do NOT be fooled. This is a serious movie and a thinking movie despite its first appearances. Yes the visual are awesome, the soundtrack is awesome,Great movie. REALLY hard to write a review for it without spoiling everything. But anyway... do NOT be fooled. This is a serious movie and a thinking movie despite its first appearances. Yes the visual are awesome, the soundtrack is awesome, the hot girls are awesome, the steam-powered zombie nazis are awesome, the samurai warrior opening fight scene is awesome. The most important part about this film is it ends with something that you will want to talk about, argue about and discuss as it's actually quite a smart film that plays off both the reality of sexual abuse in 1950's mental asylums and what the mind can do to deal with such situations. However saying ANY MORE will reduce your enjoyment of this movie. Just don't go in expecting 300 with chicks. This has more in common with an episode off the Twilight Zone than 300 (aside's from Snyder's son) and because of this I thoroughly enjoyed it. However I'm very interested in what was left out and will be picking up the Director's Cut DVD (R-rated) release as soon as it comes out to clarify the 2 distinct endings that I am left contemplating. Expand
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FlixtruthApr 8, 2011
Pure Fantasy, dark subject matter, great parts strung together forming a huge pile if you know what I mean! This director is fantastic though and he is learning what works on us and what doesn't, Im sure his next one will be a hit, I loved his 300.
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NinaBeeMar 27, 2011
This film represents the new storytelling genre that most critics cannot seem to embrace, they just do not get it. Go see this movie it is an action packed thrill ride with a heart of gold. It is a bit uneven in a few places but the CGI andThis film represents the new storytelling genre that most critics cannot seem to embrace, they just do not get it. Go see this movie it is an action packed thrill ride with a heart of gold. It is a bit uneven in a few places but the CGI and the acting are well worth the slight hiccups. This is virtually the best written, acted and tech'd out film I have seen in 2011. I believe this is the "chick-flick" genre of the future. The Rom-Com is dead long live Baby-Doll, Sweet-Pea, Rocket and the rest! Expand
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solitas777Apr 2, 2011
Great visuals, weird but fun industrial music, and serviceable acting. The story is strange and will not resonate with most of its viewers but its a work of art, so if you can enjoy it as visual and auditory feast you will be able to enjoyGreat visuals, weird but fun industrial music, and serviceable acting. The story is strange and will not resonate with most of its viewers but its a work of art, so if you can enjoy it as visual and auditory feast you will be able to enjoy it for what it is. Expand
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duncanwalkerApr 4, 2011
I very rarely write reviews as I see films as pure entertainment and what entertains one person may not always entertain another. But I had an urge to support this film by giving it a positive score, as I think it deserves it, even if it'sI very rarely write reviews as I see films as pure entertainment and what entertains one person may not always entertain another. But I had an urge to support this film by giving it a positive score, as I think it deserves it, even if it's seen as a meaningless piece of entertainment.

I think a lot of people have missed the plot in more than one way. I think there are layers of symbolism that the critics have totally missed or do not understand and therefore simply see it as a rambling sequence of one action packed, effects showcase after another. The whole concept is an escape from reality, therefore to try and pigeon hole it in to some kind of reality, so it makes sense to you as a critic is simply going against the flow of the film and just not accepting it for what it is.

Loved it and always will, it goes down in my list of all time favourites.
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lifeinrewindJun 29, 2011
For anyone at all familiar with Zack Snyder's "Sucker Punch", I'm going to say something very obvious: This is not a film in the traditional sense. It is a visual feast, an exercise in directorial self-indulgence, a self-important tale ofFor anyone at all familiar with Zack Snyder's "Sucker Punch", I'm going to say something very obvious: This is not a film in the traditional sense. It is a visual feast, an exercise in directorial self-indulgence, a self-important tale of excess violence, sexuality, and intensity. Much has been said of the obvious flaws in "Sucker Punch." However, in spite of all of that, it remains imaginative, original, and deserves to be seen and discussed.

I absolutely believe that this is the sort of film that requires the viewer to go in with a realistic expectation of what you will experience. Not in terms of knowing the plot or details of the story, but understanding that they are not going to see a typical film, with a typical story arc and typical characters. The story has shades of "Pan's Labyrinth" and the style blends Snyder's previous films "300", "Dawn of the Dead" and "Watchmen" with Anime and many popular adventure video games. The action is elaborate and often stunning, but exists mainly as an excuse to use every flashy directing trick in the post-Matrix book. This idea could have gotten old very fast but having a different style of combat each time we descended into Baby Doll's imagination kept things fresh enough to not lose momentum. The soundtrack is made up of remixed well-known tunes (including Queen, the Beatles, and Jefferson Airplane) and a pounding score that honestly does a lot towards keeping things interesting and pouring as much intensity and atmosphere into the scene as possible. The actual story to "Sucker Punch" may seem like little more than a device to get us to each action piece, but there is more substance to this film than the vast majority of critics have been willing to admit. I will not claim the acting to be anything more than it is: serviceable. Other than two of the main characters, little back story is provided and the other characters are there merely to provide other eye candy or in the mens case, be evil and give us a reason to care about the fate of "baby doll", the bombshell cover girl. But I have read many reviews that paint the story as an "incoherent plot" and a "jumbled mess." This is one of those times where I wonder if I watched a different film, or if the large majority of the viewing public lacks the basic intellect or attention span to "get" any film that doesn't follow traditional narrative structure. I don't say this to be arrogant or rude, I really don't. But I do have to say it because once again a film with complaints such as these thrown out from all directions ended up being quite easy to follow. The plot was certainly coherent and featured an arc that concluded the story and themes presented for the main characters. The device of the main action scenes were clearly in the imagination of the main character to get through traumatic experiences. I realize that following a story from the real world, to an imagination, and then an imagination from there requires some attention be paid, but it is not too much to ask when it is laid out for the viewer. This is why I will defend Sucker Punch from those reviews that claim it is all visual impact, with no emotion or visceral stimulation. The overarching theme may be ridiculous, silly, or incredulous, but that doesn't mean it isn't there. To dismiss all of this as simply violent soft-core porn on the basis on the misogynistic school-girl outfits and dark subject matter is doing a disservice to the creator as well as it's audience.

I may seem over defensive in my praise for the merits of "Sucker Punch", but as I previously stated this is nowhere close to a perfect film. In fact, it's almost impossible to give a rating to because you first must establish what you are rating. Is it my enjoyment of the picture? I certainly enjoyed myself from beginning to end. Should I rate it on a critical scale in terms of how well-made it is? Even to someone that absolutely loathed the story, subject matter, and characters, it would be impossible to deny the craft behind the camera of Zack Snyder. It is a well-produced film with absolutely gorgeous cinematography and many memorable visuals. But the drawbacks are as clear as day. It is over-the-top to an absurd degree. It is overly self-indulgent. It features a lot of mediocre acting. It contains cringe-worthy dialog. It's not surprising that many find the overall theme to be ridiculous. That's not even getting into the supposedly "girl-power" message being undermined by its clear objectifying nature. But "Sucker Punch" is unwilling to limit itself to audience expectations, riding the imagination of its creator and giving us something different and daring. In my opinion, this something we could use more of in today's film landscape. Love it or absolutely detest it, but don't dismiss "Sucker Punch" as just a mindless action flick. It at least gives a valiant attempt to do more. 7.5/10
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usbsnowcrashMar 27, 2011
I am unsure what people were expecting going into this movie. About an hour before I went to see Sucker Punch I watched the preview which was my first introduction to the movie. Sucker Punch delivered everything it promised in the preview,I am unsure what people were expecting going into this movie. About an hour before I went to see Sucker Punch I watched the preview which was my first introduction to the movie. Sucker Punch delivered everything it promised in the preview, lots of stylish action catered to a fan-boy's sensibilities. I especially enjoyed the soundtrack which fit with the movie really well. Certainly not a masterpiece of writing or acting but it was pure fun to watch. My biggest complaint would be that we didn't get enough character development considering it was an ensemble cast. Expand
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x0laniJul 4, 2011
Absolutely gorgeous and stunning visuals with a mind-numbingly implausible plot and pathetic acting. There's a clever little twist at the end, but it comes off contrived and doesn't come close to absolving the rest of the movie.
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PierJun 24, 2011
An over the top stylish nonsense. Zero substance but plenty of post production tricks. Music, actors, and pretty much everything else feels like an excuse for producing all those visual experiments.
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kotayAug 19, 2011
quite possibly the worst movie i have ever seen, completely void of plot and tries to be "deep" but fails so hard. Couple of hot women in there though.
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tstpeterApr 10, 2011
Imagery and visuals were very well down but found myself bored about 2/3 through the film. The storyline was also hard to follow at times and found my self confused when exiting the theatre. Overall a good movie to go see on a rainy day. PSImagery and visuals were very well down but found myself bored about 2/3 through the film. The storyline was also hard to follow at times and found my self confused when exiting the theatre. Overall a good movie to go see on a rainy day. PS Saw it in IMax and its why I gave it a 7 instead of a 6. Expand
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TheGrubbMar 31, 2011
Wow, I'm really surprised how low of a score this movie is getting from conventional critics... "Oh No! A movie with lots of action and special effects!? How low-brow!"

You know what, this movie wasn't made to win picture of the year. It's
Wow, I'm really surprised how low of a score this movie is getting from conventional critics... "Oh No! A movie with lots of action and special effects!? How low-brow!"

You know what, this movie wasn't made to win picture of the year. It's an action movie. And it's a really fun action movie at that. It's got a pretty good storyline, loads of fun action, and hot girls jumping around, killin' folks with guns, swords and knee-high boots. But it's more than just that.

This movie is action movie fun in it's purist form. Forget your worries from all the negative reviews, and just go see. You'll be glad you did.
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LeewayJul 6, 2011
Whats with all the bashing and negative reviews? It seems like nowadays that the critics are acting up like whiny, sarcastic and unsatisfied customers with a thin trace of patience. Seriously, this movie was **** awesome! Well...Ok, I canWhats with all the bashing and negative reviews? It seems like nowadays that the critics are acting up like whiny, sarcastic and unsatisfied customers with a thin trace of patience. Seriously, this movie was **** awesome! Well...Ok, I can agree that this film isn't that great but its sure one hell of a good punch. A punch so strong, it'll knock the senses out of you. Anyways, here is my review:
The Storyline:
Basically, it's about a girl trying to escape a hospital for the mentally insane (Why females only? I'm guessing this hospital is for girls that are "crazy?"-and-in-their-early-twenties-with-a-hot-body...hm?) and so she's trying to get other girls to do the same and all they need is a couple of items and they are all set...it sounds easy but it isn't so easy after all.
So what does this have to deal with Nazi zombies, fire-breathing dragons, robots, huge-ass samurai warriors, etc? Well, whenever Babydoll (Emily Browning, the girl I was talking about) closes her eyes she imagines an alternative universe that has the same goals and objectives but in different situation. Zack Snyder wants us to see some sort of similarities between the two worlds (reality and fantasy) so what ever is happening in the fantasy world is happening in the real world, mostly involving the characters. Characters are: Sweet Pea (Abbie Cornish), Rocket (Jena Malone), Amber (Jamie Chung) and Blondie (Vanessa Hudgens). Let us not forget about Madame Gorski, "love your accent by the way" who is played by Carla Gugino. Mr. Blue (Oscar Isaac), who isn't a bad character but when he's acting like a **** he becomes a **** and you'll hate him after what he did. The story is (to me) well told and there are moments in which you just gasp in awe and in shock. Female Empowerment:
The girls are just trying to play as what the guys in the film are seeing them as, sexy-ass sluts. But I think Zack Snyder is trying to tell us that females can be viewed as sex objects because a lot of people see them that way (reason why they wear tight, barely naked outfits in the real world and also in the fantasy world) but the females just don't see themselves that way and so the fantasy world helps us to see that they are just a band of females trying to survive so they'll do anything to survive. Nuff said. BTW: "Don't mess with these chicks, they'll kill you." Visuals:
Impressive and well worth my time especially the fantasy world, when the 5 of them are trying to complete each dangerously-crazy missions.
Characters:
The guys are punks and even though (sometimes) Babydoll looks like she's about to die, she has a moments of "lets beat the crap out of them." The girls are dimensional and very serviceable; they laugh, cry, yell and scream (Good one Abbie) so nothing outstanding but...serviceable. Overall,
Didn't want to talk too much because it's just a film but the critics hit it hard and I didn't think it was fair for Zack Snyder or for any new directors that make up their own ideas to be assaulted with bad reviews (come on "4 zero stars."). Anyways, I think Zack Snyder stepped up a notch from his other movies like taking flight with the owls or seeing tight-thong warriors in a bloody battle. This one was just...it blew my mind. I give him credit and just for you guys to know, it ends with a happy but unusual note. I know that Zack Snyder likes to darken his movies and this one was pretty much unnerving (sometimes even depressing). An 8.5
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deathmetal6546Jun 30, 2011
for all those who didn't get a very good grade in English! do you know what symbolism is. s-y-m-b-o-l-i-s-m this movie is a very rare one that uses a lot of hidden meanings instead of appeasing the retarded audience who wants it written outfor all those who didn't get a very good grade in English! do you know what symbolism is. s-y-m-b-o-l-i-s-m this movie is a very rare one that uses a lot of hidden meanings instead of appeasing the retarded audience who wants it written out clearly. so if you didn't see the symbolic nature of this movie then don't write a review based on the fact you wanted another dumb down experience. i personal thought it was a mind **** Expand
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avj37Jul 5, 2011
After being to the movies and watching this. Am I satisfied with what I saw? Hell Yah!

Sucker Punch will literally punch you in the stomach. The action sequences are excellent. You never take your eye off the screen even for a second. I
After being to the movies and watching this. Am I satisfied with what I saw? Hell Yah!

Sucker Punch will literally punch you in the stomach. The action sequences are excellent. You never take your eye off the screen even for a second.

I think that it has a great cast, great script and great plot/story. Even if critics said that this has awful script and story. But in my opinion I really loved the story. I just loved it for what it really is, an action packed movie with girls in it, what more can I say?? It is basically a modern day Alice in Wonderland!

Watch it! period! and see for yourself
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Kallins3122Jun 20, 2011
The trailer was more exiting than the movie. My expectations was high on this movie (since it's from the guy who made ''300'' and ''Watchmen'') but I wasn't able to find any enjoyment by viewing this movie. Good Points: Special Effects,The trailer was more exiting than the movie. My expectations was high on this movie (since it's from the guy who made ''300'' and ''Watchmen'') but I wasn't able to find any enjoyment by viewing this movie. Good Points: Special Effects, Chicks with guns. Negative Points: Poor story, lack of contents. Expand
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hawleygJul 1, 2011
This is a cult classic in the making. I saw this movie on DVD so I had already seen the terrible reviews and knew how awful it was supposed to be. I think I was hoping for a sort of Plan 9 From Outer Space with real special effects. I wasThis is a cult classic in the making. I saw this movie on DVD so I had already seen the terrible reviews and knew how awful it was supposed to be. I think I was hoping for a sort of Plan 9 From Outer Space with real special effects. I was surprised by how much I liked the film. While I can see why people say the movie is misogynistic, I don't think it is at all, or rather it is only superficially so. Yes, the girls in it are victimized, yes the costuming is straight from Victoria's Secret, but if you look behind that, at what the film says about the characters you see something very different. Baby Doll (a supremely ironic name for someone as tough as she) is in a terrible situation. She is locked away in an asylum with a timetable for lobotomy, most people would curl up into a mewling, whining ball n her place (I know I would;. Baby Doll does, not, almost before the key turns in the lock behind her she is plotting escape. From the opening seconds she is overmatched and outgunned. Yet, throughout, in her fantasy world and more importantly in real life she never gives up, ultimately engaging in an act of self-sacrifice. She wears a skimpy skirt, that's the outside, inside she is consistently brave, loyal, resourceful and resilieant. At the beginning of the film she has an opportunity to kill her hated stepfather. She doesn't take it, an act that hints at the real strength of her character. This is not a movie by a man who hates women, but by a man who loves and admires women in a man's sort of way.

If this film were made without dragons, or zombies or robots, if the reality scenes were expanded to fill it, it would be an arts movie and the critics would have LOVED it. But, the literal monsters share the screen with the human monsters. I think that because this is a movie that has a lot more to it then first meets the eye, because of it's strong female characters, because of the monsters, and yes because of the costumes, this movie will be around long after most arts films are forgotten.
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Hiei987Jul 3, 2011
A complex and fantastic story, but the movie is gaining a lot of negative acclaim for same reason anime does in the US. People would rather dismiss it as a failure rather than take time to understand it or simply bash the flimpy outfits andA complex and fantastic story, but the movie is gaining a lot of negative acclaim for same reason anime does in the US. People would rather dismiss it as a failure rather than take time to understand it or simply bash the flimpy outfits and fightings scenes. All in all this is an excellent and unique movie which is currently very underrated. Expand
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BoomBoomJul 3, 2011
So , i seen all the negative responses, and i actually registered JUST for the sake of giving my 2 cents. I havent even read them all, but i seen enough. Does originality mean nothing to anyone anymore? I didnt look, but ill go out on a limbSo , i seen all the negative responses, and i actually registered JUST for the sake of giving my 2 cents. I havent even read them all, but i seen enough. Does originality mean nothing to anyone anymore? I didnt look, but ill go out on a limb and say Scott pilgrim vs. the world got some of the same bad reviews. I for one loved Sucker Punch, i start watching it being like " whats goin on?" then BAM! "oh i see". Cant be close minded to watch this sorta thing, you see a dragon in the previews on tv, and think to yourself "Really? , dragons? " chances are , you shouldnt watch it. Im sick of seeing the real crap *cough* Black Swan *cough* get all these rave reviews and the good, original, though provokeing stuff get tossed by the wayside. And the LADIES! i mean cmon how cute is the main chick? answer: VERY. Cute and kick a$$. so bottom line im going to go against all you nay sayers and say i loved it... Expand
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thespaceerJul 21, 2011
Let me start this off by saying that I don't usually write reviews, and I usually ignore critics because they need to conform to the mass media.

On that note, Sucker Punch is a great movie, was well put together if you can at least partially
Let me start this off by saying that I don't usually write reviews, and I usually ignore critics because they need to conform to the mass media.

On that note, Sucker Punch is a great movie, was well put together if you can at least partially use your imagination, and sort of made a small mystery within itself. If your seeing a lot of negative reviews, it's because of Inception. Inception came out first, and their practically the same movie, using your imagination a bit, of course.
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jtb1137Aug 7, 2011
Please just stay away from this one. Awful movie. Almost a nonexistent story line, unlikable characters (minus the fact that they are fairly attractive), and garbage covers that pass as this movie's sound track. I usually disagree withPlease just stay away from this one. Awful movie. Almost a nonexistent story line, unlikable characters (minus the fact that they are fairly attractive), and garbage covers that pass as this movie's sound track. I usually disagree with critics but not this time. Zach Snyder has let his recent popularity get to his head. Im all for the "leave your brain at the door" movie, but this just kind of sucked. I just did not enjoy this movie one bit. Expand
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JmgAug 14, 2011
The film was very boring and honestly wanted to leave after 10 minutes and if I was alone I would have done so. Very boring film.
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dannaaMar 28, 2011
The layering was brilliant, the soundtrack not just rocked it out but ADDED to the movie (so many don't these days) and I haven't stopped taking it apart, turning everything around, and putting it back together since I saw it. Loved this movie.
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daveaftershokApr 2, 2011
I'd usually give this a 8 or 9, but giving it 10 because of the negative reviews. I don't normally trust critics and again i was prooved right. I guess it is a film your either going to love or hate - for me I loved it.. a huge amount of funI'd usually give this a 8 or 9, but giving it 10 because of the negative reviews. I don't normally trust critics and again i was prooved right. I guess it is a film your either going to love or hate - for me I loved it.. a huge amount of fun throughout, great action, awesome music and a really entertaining watch. I would suggest ignoring the critics for this one! Expand
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coyotezeeApr 2, 2011
This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. It is interesting that as of April 2nd, the user reviews have about 3 times as many favorable as unfavorable reviews, while the critics numbers are just the reverse. Seems the reviewers are out of touch or perhaps they have had their sensibilities dulled by watching too many bad movies until they can't recognize a gem in the rough when they see it. Because so many people, particularly critics, seem clueless about what this film is trying to say, let me spell it out. I'll stop short of spoiling the ending, but I'll lay out a good deal of plot along the way. I recommend those who have not seen the film yet to stop reading reviews and just see it and judge for yourself.

The movie states its message in the opening few shots. You can watch the first six minutes at this link (http://www.metacafe.com/watch/6185190/exclusive_six_minutes_of_sucker_punch/) and hear the details. It is a poetic description of the power and role of guardian angels, which are just mythological embodiments of our innermost selves. "Everyone has an angel, a guardian who watches over us. We can't know what form they'll take: One day old man. Next day, little girl. But don't let appearances fool you. They can be as fierce as any dragon. Yet they're not here to fight our battles, but to whisper from our heart, reminding us it is us, it's everyone of us who holds the power over the worlds we create."

Simple and direct. As we are being told this, the we see images that show a young woman lose her mother and then be set upon by her step-father. She tries to defend her young sister from his advances, but accidently kills her. He talks to the police and takes her to a nearby asylum for the criminally insane and while she is being processed, she overhears an orderly telling her step-father that he's arranged a doctor to give her a lobotomy in five days in exchange for $2,000.

We also learn that the main therapist, Dr. Gorski, uses drama to help the girls there to gain some level of control by playing music and having them act out what they are feeling. There are shots of the young woman working and looking for a way out. Then we see her on a couch in the doctor's office, being told she is in control of the worlds she creates in her mind.

Suddenly, we see her about to receive the lobotomy, but then the scene shifts and we are watching a dramatization of a lobotomy on stage. Baby Doll, as she is called, is in a different place with the same people, a high class brothel and night club run by the orderly. The girls are his prostitutes being held there against their will. She is told she must learn a dance to please the customers. The doctor, now a dance instructor and madam, tells her, "Your fight for survival starts right now. .... You have all the weapons you need. Now fight." Baby Doll next finds herself at a Zen temple with a wise man who actually gives her weapons and tells her the same thing. After defeating 3 monstrous warriors, she demonstrates she is ready to fight. (This sequence is awesome and powerful.)

Many people seem to think this is a fantasy she creates to cope with her situation, but it becomes clear at the end that the events we see in this alternate reality have corresponding events taking place in the asylum. She is working on her plan to escape.

She gets four other women to agree to help her get the things they will use to escape while she, Baby Doll, dances to distract the men. It doesn't take Freud to understand that "dancing" is a euphemism for sex or some other sexual distraction. Each time she "dances," the movie shows a fight scene of high fantasy where the five are fighting inhuman soldiers, dragons, and robots. They are fighting for their survival and the action dramatizes what is at stake if they fail. Some see this only as titillation for fanboy masturbation, but they are using their sexuality against their oppressors, so it stands to reason that they embody what the men fantasize about.

I won't say more, but this should give you enough to see past all the bull that critics are slinging at this film and allow it to be judged on its own merits. I think it is an attempt at contemporary mythology, using imagery from video games and the bad old days of the 1950s when women were seen only as housewives and whores. That they can fight against this system and gain a victory of sorts ought to be uplifting and empowering. The movie repeats its message at the end, that each of us holds the power to change our situations, provided we are willing to fight.
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drmMar 26, 2011
Sucker Punch was not a terrible film, but it really wasn't great either. It is very pretty to look at. It's packed full of attractive ladies, and weapons, monsters, all done in Legendary's awesome artistic styling. The plot, however,Sucker Punch was not a terrible film, but it really wasn't great either. It is very pretty to look at. It's packed full of attractive ladies, and weapons, monsters, all done in Legendary's awesome artistic styling. The plot, however, feels like a video game, punctuated with every chick revenge film cliche in the book. Jena Malone, Scott Glenn, and Jon Hamm were certainly fun in this. I had incredibly low expectations for this film. I just wanted to see women with huge racks hurting people with swords and guns. On that level, it totally delivered, but it's hardly a cinematic masterpiece. Expand
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asthobaskoroJun 3, 2011
Opening music? Cool. First Baby Doll fight in imagination featuring rock music? Excellent. The rest? Rubbish. We need the real you, Zack Snyder! Your two latest movie are sucks, really I'm your fan.
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XxKingLeonidasMar 30, 2011
When I walked out of the theater after seeing Sucker Punch I felt something I have never felt after watching any movie before, to watch it again! It kept me sucked in the length of the film and I was upset when it ended(both times I've seenWhen I walked out of the theater after seeing Sucker Punch I felt something I have never felt after watching any movie before, to watch it again! It kept me sucked in the length of the film and I was upset when it ended(both times I've seen it). Zach Snyder's dark, stylized worlds seem to never get old. The characters where all likable and the plot was great and had some twists as well. In what other movie can you get just about everything awesome, all smashed into one movie? None. How anyone can dislike this movie is beyond me. Expand
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AlexArvin21Apr 10, 2011
This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. why? is the question i ask myself when i read all of the negative reviews on this film. sure it is not the greatest movie ever made, but it is not deserving of two out of five stars. the story is one you have to think and follow, which is probably why most people got mad : because they just wanted to go see a movie with hot babes and action, they didn't want to think. The story tells a great tale of self sacrifice for the greater good, and it does so by adding intense fight scenes and and a great musical score, the direction was great. Absolutely loved it, Snider finally found his titanic. Expand
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mcg182Mar 27, 2011
Lack of an R rating (violence and provocativeness don't go well with PG-13), complete anachronisms, illogicality, incoherent toning, irrational characters (with so little development that its message is utterly lost), a microscopically thinLack of an R rating (violence and provocativeness don't go well with PG-13), complete anachronisms, illogicality, incoherent toning, irrational characters (with so little development that its message is utterly lost), a microscopically thin and yet somehow confusing plot, sad attempts at profundity (due to lack of any character development other than the main character), stupid attempts at transcribing 60s, 80s, and 90s pop culture into a dark and gothic setting in a film set in the mid-50s (not to mention industrial rock as music that the characters listen to and dance to, when distortion guitar was considered a new invention at the time) and lame and ultimately unengaging writing make the film diminish in value greatly, but what holds it up are three things: visual effects, above-average acting from the actresses, and a good soundtrack. The film's fight sequences don't hold up with the main story most times, and neither does the soundtrack a couple of times, but I didn't care one bit. I'm saw the Rotten Tomatoes score and set my standards low for watching this, and I enjoyed the film for what it was: hot chicks jumping around fighting in skimpy clothing, explosions, dragons, gunfights, sword fights, and blimps exploding. Some of the actors are good, like Emily Browning, Jamie Cheung, Abbie Cornish, and the guy who plays the stepfather, but some are pretty campy, like Vanessa Hudgens (as Blondie, a brunette whose name is Blondie), and Oscar Issacs. One stands out as the worst, which is Carla Gugino as Dr. Gorski, who's supposed to be playing a Polish doctor, but her accent waivers from Germany (Ja?) (or to gamers, probably Wakkan, ja?) to Russian (aCCcentuate the "CCCCCC" sound with plenty of phlegm) instead. And the dialogue is so stock and so lame that it makes Tommy Wisseau look like Charlie Kaufman. The action scenes, while extremely well done, come out of nowhere, even inside an already existing fantasy (she imagines sword fighting and gun fighting while on a stage at a brothel dancing while on a stage in the mental institution dancing [and no, that's not a typo]), and lack any logic to the point of total anachronism (helicopters in medieval times, samurais with huge guns in feudal Japan, and zombies in Nazi-Germany, girls in the 50s imagining using 21st century M-16s, MP-5s, and high tech mechas with a jet pack and an internal computer-powered aiming system during WWII, and trying to destroy high-tech bombs on a 20th century monorail), and most times have little to no attachment to the storyline (what the hell does fighting a dragon have to do with stealing a lighter, or dismantling a bomb have to do with stealing a knife, or even Japanese wise men have to do with go-go dancing?). The characters most times are irrational. For example, Babydoll clearly hears that Blue will forge Dr. Gorski's signature to get her lobotomized. She never takes into consideration telling Dr. Gorski, the only person who can allow lobotomies and is against the procedure, to cancel it and have Blue arrested, nor does Dr. Gorski call the police when Blue shoots two of the patients. Also, the message, suspense, and emotion are lost in translation, because Snyder refused to give anyone else any detailed exposition as much as Babydoll, instead of giving everyone ample exposition so that it can be anyone's story, and have its dramatic twist work. There is no way to soften up or sugar-coat the fact that this movie truly sucks, but it's just simply eye candy. Take it or leave it. Is it one of the greatest? PFFFT-HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA, NO!! Is it one of the best of the year? PFFFT-HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA, NO!! Is it an entertaining movie for those with the mindset of a guy who wants to see hot girls in glorious action sequences and nothing else? Completely. Expand
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DirageMar 30, 2011
AMAZING the only word i could say after this movie it was the greatest hting i have ever seen the story was hard to follow at points but the amazing action sence more then made up for it.
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chippyMar 29, 2011
Sucker Punch, THE best movie of 2011! The way the dreams interlinked with their plans of escaping was great! You have 5 beautiful & kickass characters, taking control of their fate. The message of the movie which was basically only you canSucker Punch, THE best movie of 2011! The way the dreams interlinked with their plans of escaping was great! You have 5 beautiful & kickass characters, taking control of their fate. The message of the movie which was basically only you can control your fate, & you have the weapons, so fight for it, was simple yet the way it's presented was fantastic, each world was well designed. And whoever who thought the plot was 'overly simple', well your brain is the one that's simple, it was intruiging & kept me thinking, even after the movie, I was still mindf***ed! I'm watching it again this weekend, the movie was awesome, it keeps me wanting more. The music was great as well, fitted each scene perfectly, you can't compare it to any movie, its definitely way more complicated then Inception, I have to say. Everyone go see it, it was totally worth my $9. The only thing I didn't quite like was the length, which was too short, it could use some character development, so I could understand each character better, it could have been longer, but still it was fantastic, just a minor flaw, so definitely a 10/10! I LOVED IT, IT WAS AWESOME, it was good to finally see some originality in a movie, even though how everyone thought the concept was simple, no one could have done it better then Zack Snyder, this definitely goes into my list of favourite movies of all time! Most entertaining & intruiging movie this year! Expand
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KelHurMar 31, 2011
If you wanna have some fun in cinema Snyder is your guy! People love it, critics hate it. Great soundtrack featuring Emily Browning(Sweet Dreams, Asleep, Where is my mind)!
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jtron1441Mar 29, 2011
Completely disagree with the critics on this one. I thought it was an incredible movie. Creative, visually stunning, spot-on soundtrack, and impressive amount of heart. With the film industry dominated by sequels, prequels, and remakes itCompletely disagree with the critics on this one. I thought it was an incredible movie. Creative, visually stunning, spot-on soundtrack, and impressive amount of heart. With the film industry dominated by sequels, prequels, and remakes it is awesome that such a creative property got made, and made so well. Critics dismiss this as "Comic-con" fodder which is too easy. I definitely think this movie will be appreciated critically as time goes on. Super pumped for Superman after leaving Sucker Punch! Expand
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ryke916Apr 1, 2011
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 flawI 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
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joandersonApr 9, 2011
Before the movie I had those negative reviews from the critics in the back of my mind, and I found that they weren't accurate at all. Right from the start of the movie to the end, I didn't look around, didn't talk and really tried to engageBefore the movie I had those negative reviews from the critics in the back of my mind, and I found that they weren't accurate at all. Right from the start of the movie to the end, I didn't look around, didn't talk and really tried to engage myself into it, and I came out of the theatres amazed and inspired. I couldn't figure out how some reviews said it was terrible or even sexist. This was one of those movies where you obviously can't just watch it and say "oh that was bad" or "oh that was good", you literally had to put yourself into it or watch it with your heart, may sound stupid but you could feel these powerful mixed emotions of the characters like how babydoll's mother died and she was alone and even more depressed after her sister's death (not a spoiler but from the synopsis) if you payed attention you would probably feel the same way. If your parents died and you accidently killed your siblings in the midst of protecting them then placed in an unpleasant environment and forced to do unpleasant things to survive, how would you feel or what would you choose? To simply die, or to fight for your survival or what's left of it? Sure the actors were hot girls in hot outfits, and dancing around, playing with guns like what many have called "a fantasy for 13 year old boys" but that is an understatement.The girls were part of the main aspects but that shouldn't be the only thing you would to be watching for. They all had struggles and it showed how they chose to fight instead of just giving in and it wasn't just about how they dressed as well as how many people thought it was "pretending to be a feminist fable of empowerment". It showed on screen, and by using the dream to portray how they're able to gain courage from battling all these grotesque creatures and situations they can deal with what's in reality and it may seem even less difficult to do so, how anything is possible and this showed powerful emotions, not just boring,pointless,or even pure violence. Zack Snyder's actors were all female, and they all "chose" to audition for it, if it was sexist and overall a stupid, terrible, and unclear story then he wouldn't have a cast. Also his cast would not have put so much effort in their training for the movie as well as finding their deep inner emotions just so they can portray the pain for their characters.This movie can be confusing to understand at times, but it was a movie where you really had to let it sink in. It's not where if you looked away for a moment then came back to it, you would understand what was going on, you had to watch everything little bit of it. There was so much emotions along with the music, there was no need for too much dialogue, it showed that is if you payed attention and not forcing yourself to stay the whole 2 hours just to finish the movie. Sucker Punch deserves so much more credit, and I really think that these "Critics" should reconsider rewatching it, and this time "actually watching" it, meaning engaging yourself into everything whether it was the music, the dialogue, the expressions, the emotions, the story, the visuals, just everything, whereas you're just watching any average film where you can take washroom breaks, look around or somewhere, then leave. All I can say is this movie was brilliant, not a masterpiece but it was something, and it was not as bad as it "seemed" just because of how some people saw it as "a fantasy world for little boys watching hot girls gunning down zombies and fighting samurais." Expand
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PedalbearApr 10, 2011
This film has a heart of gold,
Concerning five sexy girls we are told,
A 10/10, I'd see it again, 'cause this film has a heart of gold. This film has a heart of gold, Concerning five sexy girls we are told, A 10/10, I'd see it again, 'cause
This film has a heart of gold,
Concerning five sexy girls we are told,
A 10/10, I'd see it again,
'cause this film has a heart of gold.

This film has a heart of gold,
Concerning five sexy girls we are told,
A 10/10, I'd see it again,
'cause this film has a heart of gold.
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GregAApr 11, 2011
Once again, as it seems to be with Metacritic, the user reviews are right, and the 'critics' are wrong. Is this moving super amazing and Oscar worthy? Nope, not by a long shot. Is it original, full of amazing visual effects, epic battles, hotOnce again, as it seems to be with Metacritic, the user reviews are right, and the 'critics' are wrong. Is this moving super amazing and Oscar worthy? Nope, not by a long shot. Is it original, full of amazing visual effects, epic battles, hot girls and amazing guns? Yup. Maybe if the critics stopped typing with the significant others over their shoulders, they could admit how they feel about the woman, the battles, the guns, etc...

People need to stop hating on Zak Snyder for being for original and perhaps....different, and sit back, relax, and enjoy a good movie.
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gotthammerMar 25, 2011
I enjoyed this movie. My friend told him that his friends thought that the movie had no/poor story, so I went it just expecting a 'leave your brain at door' action-fest.
The story is pretty straightforward and simple...I guess some folks just
I enjoyed this movie. My friend told him that his friends thought that the movie had no/poor story, so I went it just expecting a 'leave your brain at door' action-fest.
The story is pretty straightforward and simple...I guess some folks just found the narrative approach confusing (I did hear people leaving the theatre stating that they didn't understand the story or the events). In any case, I liked the story and the resolution.
I liked the few action sequences and even the music. The anachronism (in the music and the elements, like gear and weapons, in the battles) was quite amusing. IMHO, it was a good movie as a whole.
I'd recommend it to anyone who's into videogames, anime, RPGs, and tabletop stuff like Warhammer, as there are definitely 'nods' in that direction.
And @Bartisajoke: those weren't zombie Nazis...there weren't any Nazis in WW I (to which the trench warfare scene alluded to).
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MerickMar 26, 2011
After the long wait has come to the cinema what promises to be one of the best films this year, for over a year we know of its existence but it was only 5 months ago that the advertising campaign began to get acquainted.

First of all I would
After the long wait has come to the cinema what promises to be one of the best films this year, for over a year we know of its existence but it was only 5 months ago that the advertising campaign began to get acquainted.

First of all I would like to clarify a point and that you as readers deserve the full and not only the prejudices of the server that review, I say this because, well because after reading several "reviews" saw only the prejudices of the "experts" on film saying the film was based purely on the special effects which is totally false and that there be no doubt uphold my point.

Sucker Punch puts us in the history of Babydoll (Emily Browning), a young woman who after losing her mother is hospitalized in a psychiatric hospital by her stepfather (Gerard Plunkett), the place is under the control of Dr. Vera Gorski (Carla Gugino), a psychologist who tries to help the young and the head of stretcher Blue Jones (Oscar Isaac) who does the dirty on psychiatric treatment.

There he meets Sweet Pea (Abbie Cornish), Rocket (Jena Malone), Amber (Jamie Chung) and Blondie (Vanessa Hudgens) who are also "orphan"and convinces them to find a way out, of course the girls are afraid to be discovered but after analyzing the circumstances in which they are and that their situation is not truly called to live decide helping Babydoll.

To get your free 5 things should get a map, fire, a knife, a wrench and something unknown, while getting everything the viewer is transported to different dimensions of reality as a brothel, a Medieval fortress, a Shinto temple, a Bullet train and even a battle of the Second World War.

Not delve much into history and it would take the joke going to the movies, but I can assure you that the story is deeper than it appears you can see, a council is to observe the small details as these give us clues of how it could finish the story.

There are many symbols and some of its meaning is implied by the connotation that we give to the first, take nothing for granted this would be a mistake as there are times when it seems that the narrative is rather short but if you look at previous scenes will all is there (later I will explain why this happens), Zack Snyder is hard to tell his story so that forced us to examine part of what happens or they say the characters.

The battles are the best ever seen, then applied the phrase "Not because you are a woman I will have compassion" in comparison to other films where it looks for female characters are "hard" Sucker Punch takes it to another level making the players are really confident during the battle and that the blows that tips them look real, which many appreciate.

One thing to note is that the sequences are professionals, I mean, actresses had to train for 3 months - 8 hours per day in order to achieve the sequences as the director wanted, they suggested not only make the style "pretend as I hit you "but really learn how to perform the movements and how to use weapons, something that I personally see it as an extra in the film.

The set design is very good, as I said before the film transports us to different dimensions and of course each has very specific features from climate to architecture, all these dimensions we also offer a particular story as we have seen in the animated shorts are not only locations where the heroes fight each of these worlds has a story behind it.

Attire is "subtle" but very appropriate to emphasize that decade the main story is set in addition to the girls'dressing rooms to please even the most demanding and the girls will give you some ideas.

Music is a good point in the movie because they look a little more scenes and helps to "highlight" certain points in history, especially when Babydoll was concentrated to enter their worlds.

The flaw I see him, in my opinion, is the issue because there are parts in the sequences where you can see a few seconds to cut scenes but nothing to reduce the experience of this is that to get the PG -13 had to cut 18 minutes of film as well as 3 scenes (including a love scene of Emily Browning) complete the film because he was rated R, as a consolation actresses have confirmed that contain Blu-ray plus the extended version a surprise.

Photography in the film is also important because the plans which show the actresses are very very good and this also affects other aspect is the makeup that is quite appropriate to highlight the features of the actresses and actors support.

To complete the film's central message is something that we often overlook in life, the last sentences of the film give us a lesson or are we becoming more clear what we already know, besides showing us one of the best sides the human being. I think this part is that they forgot all the "experts"in their reviews and wanted to be "professional" and criticize just to criticize without analyzing the context.

One of my recommendations for this weekend whether or not action movie lovers.
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rdeveyraMar 29, 2011
This film had potential... everything just went terribly wrong. The plot was shallow. The action fell short. The dialogue was comedic at times. I can't even say anything good about the acting (though Sweet Pea and Rocket's acting showedThis film had potential... everything just went terribly wrong. The plot was shallow. The action fell short. The dialogue was comedic at times. I can't even say anything good about the acting (though Sweet Pea and Rocket's acting showed promise). Heck, the only thing this film had going was the outstanding visuals and the... *ehem*... hot chicks. Expand
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openbarApr 1, 2011
This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. what can i say... the movie is so great you can go and watch it ! it totaly deserve it !
the music is great, the story really nice, actress... gorgeous, and the effects are awesome .
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ConfusedlemonApr 2, 2011
Naturaly this movie is one either loved or hated by veiwers - Zack Snyders usually are. Personally, i consider it to be one of the greatest films i have ever seen. It features some of the most visually spectacular and unbeleivably awesomeNaturaly this movie is one either loved or hated by veiwers - Zack Snyders usually are. Personally, i consider it to be one of the greatest films i have ever seen. It features some of the most visually spectacular and unbeleivably awesome action scenes in any film, but what elevates it to it's position as one of the greatest films of all time is the massively layered and beautiful storyline. And this is where it's audience is divided - if you are an average kinda guy/girl you will probably find the story mediocre to somewhat annoying, but if you have an artul appreciation of films and the intelect to understand beautiful metaphors and complex imagery, you will love this film as much as i do. Expand
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RocketLuvBatmanApr 13, 2011
Sorry to burst your bubble, but not all movies have to have a happy ending. You have to be diffrent, Snyder was just being unique int this one and we have to give him credit. If you dont like this movie, then dont watch it. The movie was SOSorry to burst your bubble, but not all movies have to have a happy ending. You have to be diffrent, Snyder was just being unique int this one and we have to give him credit. If you dont like this movie, then dont watch it. The movie was SO diffrent from many that I have seen. The music was awesome! Im speechless! I really enjoyed this movie. It was like being in a video game! And i say that as a compliment. It was hands down one of the best movie ever. Not all movies HAVE to be he same, and was so happy to see something way diffrent. I don't care what any of the critics say, I love this movie and Snyder is my hero! He was a GENIOUS in this film! I would totally wath this movie more that once. Expand
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tghm1801Mar 26, 2011
Incredible.
For the almost two hours of entertainment that Sucker Punch provides, I was never once bored, and I was actually surprised when the credits rolled that it had been two hours.
I have absolutely no idea why the critics have torn
Incredible.
For the almost two hours of entertainment that Sucker Punch provides, I was never once bored, and I was actually surprised when the credits rolled that it had been two hours.
I have absolutely no idea why the critics have torn this film apart. Sucker Punch is a brilliantly paced, interesting adventure that I recommend you do not miss for the world.
Absolutely brilliant. Breathtaking visual effects, an intriguing story and some genuinely moving moments (which I won't spoil, but I nearly cried) all weave together to create this masterpiece of a film.
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nbkbauerMar 26, 2011
I was very excited about the nature of this movie when I first heard about it. I have enjoyed most of Snyder's previous films, especially Watchman, and I knew from the trailer, the potential that this movie had. Zack has always seemed, to me,I was very excited about the nature of this movie when I first heard about it. I have enjoyed most of Snyder's previous films, especially Watchman, and I knew from the trailer, the potential that this movie had. Zack has always seemed, to me, like the perfect director for bringing all of the style and panache that we have come to love from our favorite Comic, Anime, and Video Game franchises, to the big screen. I was very excited about this movie, because it represented the next step forward in legitimizing this over the top style that has seemed uniquely present in the pages of our comics, and the CGI sequences of our favorite games. As I watched this movie it was everything that I hoped that it would be and more. I was fairly content with the idea that the story would be secondary in my mind, to the face value of bringing the true spirit of neo-fantasy to a cinematic experience. Unlike many of you who watched this movie, I was pleasantly surprised by the story and the more I contemplated the various levels, and abstract concepts, the more impressed I was with this vehicle. One of the great aspects to this movie is that Snyder essentially turns our imagination upside down by presenting to us the fantasy and all the while forcing us to imagine reality. The imaginative lengths that Baby goes to in order to conceive of and envision what it will take for her and her friends to survive, where inspiring. The central theme of empowerment through imagination seems to be lost to the very critics who fail to tap into their own imaginations. If this movie suffers, it is only because the normative standard of movie making require that Snyderâ Expand
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MRedzuanMar 25, 2011
Sucker Punch was a reasonably good movie, but it definitely wasn't great. The premise of the movie is simple, our female lead Babydoll who was wrongly institutionalized by his stepfather is trying to escape before she undergoes a lobotomy.Sucker Punch was a reasonably good movie, but it definitely wasn't great. The premise of the movie is simple, our female lead Babydoll who was wrongly institutionalized by his stepfather is trying to escape before she undergoes a lobotomy. Backed up by four friends and armed with her wild imaginations and allegedly amazing dancing skills which is the portal to her amazing imagination, fighting oversized ninjas in one moment and an army of zombies in the next. The story was passable, the action sequences were beautiful and it was all visually compelling, the only special effects that a Snyder movie can give. But what I really love about the movie is the rocking soundtrack, my favourite was Sweet Dreams in the opening sequence of the movie, sang by Emily Browning herself. Female empowerment and the fight for freedom are the main themes of the movie. It's about a woman taking control of her own destiny. To be honest, the hook for me to watch this was Emily, I really liked her in Lemony Snickets and have been waiting years for an exciting new movie from her, didn't really like The Uninvited. And now I understand why Christopher Nolan chose Zack Snyder for the reboot of Superman, he's another visionary filmmaker doing something rarely seen in Hollywood anymore, an original project. If you want some mindless-beautiful-looking-fun this is the movie to watch, this movie is to 2011 what The A-team was to 2010. Most entertaining movie of the year so far. Expand
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ethicalBobMar 25, 2011
I think the nay-sayers were expecting something more than what was promised here - an over-the-top CGI funfest that borrows from HK film, anime, and mashes up a slew of genres. That's exactly what it delivered, and beautifully. Its easyI think the nay-sayers were expecting something more than what was promised here - an over-the-top CGI funfest that borrows from HK film, anime, and mashes up a slew of genres. That's exactly what it delivered, and beautifully. Its easy to sit behind the computer and criticize someone else's work - especially when you don't create anything near this scope. It was great fun, and definitely worth the couple of dollars you pay for the ride. Expand
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NamedXXRamboMar 26, 2011
This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. OK Sucker Punch wasn't of the people waiting for cause its not for everyone public.....for me its not the best but surely the most crazy movie i saw since long time ago, action packed but the scenario end when the dreams worlds come but, its that kind of movie, impress by visual and crazy scenes...i had enjoyed every seconds of this movie...recommended for 300 or sin city fan. :D Expand
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EliteF50Mar 25, 2011
Screw the critics, this movie is fantastic! How can they bash Sucker Punch for a weak story and praise its visuals, resulting in a 36, when Avatar, a movie where the story really does suck and the visuals were great, get an 84? It doesn'tScrew the critics, this movie is fantastic! How can they bash Sucker Punch for a weak story and praise its visuals, resulting in a 36, when Avatar, a movie where the story really does suck and the visuals were great, get an 84? It doesn't make any sense. SP had a very good storyline, beautiful visuals, breathtaking action scenes and a wonderful cast. The story really impressed me. It was very well done and creative, unlike most movies nowadays. The fight scenes were PERFECT, I mean, you couldn't get better action sequences for all the money in the world. Overall, Sucker Punch is a great movie! I know I'll be seeing it again real soon. Expand
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ShyfoxApr 22, 2011
Terrible character development, ridiculous and poorly written story. Reallllly wish I could have my time and money back. Don't let the fanboys blind you, Save yourself!
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GeorgeDavidsMar 25, 2011
I know why this movie is called Sucker Punch because there is so much great action in it. I love the story of the girl trying to escape he reality through imagination. People should definitely see this movie. Sucker Punch for best movie of the year.
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JohnathanHiessMar 26, 2011
Sucker Punch to me was a movie I was looking forward to seeing due to the commercials and previous news I had learned about regarding the film. The morning of its release I read the reviews all excited thinking about seeing it and wasSucker Punch to me was a movie I was looking forward to seeing due to the commercials and previous news I had learned about regarding the film. The morning of its release I read the reviews all excited thinking about seeing it and was shocked by the number of negative reviews from the critics. Normally I donâ Expand
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ZacharyMatsonMar 26, 2011
Zack Snyder creates another masterpiece. There is no doubt that Zack is one of the best Directors out there right now, but his film's aren't for everyone, especially in the case of Sucker Punch. As I like to say, he creates action art, hisZack Snyder creates another masterpiece. There is no doubt that Zack is one of the best Directors out there right now, but his film's aren't for everyone, especially in the case of Sucker Punch. As I like to say, he creates action art, his film may not be outstanding when it comes to story telling, but the man knows how to Direct. Sucker Punch is an absolute fun time, and is probably one of the most enjoyable films of the year, unless you're an uptight snobby critic who only enjoys films like 'The Kings Speech'. It has it's moments where I would think to myself, "I'm not sure if that worked" but it didn't happen enough for me to have anything bad to say about this film. There is no reason I wont be seeing this film at least 3 more times in theaters. The acting is fantastic, the story is a bit off key, but the Directing is why I'm giving this a 10 out of 10. Go see this film NOW! Expand
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ChupwnJul 30, 2011
The critics were overly harsh on this one. The camera work is divine - I love all the close-up shots and slow motion. The beginning 30 minutes of the film was fantastic, though the film did lose some of it's energy after the 2nd action scene.The critics were overly harsh on this one. The camera work is divine - I love all the close-up shots and slow motion. The beginning 30 minutes of the film was fantastic, though the film did lose some of it's energy after the 2nd action scene. I would like to see a serious re-edit of the movie as some dialogue felt out of place with the images of strong women kicking ass. Expand
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nelson3004Mar 26, 2011
Wow! So we need to ridicule those with opinions now? Wingnut, you didn't like the movie, and bartisajoke did? and so because his opinion differs from yours, you have to resort to making him look like an idiot? I personally liked the movie,Wow! So we need to ridicule those with opinions now? Wingnut, you didn't like the movie, and bartisajoke did? and so because his opinion differs from yours, you have to resort to making him look like an idiot? I personally liked the movie, but i respect others for not liking it, even though some poster have simple ways of saying their dislike by simply saying "it sucked". Whatever the reason for everyone liking a movie or hating a movie, is irrelevant as long as we all remember one thing... We all love movies... lets leave it at that yes? Expand
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robertz120Mar 26, 2011
I loved this movie! Seeing it in IMAX certainly helped since the visuals are incredible. The storyline could have been a little more fleshed out but was solid enough to keep me interested. I went for the visuals, the art, & the actionI loved this movie! Seeing it in IMAX certainly helped since the visuals are incredible. The storyline could have been a little more fleshed out but was solid enough to keep me interested. I went for the visuals, the art, & the action primarily. I certainly wasn't expecting an oscar worthy script or dialogue, it was supposed to be campy or extreme cartoon like anyway. Once you wrap your head around that aspect then all you have to do is find an IMAX scree & sit back & enjoy the ride! Expand
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BillyM72Apr 6, 2011
Unfortunately, the point of the dances have been missed by not only the usually over analytical critics, but by much of the public at large. It takes only a moment to ask oneself why Snyder and co. may have chosen to exclude those scenes;Unfortunately, the point of the dances have been missed by not only the usually over analytical critics, but by much of the public at large. It takes only a moment to ask oneself why Snyder and co. may have chosen to exclude those scenes; for instance, was it due to limited screen time, budgetary concerns, or similar concerns about the filmâ Expand
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VitalybfgApr 13, 2011
What really frightens me is how many so called professional reviewers completely missed all of the hidden symbolism of this movie. If you prefer typical Hollywood action and brainless shoot em up crap then stay away. If you love surrealWhat really frightens me is how many so called professional reviewers completely missed all of the hidden symbolism of this movie. If you prefer typical Hollywood action and brainless shoot em up crap then stay away. If you love surreal violence, an insanely good soundtrack, lots of military technology straight out of a video game and a story that will leave you thinking for days afterwards then this is a must see. PS... I will never trust the NY Times film critic again based on his half witted review of this film. Expand
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