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A ridiculously entertaining, perfectly paced, ultra-violent cinematic rush that kicks the places other movies struggle to reach.
Equal parts audacious dark comedy, wish-fulfillment fantasy and over-the-top, tongue-in-cheek action-adventure.
The best superhero movie since "The Dark Knight" (and far less serious in tone or approach), Kick-Ass earns its name in every way.
A clever movie premise based on an obscure comic book has been turned into, okay we’ll say it, a fanboy’s kick-ass wet dream of a movie that could be a surprise Spring smash.
The Hollywood Reporter
Its balancing act between innocence and gore perfectly matches the expectations of genre fans, who should embrace the movie.
For those of us who find somber superhero movies faintly ridiculous, Kick-Ass is a one-film justice league.
It's also perfectly content to be an insanely violent, funny take on an established genre. And in that respect, Kick-Ass lives up to its name.
New York Magazine (Vulture)
Kick-Ass is a compendium of all sleazy things, and it sings like a siren to our inner Tarantinos.
Never as shocking as it thinks it is, as funny as it should be, or as engaged in cultural critique as it could be, Kick-Ass is half-assed.
An awkward blend of ultra-realistic violence, boundaries-bending satire and low comedy.
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