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Adapted from Mark Millar's hyper-violent comic book of the same name, director Matthew Vaughn's (LAYER CAKE) vigilante superhero film tells the tale of an average New York teenager who decides to don a costume and fight crime. Comic book geek Dave Lizewski (Aaron Johnson) may not have good coordination or special powers, but that doesn't mean he isn't a fully capable crime fighter. After purchasing a flashy wet suit on the Internet, Dave starts busting up baddies with nothing but brute force. He calls himself Kick-Ass, and he can take a beating as good as he can dish one out. Before long, Kick-Ass has become a local sensation, and others are following his lead. Big Daddy (Nicolas Cage) and Hit-Girl (Chloe Moretz) are a father-daughter crime-fighting duo who have set their sights on local mob heavy Frank D'Amico (Mark Strong). They're doing a decent job of dismantling Frank's sizable underworld empire when Kick-Ass gets drawn into the fray. But Frank's men play rough, and his son, Chris (Christopher Mintz-Plasse), is about to become Kick-Ass' very first arch nemesis. When Chris assumes the persona of Red Mist, the stage is set for a superhero showdown that could spell the end of Kick-Ass once and for all.
Number of Discs: 1
Rating: R (MPAA)
Film Country: USA
4 stars out of 5 -- "[An] action-filled and very funny flick....Vaughn delivers one rollicking and raucous set piece after another but never loses sight of the fun."
Box Office - Pete Hammond (03/13/2010)
5 stars out of 5 -- "A ridiculously entertaining, perfectly paced, ultra-violent cinematic rush that kicks the places other movies struggle to reach."
Empire - Chris Hewitt (04/01/2010)
4 stars out of 5 -- "The choreography is gloriously intense....The use of music is inspired throughout..."
Uncut - Alastair McKay (05/01/2010)
"[A]n enjoyably supercharged and ultraviolent teen-rebel comic-book fantasy..." -- Grade: B+
Entertainment Weekly - Owen Gleiberman (05/01/2010)
3 stars out of 4 -- "[T]he mocking tone and off-kilter vibe set this film apart. It even has a hearty dose of charm, thanks mostly to the most outrageous performance by a child in recent memory."
USA Today - Claudia Puig (04/16/2010)
"Ms. Moretz is by far the best thing about the film: she holds the screen as gracefully as she executes a running back flip."
New York Times - Manohla Dargis (04/16/2010)
"The film, based on the comic by Mark Millar and John S. Romita Jr., is grungily stylish and often funny..."
Wall Street Journal (04/16/2010)
"This shrewd mixture of slick comic-book mayhem, unmistakable sweetness and ear-splitting profanity is poised to be a popular culture phenomenon....
Los Angeles Times - Kenneth Turan (04/16/2010)
"Directed by Matthew Vaughn with verve and a crisp, color-saturated visual sense, KICK-ASS should delight fans of the original comics and garden-variety action junkies as well."
Washington Post (04/16/2010)
3 stars out of 4 -- "KICK-ASS might be the most fun two hours you'll spend in a movie theater. It delivers the darkly comic laughs as well as the jaw-dropping action..."
Premiere - Premiere Staff (04/15/2010)
3 stars out of 4 -- "[A] mosh pit of a comic-book movie that dares you to dive into its anarchy."
Rolling Stone - Peter Travers (04/29/2010)
"KICK-ASS is an intelligent meta-comic that deploys familiar superheroic tropes and archetypes to explore all that is fractured and flawed in our decidedly non-super humanity."
Sight and Sound - Sight and Sound Critic (05/01/2010)
4 stars out of 5 -- "All good, teen-savvy, pertinent stuff, spiked with laughs....Cage is a deadpan delight..."
Total Film - Kevin Harley (08/02/2010)