• Kick-Ass (2010)


Release Date: April 16th, 2010

DVD Release Date: August 3rd, 2010

R |1 hr 57 min

Plot Summary

Using his love for comics as inspiration, teenager Dave Lizewski (Aaron Johnson) decides to reinvent himself as a superhero -- despite a complete lack of special powers. Dave dons a costume, dubs himself "Kick-Ass," and gets to work fighting crime. He joins forces with the father/daughter vigilante team of Big Daddy and Hit Girl, then befriends another fledgling crime-fighter called Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse), but a scheming mobster soon puts their alliance to the test.

Cast: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Mark Strong, Chloë Grace Moretz, Clark Duke, Lyndsy Fonseca, Evan Peters, Nicolas Cage

Director: Matthew Vaughn

Genres: Action , Comedy

Production Co: Plan B Entertainment, Marv Films

Distributors: Lionsgate Films

Keywords: Escape, Pursuit, 2010s, Amusing, Rivalry, Father, Girlfriend

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle

    It brings together several popular strains of contemporary moviemaking and combines them into one big, shameless, audacious, compulsively watchable, irresistibly likable piece of pure entertainment. show more

  • 80
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Its balancing act between innocence and gore perfectly matches the expectations of genre fans, who should embrace the movie. show more

  • 60
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Grungily stylish and often funny, at least for a while, though all of the caveats and contradictions that apply to Tarantino films apply here: One man's--or boy's--stylization is another's profane, unrelenting and tedious brutality. show more

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