• Kick-Ass (2010)

Kick-Ass

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

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 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

  • 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

  • 88
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Kick-Ass has punk energy, ace action moves, and a winning sense of absurdist fun. show more

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