20th Century FOX delivered up their new super hero/action movie, “Deadpool,” into theaters today, February 12th, and all the top,major movie critics have revealed their opinions about it. It turns out that the majority of them were quite pleased with it, giving it an overall 65 score out of a possible 100 across 46 reviews at the Metacritic.com site.
The film features: Ed Skrein, Morena Baccarin, Ryan Reynolds and T.J. Miller. We’ve posted comments from a few of the critic, below.
Brian Truitt from USA Today, gave it a 63 grade, saying: “For grown-ups, however, Deadpool avoids enough pitfalls to both embrace and flambé the superhero genre while also finding time for romance, doling out equal handfuls of bullets, barbs and warm fuzzies.”
Michael Phillips from the Chicago Tribune, gave it a 63 score tool, stating: “The movie’s far from dull. But first-time feature director Tim Miller’s film serves as critique as well an example of what ails the superhero movie industry.”
Richard Roeper over at the Chicago Sun-Times, gave it a 63 score, saying: “If only Deadpool were as clever, dark and funny as it believes itself to be.”
Kenneth Turan at the Los Angeles Times, gave it a 60 score. He said: “You’re initially jazzed by his effrontery, but Deadpool, with his relentlessly glib, nothing-sacred attitude, is not an individual who wears particularly well.”
Ethan Sacks over at the New York Daily News, gave it a 60 grade, stating: “It’s buckshot humor that is funny when it lands; cringe-worthy when it doesn’t.”
Brian Tallerico over at RogerEbert.com, gave it a 50 score, stating: “It’s a remarkably straightforward origin flick, lacking in true satire of its genre, carried almost entirely by its lead. Deadpool is a fun character, but he’s still in search of a fun movie to match his larger-than-life personality.”
Kyle Smith from the New York Post, gave it an awful 38 score. He said: “This one is a “different kind of superhero movie,” meaning even more fiercely attached to the mode of artistic expression known as “puberty.”
Mick LaSalle over at the San Francisco Chronicle, gave it a 25 grade, stating: “This is bad, borderline garbage, but disturbing, too, in that it’s just the kind of fake-clever awfulness that might be cinema’s future.”
Michael O’Sullivan from the Washington Post, gave it a pretty great 88 grade, claiming: “It’s a voraciously self-aware comedy, one that dines out on the inherent inanity of its own premise as much as it does the movies it’s competing with.”
Alonso Duralde over at TheWrap, gave it an 88 score too. He said: “Deadpool is one of those movies that’s all the more successful for how easily it could have gone so very wrong. It’s suffused with an arch, self-aware wit…yet it takes its romance and revenge storylines just seriously enough to keep us engaged.”
Todd McCarthy over at The Hollywood Reporter, gave it an 80 grade, saying: “It takes a little while to get in gear — or perhaps just to adjust to what’s going on here — but once it does, Deadpool drops trou to reveal itself as a really raunchy, very dirty and pretty funny goof on the entire superhero ethos, as well as the first Marvel film to irreverently trash the brand.”
Justin Chang over at Variety, gave it an 80 score, stating: “As a vehicle for the impudent comic stylings of Ryan Reynolds, this cheerfully demented origin story is many, many cuts above “Green Lantern,” and as a sly demolition job on the superhero movie, it sure as hell beats “Kick-Ass.”
Peter Travers from Rolling Stone, gave it a 75 grade, stating: “This movie’s junky feel is part of its charm. Sure it goes on too long and repetition dulls its initial cleverness. Still, Deadpool is party time for action junkies and Reynolds may just have found the role that makes his career.”
Tom Russo over at the Boston Globe, gave it a 75 grade, saying: “They even make the requisite cameo by Marvel founding father Stan Lee feel profanely inspired. Not your usual Marvel superhero scene? In this case, that’s a good thing.”
Chris Nashawaty from Entertainment Weekly, gave it a 75 grade. He said: “It doesn’t have the most adrenalized action sequences or the deepest origin story. What it has is the balls to mess with the formula and have some naughty, hard-R fun. It’s a superhero film for the wiseasses shooting spitballs in the back of the school bus.”
Manohla Dargis from The New York Times, gave it a 70 grade, stating: “It’s no surprise that the teams hired to bring a property like Deadpool to the screen know how to keep the machine oiled and humming; it’s the ones who somehow manage to temporarily stick a wrench in the works, adding something human — a feeling instead of another quip — who are worth your attention.” Stay tuned. Also, get your favorite movie stuff, and more by Clicking Here.