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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
Vanessa Hudgens
Abbie Cornish
Jamie Chung
Jena Malone
Emily Browning
Directors
Zack Snyder
Deborah Snyder
Screenwriters
Steve Shibuya
Zack Snyder
Running Time
110 minutes

Sucker Punch
One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest in suspenders...


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Sucker Punch

Plot
Vermont, the 1960s. Babydoll (Browning) has been interred in a mental institute for young women after attacking her evil stepfather with a gun, and accidentally killing her younger sister in the process. Together with four fellow inmates, Babydoll plans an escape which, via the power of her imagination, involves battling zombies, dragons and robots.


Verdict
Ambitious and visually impressive as a pop-video mash-up, but, lacking a strong emotional core, it doesn’t quite cohere as a fully satisfying movie.


Reviewed by Dan Jolin

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