Lists: Action, Action Comedy, Crime / Heist, Dark comedy

Brief Synopsis: "Dave Lizewski, an average teenager, wonders why no one has ever decided to become a real-life superhero like the heroes in the comic books. After being mugged while a bystander watches and does nothing, he decides to become a real-life superhero. He buys a scuba suit online and becomes a masked crime fighter, despite the fact he has no superpowers or training of any kind."

Overall Ranking: 623 (Rank from 2010: # 17)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 59.09%
Regular 31.82%
Half-Popped 9.09%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Movie Evangelist100(full review)
Gorgon Reviews97(full review)
Alex Robinson97
Skooch95(full review)
Daniel Prinn at Daniel's Film Reviews95(full review)
Jeremy M95
Kevin McCarthy90(full review)
CinemaVisitor Erik90
CineMarvellous George Beremov88(full review)
That Movie Guy Dion Wyn Hughes86(full review)
Cinematic Katzenjammer Nick86(full review)
Sir M Hayes XIV85
Rob from GuysFilmQuest84
Dan O'Neill80(full review)
David Baruffi80
Drezzy75 - I saw the movie, loved it, and then read the comics, and certain changes to the story (like how Kick-Ass doesn't come up with his own name in the comic but does in the movie, how Red Mist isn't revealed to be a villain upon his first appearance, or how comic book Kick-Ass refuses to kill but movie Kick-Ass has no problem with it by the end) hurt the movie for me. Others greatly enhance it (changing Big Daddy and Hit Girl's backstory a little bit from what it's revealed to be in the comics, showing various missions that Big Daddy/Hit Girl go on, the modifications to the Big Daddy/Hit Girl costumes in general).
Dave Examines Movies73(full review)
Jay of Life Vs Film70(full review)
Thomas Pollock70
Patrick Devitt70
Bryan Lienesch62 - What starts out as an honest attempt to make the unlikely superhero comedy takes a sharp right as it becomes a dark semi-action flick.
V Lionheart60

People Involved

  • Aaron Johnson (Dave Lizewski / Kick-Ass)
  • Chloë Grace Moretz (Hit Girl / Mindy Macready)
  • Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Chris DAmico / Red Mist)
  • Nicolas Cage (Damon Macready / Big Daddy)
  • Mark Strong (Frank DAmico)
  • Omari Hardwick (Marcus)
  • Xander Berkeley (Detective Vic Gigante)
  • Clark Duke (Marty)
  • Garrett M. Brown (Mr. Lizewski)
  • Evan Peters (Todd)
  • Deborah Twiss (Mrs. Zane)
  • Lyndsy Fonseca (Katie Deauxma)
  • Sophie Wu (Erika Cho)
  • Elizabeth McGovern (Mrs. Lizewski)
  • Stu Large Riley (Huge Goon)
  • Michael Rispoli (Big Joe)
  • Corey Johnson (Sporty Goon)
  • Kenneth Simmons (Scary Goon)
  • Anthony Desio (Baby Goon)
  • Randall Batinkoff (Tre Fernandez)
  • Dexter Fletcher (Cody)
  • Yancy Butler (Angie DAmico)
  • Craig Ferguson (Himself)
  • Xander Berkeley (Detective Gigante)
  • Jane Goldman (Director)
  • Matthew Vaughn (Director)
  • Matthew Vaughn (Director)