Shazam! - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Shazam! Reviews

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July 27, 2020
The parts in Shazam! are generally at the mercy of their respective actors, but sometimes that doesn't quite tide the film over.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 6, 2020
Perhaps a case could be made that there is a good film waiting to burst out of Shazam! but no matter how many times you say the magic word, it never makes an appearance.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
November 21, 2019
There's potential with this character but this film is not as clever or self-aware as it could be.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
April 30, 2019
It's Power Rangers under a different name, it's a Nickelodeon type cartoon re-envisioned for the big screen.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
March 23, 2019
Lightning doesn't even strike once in Shazam!
April 5, 2019
Teenage Billy and superhero'd Billy often barely register as the same character, a flaw in the central conceit needed to make Shazam! really work.
March 23, 2019
It has fun moments but the tone was all over the place and jarring.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
October 22, 2019
A working concept. A wrongfully constructed movie. An overlong comedy about ignorant superheroes. [Full review in Spanish].
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 8, 2019
In a vacuum, Shazam is an exceptionally average film. Among superhero movies, and especially those outside the Marvel brand, there's a lot to like about Shazam.
April 5, 2019
Read More | Original Score: C
April 11, 2019
If you left the cinema feeling meh, don't worry. There are a few of us for whom Shazam! did not spark or take off, which is ironic for a lightning-powered superhero.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
March 24, 2019
It gets a bit repetitive.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
April 5, 2019
I certainly wouldn't mind seeing [Shazam] teamed up with other DC characters in future films, but as a standalone movie, it had my inner 14-year-old dreaming of the ability to speed up time, or at least hit a magic fast forward button in the IMAX theater.
April 9, 2019
Presents more of the same with a funny premise. [Full review in Spanish]
April 11, 2019
Shazam! is a superhero movie that would have been better without superheroics.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 25, 2019
Shazam! is as blandly presentational as a market research PowerPoint.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
May 20, 2019
What "Shazam!" does really, really well is pummel us with more aggressive versions of well-worn blockbuster tropes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 5, 2019
A work that constantly strives to defend its own distinctive personality, but can not completely avoid the dangers. [Full Review in Spanish]
April 19, 2019
"Amusing, but the same old shit".
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
April 4, 2019
Leaning real hard into the jokes about horny teenage boys and meta-skewerings of superhero films, Shazam! can't help but comment on its genre ad nauseam, though, unlike Deadpool, it never risks arguing against its own existence.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.4/10
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