Reviews: Shazam! (2019)

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  • [New] | Emmanuel Báez @ Cinéfiloz [Spanish]
    • Excerpt: Shazam! moves along with great energy.
  • Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum
    • Excerpt: An earnestly joyful experience that keeps things simple and focused on character. The cast is charming and the humor is sharp.
  • Jim Dixon @ jim-dixon.com
    • Excerpt: Comparisons to Big are unavoidable, and SHAZAM! even acknowledges this with a sly wink and its own walk-on keyboard scene. Levi makes this work with a performance that’s knowingly guileless – no mean feat.
  • Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
    • Excerpt: Ultimately Shazam! emphasizes the happiness in comic books. It’s the heart that shines through.
  • MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
    • Excerpt: Nothing matters in this literal adolescent-male power fantasy, a cheesy mishmash of nonsense and low stakes. Anyone who needs at least a bit of meat in their superhero tales will be disappointed.
  • [New] | Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: Consistently fun to watch and not without a heart, “Shazam!” is the kind of superior, eager-to-please superhero entertainment that puts a good amount of pep in the viewer’s step.
  • [New] | Christian Long @ Glide Magazine
    • Excerpt: In the current spandex-stretched pop culture landscape, the Zachary Levi vehicle doesn’t seem to stand out in an over-saturated market.
  • [New] | Dan Lybarger @ Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
    • Excerpt: With Shazam!, the folks at DC have finally figured out the one major secret to Marvel’s success: While all of their movies have costumed protagonists, they aren’t strictly bound to the genre.
  • [New] | Vince Mancini @ Uproxx
    • Excerpt: One of the most enjoyable comic book movies ever made.
  • Brent McKnight @ The Last Thing I See
    • Excerpt: Shazam!’ is so saccharine and hollow, the emotion so manufactured and false, and the goofiness wears so thin so fast, it becomes insufferable and leaves a lingering bad taste.
  • Jared Mobarak @ The Film Stage
    • Excerpt: Levi will be the one you remember because of his childlike enthusiasm, but Angel grounds those antics to earth so they don’t hijack message for laughter.
  • Jana Monji @ Age Of The Geek
    • Excerpt: Take your kids, take your friends and have fantastic fun laughing at this foible-filled superhero origins story.
  • [New] | Frank Ochieng @ SF Crowsnest
    • Excerpt: [An] engagingly cheeky and robust popcorn pleaser. In any event, ‘Shazam!’ is a heroic hoot for the ages.
  • [New] | Eddie Pasa @ Gunaxin
  • Don Shanahan @ Every Movie Has a Lesson
    • Excerpt: Zachary Levi’s schtick of superpowered shenanigans becomes the epitome of both the adjective and the noun variations of that choice word “zany.”