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Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Texan Reviews
Excerpt: Shazam!, the newest entry in the DC Extended Universe, took the criticism that the films were too serious and somber by going the opposite route and being almost a straight-up comedy. Therein lies the problem.
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.
Courtney Howard @ FreshFiction.tv
Excerpt: Shazam! marks a sea change for the DCEU. Superb, sweet and smart, this is a BIG feel-good superhero movie you’ll want to see over and over again.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Vince Mancini @ Uproxx
Excerpt: One of the most enjoyable comic book movies ever made.
Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat
Excerpt: Shazam! can’t decide whether it wants to be a superhero movie or a parody of one.
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.
Aaron Neuwirth @ We Live Entertainment
Excerpt: While Shazam! has its share of action and heavy moments, the film ultimately works best as an irreverent comedy.
Frank Ochieng @ SF Crowsnest
Excerpt: [An] engagingly cheeky and robust popcorn pleaser. In any event, ‘Shazam!’ is a heroic hoot for the ages.
Eddie Pasa @ Gunaxin
Tusshar Sasi @ Filmy Sasi
Excerpt: Shazam’ is a refreshing addition to the list of original superheroes because nowhere else would you find a man of such power strut around malls announcing, “Your phone’s charged, your phone’s charged!”
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.”
[New] | Amir Siregar @ Amir at the Movies [Indonesian]
Excerpt: With its standout performances (woohoo, Zachary Levi!) and hilarious comedy, ‘Shazam!’ is a refreshingly delightful and vibrant superhero movie in the DC Extended Universe.
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