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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.
[New] | M. Enois Duarte @ High-DefDigest.com
Excerpt: From horror filmmaker David F. Sandberg, Shazam! is an absolute hoot for the whole family with the promise of better things to come for the cinematic shared universe. The
Vadim Grigoriev @ kinoblog.com [Ukrainian]
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.”
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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