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Zack Snyder's 'Sucker Punch': The First Syllable in the Title Says it Allnew

Only rarely does the film find its voice amid the din of special effects, and never is it able to sustain that voice. Those looking for entertainment will find Sucker Punch a sucker's bet.
YES! Weekly  |  Mark Burger  |  04-07-2011  |  Reviews

Conspiracy is in the Air ... No Wonder Hollywood is Embracing Paranoianew

With 9/11 Truthers, Birthers, Tea Partyers, and even Obama school-speech muckrakers dominating news cycles, conspiracy is clearly in the air. Hollywood has noticed -- that's why theaters are suddenly awash in paranoia.
Boston Phoenix  |  Peter Keough  |  09-10-2009  |  Movies

The 'Unfilmable' Graphic Novel Can, In Fact, Be Enjoyably Filmednew

Alan Moore is a big baby, because Watchmen is a worthy adaptation of his work. It captures a significant amount of the novel's paranoiac essence while making changes to keep things filmable. It's a nice homage to his fine work.
Tucson Weekly  |  Bob Grimm  |  03-12-2009  |  Reviews

'Watchmen' Is Both a Test of Zack Snyder's Movie Sense and Pop Culture's Maturitynew

With Hollywood's adaptation of Alan Moore's 1986 graphic novel, the future of pop culture hangs in the balance: Post-literary hipster culture meets post-cinematic movie culture to see who will dominate.
New York Press  |  Armond White  |  03-05-2009  |  Reviews

'Watchmen' Star Jackie Earle Haley on Rorschach, Living in San Antonio, and Being a Badassnew

While Watchmen director Zack Snyder’s credentials or Matthew Goode’s accent as ubermensch ex-hero Ozymandias provoked staggering amounts of internet bitching, the casting of Jackie Earle Haley generated nothing but fanboy praise, adulation, and high hopes for the adaptation that many decried as impossible.
San Antonio Current  |  Chuck Kerr  |  03-04-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

Zack Snyder Delivers Exactly the 'Watchmen' We've Already Seen

You probably don't want a visionary director when it comes to pleasing devotees of a work that they already consider visionary. What you want, really, is a competent hack.
Salt Lake City Weekly  |  Scott Renshaw  |  03-03-2009  |  Reviews

The First Last Standnew

Dude, where's my armor?
Eugene Weekly  |  Jason Blair  |  03-16-2007  |  Reviews

Shirtless Strugglenew

This graphic novel turned action thriller is definite empty-headed fun.
Tucson Weekly  |  Bob Grimm  |  03-14-2007  |  Reviews

Spartan Splendornew

With 300, Zack Snyder solidifies the potential of the virtual movie.
New York Press  |  Eric Kohn  |  03-08-2007  |  Profiles & Interviews

Go Tell the Spartansnew

Graphic-novel adaptation conquers computerized limitations.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Curt Holman  |  03-08-2007  |  Reviews

The Warriorsnew

300 is a movie made to appeal to men, and the filmmakers behind it are remorseless about that fact.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Cole Haddon  |  03-07-2007  |  Reviews

It's Good to be King: Gerald Butler of '300' bulks upnew

To participate in the Frank Miller-inspired Spartan bloodfest, Butler had to adapt himself.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Cole Haddon  |  03-07-2007  |  Profiles & Interviews

Gorgeous to Look At, Thrilling to Watchnew

Putting the "graphic" in Frank Miller's graphic novel.
Dig Boston  |  Shaula Clark  |  03-07-2007  |  Reviews

Strike a Pose

300 burdens its exercise in style with too many righteous speeches.
Salt Lake City Weekly  |  Scott Renshaw  |  03-06-2007  |  Reviews

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