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Sucker Punch (2011)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Fantasy  |  25 March 2011 (USA)
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A young girl is institutionalized by her abusive stepfather. Retreating to an alternative reality as a coping strategy, she envisions a plan which will help her escape from the mental facility.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Mayor / Lighter Orderly (as AC Peterson)
Big Boss Thug / Orderly #3


A young girl (Baby Doll) is locked away in a mental asylum by her abusive stepfather where she will undergo a lobotomy in five days' time. Faced with unimaginable odds, she retreats to a fantastical world in her imagination where she and four other female inmates at the asylum, plot to escape the facility. The lines between reality and fantasy blur as Baby Doll and her four companions, as well as a mysterious guide, fight to retrieve the five items they need that will allow them to break free from their captors before it's too late... Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


A mind bending vision of reality from the director of Watchmen & 300. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic material involving sexuality, violence and combat sequences, and for language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 March 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sucker Punch: The IMAX Experience  »

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Box Office


$82,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$19,058,199 (USA) (25 March 2011)


$36,381,716 (USA) (20 May 2011)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


According to director Zach Snyder, Emily Browning's character Baby Doll (who is supposedly naive to guns) shows off way more experience with handling a gun than she should have. She had already received intense weapons training for the action scenes, and was unable to unlearn her prior experience for the opening scene. See more »


The audio for the Gatling cannon used by the second Samurai warrior in the first battle scene is incorrect as it uses the effect for a gun with a much lower rate of fire even though initially the movie is going at a normal pace with no slowdown. See more »


[first lines]
Sweet Pea: Everyone has an Angel. A Guardian who watches over us. We can't know what form they'll take. One day, old man. Next day, little girl. But don't let appearances fool you, they can be as fierce as any dragon. Yet they're not here to fight our battles, but to whisper from our heart. Reminding that it's us. Its everyone of us who holds power over the world we create.
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Crazy Credits

The Warner Bros and Legendary Pictures logos appear on a stage curtain, with the curtain rising to reveal each logo. A brief narrative precedes the Warner Bros logo appearing. See more »


Referenced in Necessary Roughness: Sucker Punch (2013) See more »


Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus
Courtesy of Naxos
By Arrangement with Source/Q
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User Reviews

A winner on several levels
13 March 2011 | by (Washington State, United States) – See all my reviews

I recently saw Sucker Punch at an advance screening and thoroughly enjoyed it. To be honest, I am the target demographic here. I'm a guy in his twenties who plays video games and enjoys fantasy movies and action.... but this is a decent film overall. It appeals to my "sensible adult" side that appreciates a good, well written film, with great directing, great acting, and overall good cinematography. It also appeals to my "twenty-something male" side that loves sexy ladies, guns, killer robots, dragons, samurai and swordplay. The abundant CG is stunningly beautiful and doesn't feel overdone or become visually exhausting like some movies. This movie gets me. and I know that there will be a good number of people who dislike this movie, dismissing it as juvenile, or stupid. who dislike the amount of CGI used in this movie. I don't care... I love this movie for exactly what it is... a good movie that appeals to me in every way.

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