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A light, funny, grounded, engagingly unpretentious sleight-of-hand action comedy

Read review Owen Gleiberman

This heartfelt origin story is more than the sum of its immense charm and Spielbergian attention to detail

Read review David Ehrlich
The Wrap

This new DC entry has a lovely lightness, both in the visuals and in its tone.

Read review Alonso Duralde

'Shazam!' makes clever decisions, mixing middle school snark with disarming sweetness.

Read review Kim Newman
Entertainment Weekly

Shazam! is basically two movies in one. One with Levi and his wiseass foster brother (a fresh Jack Dylan Grazer), the other with Strong and all his snarling, computer-generated gobbledygook. And they both have the other in a headlock, wrestling for the soul of the story. I loved one, yawned through the other

Read review Chris Nashawaty
The Guardian

It?s a film in need of a tighter edit with a script in need of a sharper polish, an imperfect franchise-launcher that nonetheless represents significant progress for DC

Read review Benjamin Lee
The Hollywood Reporter

Proves so determinedly ebullient you begin to think they're pumping laughing gas into the auditorium. The most kid-friendly DC movie so far, the film is thoroughly entertaining.

Read review Frank Scheck
The Playlist

It is bright and colorful, both visually and emotionally, in the way that DC movies had not been prior to 'Wonder Woman' and 'Aquaman'.

Read review Russ Fischer
Screen Crush

It?s warm and sentimental about blended families, and it sincerely believes in the importance of being a hero and doing the right thing. It?s got plenty of goofy kid-gets-to-play-superhero-for-real humor. And other than some friction between Levi and Asher?s performances, it all works

Read review Matt Singer
Rolling Stone

This breezy, funny entry keeps things light with a hilarious and heartfelt package of nonstop kid-friendly kick-ass.

Read review Peter Travers
The Verge

[Shazam] might be one of the simplest superheroes ever created, but 'Shazam!' both gets what makes that simplicity so appealing, and understands the complications stirred by the common wish to grow up too fast and assume powers you don?t know how to control.

Read review Keith Phipps
Screen Daily

A mixed bag that doesn?t quite work - it?s too jokey, and too tonally erratic - and yet there?s real sweetness, as well as a genuine attempt to not just be another comic-book movie.

Read review Tim Grierson