Sucker Punch

Synopsis: 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...
Genre: Action, Fantasy
Director(s): Zack Snyder
Production: IMAX
  1 win & 10 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
110 min

Everyone has an angel.

A guardian who watches over us.

We can't know what form theyll 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.

It's every one of us who holds

the power over the worlds we create.



We can deny our angels exist...

...convince ourselves they can't be real.

But they show up anyway.

At strange places.

And at strange times.

They can speak through any character

we can imagine.

They'll shout through demons

if they have to...

...daring us...

...challenging us to Fight.

Female. Age 20.

- You're the father?

- Stepfather.

That's right. We talked on the phone.

Okay, come with me.

We're gonna take her into the theater.

Dr. Gorski's gonna want to take a look

at her. She likes to see all the new girls.

Don't worry, Dad.

Everything's gonna be fine.

I've got everything under control

around here.

Okay? Come on. Follow me.

So this is what we call the theater.


Oh, girls. Yes, go, go.

Hey. Come here.

Girls. Behave.

Break it up. Break it up.

Will you stop them?



Sit down.



So the girls use this place to be social.

Dr. Gorski, she uses it to help them

deal with their issues.

Polish therapy.

It's quite a show, watching them act out

who touched them or beat them.

Dr. Gorski seems to think it helps.

I'm not so sure.

But whether it does or doesn't

won't matter much to you.

Once we take care of

a little bit of business...

...there won't be any of that for this one.


She'll be in paradise,

if you know what I mean.

And all of your troubles will be over.

Now, I know we said 1400

on the phone...

I'm taking a really big risk here... it's gonna have to be 2 grand even.

What the hell are you talking about?

We had a deal.

Listen, Father,

I'm not gonna tell you what to do.

Clearly you're a man that can take

care of himself.

I don't know what you did to this girl.

And, frankly, I don't wanna know.

What are you gonna tell the detectives

when they come around?

They're gonna love her side of the story.

- Yeah.

- Okay.

I'm going to start your music.

You are safe.

It's all safe.

Now relax.

And just let go.

Now, here's the other thing:

I don't have a doctor on staff

who does lobotomies.

- What?

- But...

...there happens to be one scheduled

to come in in five days.

So I'll just forge her signature.

I've done it a dozen times.

It's like we talk about.

You control this world.

I told the police

she lost her mind when her mother died.

The truth is a little more complicated.

Let the pain go.

Let the hurt go.

Let the guilt go.

What you're imagining right now...

...that world you control?

That place can be as real as any pain.

I don't want her to remember a thing.

Don't worry, she won't even remember

her name when I'm done with her.


Get that thing away from me.

Get it away from me.

Where is my mind?

And shut off that damn music.

Undo these straps.

Don't forget my ankles.


Is there a problem, Sweet Pea?

This is a joke, right?

Don't you get the point of this?

It's to turn people on.

I get the sexy little schoolgirl.

I even get the helpless mental patient,

right? That can be hot.

But what is this?

Lobotomized vegetable?

How about something a little more

commercial, for God's sakes?

Sweet Pea,

could you come here, please?

You gotta help me.

I'm the star of the show, remember?

I'll figure something out.

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Zack Snyder

Zachary Edward "Zack" Snyder is an American filmmaker, best known for his action, superhero, and science fiction films. Snyder made his feature film debut with the 2004 remake of the horror film Dawn of the Dead. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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