Superstar Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 28, 2010
Even SNL fans will find this movie too long.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Dennis Harvey
May 19, 2008
A pleasant surprise.
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Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader
May 19, 2008
Contrasting the erotic with the disgusting is usually provocative and can be funny, but not in this underdog comedy.
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
Mary Katherine Gallagher takes a little getting used to for the unwitting viewer. She grows on you, though, and, despite yourself, you get to like her quirky ways.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Jim Shelby
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
This movie manages to have more touching and hilarious moments than most schlock comedies could hope for.
| Original Score: 3/4
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
Much more enjoyable than the sketches on which it is based, and Shannon's performance is brimming with fun and energy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Chris Gore
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
I've seen this sketch numerous times on SNL -- it isn't funny at five minutes, at 90 minutes it's unbearable.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
"Saturday Night Live"-sketch-turned-film is slight -- and surprisingly enjoyable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Scott Weinberg
October 6, 2002
Seriously awful one-joke stupidity.
| Original Score: 1/5
Christine James
Boxoffice Magazine
June 25, 2002
In the higher middle of producer Lorne Michaels' cinematic oeuvre.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Doug Saunders
Globe and Mail
March 22, 2002
A stick-figure Rembrandt that provides neither the quick surreal poke of a TV satire nor the full lustre of an actual movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review
February 14, 2001
Bikini waxing and pulling chin hairs is much more enjoyable.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 1, 2001
While the plot is well-worn and somewhat clumsily put together, the fine performance of Shannon as the main character powers the movie along pretty well until the film stumbles to its predictable conclusion.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Gary Brown
Houston Community Newspapers
January 1, 2000
Weighing in at 82 minutes, it's nothing more than a one-joke SNL skit stretched into a full-length motion picture.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
A funny character with a couple of trademark catchphrases does not on its own constitute a funny movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Thom Bennett
Film Journal International
January 1, 2000
Just picture an SNL skit that doesn't know when to end, with no musical guest or at least a few commercials to break up the monotony, and you begin to get the idea.
Scott A. Mantz
Scott Mantz' Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
There are some pretty goofy moments here, but the movie looks like it was just thrown together as a quickie to capitalize on SNL's anniversary.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Tom Maurstad
Dallas Morning News
January 1, 2000
Simply stated, there's not a movie's worth of story here.
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Phoebe Flowers
Miami Herald
January 1, 2000
Watching Molly Shannon make out with a tree is amusing, but not even someone of her comic endurance can drag out that joke for the entire doddering length of Superstar.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
January 1, 2000
The Superstar script is often dumb, sometimes derivative and frequently mean.
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