Death of a Superhero Reviews

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Donald Clarke
Irish Times
November 30, 2012
The latest release from Ian Fitzgibbon, director of A Film with Me in It, does work hard - and responsibly - at injecting colour into this most troubling of scenarios.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mike Scott
Times-Picayune
June 22, 2012
This sick-kid drama is well-made enough, but ultimately too familiar to resonate.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
May 3, 2012
Much of this film quickly vanishes from memory, but there's some gold here. That's pretty much the message about life itself in "Death of a Superhero."
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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May 3, 2012
Charming, raunchy and improbably uplifting.
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Noel Murray
AV Club
May 3, 2012
Fitzgibbon's cast is excellent, and the movie's animated interludes liven up what could've been thoroughly pat.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Perri Nemiroff
Movies.com
May 2, 2012
Pairing of drawings and live-action material help us get into Donald's head, but in a tamer manner, something that highlights the hope and makes it an enjoyable watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 30, 2012
"A synchronous coming-of-age/coming-of-death story, the teen's complex mindset comes at us by way of an inventive live-action/graphics mix. Like the boy, the film steadfastly steers clear of the mawkish."
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Kenji Fujishima
Slant Magazine
April 28, 2012
A generally affecting and occasionally insightful drama about the ways people handle an awareness of mortality.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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John Anderson
Variety
February 23, 2012
Pic sidesteps cloying sentimentality and heavy-handedness with the help of a solid cast.
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