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
Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
Top Critic
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
Andrew Lapin
NPR
Top Critic
May 3, 2012

Charming, raunchy and improbably uplifting.

Noel Murray
AV Club
Top Critic
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
Kimberly Gadette
Doddle
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
John Anderson
Variety
Top Critic
February 23, 2012

Pic sidesteps cloying sentimentality and heavy-handedness with the help of a solid cast.

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