Mystery Men Reviews

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Madeleine Williams
Cinematter
January 1, 2000
Mystery Men is a worthwhile diversion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Erik Childress
eFilmCritic.com
January 1, 2000
An overlooked gem.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
A loud, frenetic, fitfully witty spoof of super-hero sagas.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Gleefully, goofily over-the-top.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5

Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
For a movie that seems to be spoofing such comic-book based action films as Batman, etc., Mystery Men is a delightful change of pace.
Jesse Hassenger
Filmcritic.com
January 1, 2000
Mystery Men winds up paying clever but vaguely sincere tribute to the idea of superheroes -- that marginal talents can come together for the greater good. Their actual talents being far greater, the filmmakers make it look easy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
January 1, 2000
Those in the mood for an offbeat satire with a gifted cast will have a surprisingly good time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jason Anderson
eye WEEKLY
January 1, 2000
The source material gets a richly deserved drubbing for its pretensions, but the resulting parody can't help but seem a bit glib and secondhand.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Keyes
Cinemaphile.org
January 1, 2000
Here it is, at last, something sharp and imaginative to save us from all those predictable summer blockbusters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Mary Kalin-Casey
Reel.com
January 1, 2000
It won't revive the flailing superhero genre, but it's a splendidly stupid indulgence that relentlessly raps at your funny bone.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
JoBlo
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
January 1, 2000
[A] mostly enjoyable and colorful comic-book hero spoof.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Douglas Konecky
culturevulture.net
January 1, 2000
Excellently conceived and brought to fruition.
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
January 1, 2000
Loaded with some witty lines, puns and visual gags!
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Top Critic
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
January 1, 2000
It's the details that make Mystery Men such a goofy good time!
Bob Strauss
Los Angeles Daily News
January 1, 2000
A dream comic ensemble and an almost foolproof satiric concept gets Mystery Men through.
Serena Donadoni
Orlando Weekly
January 1, 2000
Mystery Men's greatest resource -- its terrific actors -- have goofy charm to spare and really know how to put the punch in punchlines.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
January 1, 2000
A funny, funky superhero spoof with an amusing premise, a lot of clever gags and a super-hip cast.
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide
January 1, 2000
A loving parody!
| Original Score: 8/10
Sandra Ramani
Citysearch
January 1, 2000
A surprisingly layered and well-crafted film!
Jim Judy
Screen It!
January 1, 2000
Mystery Men not only offers a funny and satirical look at such 'serious' comic book adaptions, but also fills the void left by such films' absence.
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