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Sidekick

Sidekick (2005)

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Release Date: Oct 1, 2005 Wide

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When mild mannered computer consultant and comic book fanatic Normal Neale discovers that his coworker Victor Ventura has telekinetic abilities, he makes it his mission to help Victor refine his powers and become a genuine superhero. Sure Norman may know his way around a computer, but his true passions in life are comic books and Andrea - the pretty office receptionist who who's never even cast him a second glance. Every night Norman goes home to his empty apartment and dreams of fighting crime

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Michael Sparaga

Jun 10, 2008

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Sidekick improves through every one of its later scenes, building and building to something wildly original.

August 27, 2008 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
eFilmCritic.com

After seeing it, I wonder why someone didn't think of this particular idea before.

May 29, 2008 Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope
Laramie Movie Scope

In a perfect antidote to this summer's pretentious, superhero extravaganzas, Sidekick is a sweet, indie spoof of the genre. ... It's consistently cute.

May 21, 2008 Full Review Source: Internet Reviews
Internet Reviews

One of the best superhero films I've ever seen...

October 6, 2007 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed
Cinema Crazed

A terrifically funny movie about a computer/comics nerd who learns of his co-worker's telekinetic powers and decides to train him.

December 29, 2006 Full Review Source: National Post
National Post

A twisted superhero story that has reportedly been purchased for a big-budget Hollywood remake, though this indie version is certainly good enough for multiplexes.

December 29, 2006 Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid
Combustible Celluloid

Mesmo com a produção tecnicamente pobre (explicável pelo baixíssimo orçamento) e prejudicado pela direção amadora e pelo elenco irregular, o roteiro de Sparaga dá origem a um filme com charme e inteligência, embora pudesse ser melhorado.

December 4, 2006
Cinema em Cena

just as captivating as anything that opens with the Marvel comic's scrawl. This thing has real characters, real emotion, and mostly, real laughs.

November 24, 2006 Full Review Source: Moviehole
Moviehole

Has more to say about being a hero than most big movie productions, although having even a tiny bit of one of those blockbuster's budgets would have helped.

September 27, 2006 Full Review Source: Three Movie Buffs
Three Movie Buffs

You can easily tell that the budget was threadbare. In fact, the catering for the crew probably consisted of tap water and peanut-and-jelly sandwiches.

September 4, 2006 Full Review

Sidekick isn't a comedy so much as it is a twist on the genre. It's a solid little film, and I'll be curious to see what these filmmakers do next.

August 10, 2006
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...a lot of fun to watch, and I hope to see those involved continue to grow.

August 10, 2006 Full Review Source: LYTRules.com
LYTRules.com

...a far more accomplished and flat-out entertaining piece of work than some of its similarly-themed Hollywood brethren.

August 6, 2006 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
Reel Film Reviews

Even though I have read a comic or two in my life, it's not just for us nerds....It's a universal story. Honest.

June 9, 2006 Full Review Source: Movie Views

Audience Reviews for Sidekick

Woohoo! Score one for inventive Canadian cinema! Perry Mucci is so sweet and charming as Norman, and is wonderful especially in contrast to David Ingram's Victor. Norman, which slightly one-dimensional is endearing as the hopeless fanboy who clings to his co-worker. Victor is the most interesting character in this movie though, because little by little his true talent and, with them, colours start to show, all thanks to his nerdy little mentor. This movie may look like hell, but it's really pretty good.
March 23, 2008
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