• R, 1 hr. 31 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Jeff Daniels
    In Theaters:
    Jan 24, 2003 Wide
    On DVD:
    Aug 19, 2003
  • Purple Rose Films

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Super Sucker Reviews

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Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema

Simply put, this movie about sweeper salesmen is a comedic vacuum.

Full Review Source: Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema | Original Score: F

July 12, 2006
Rory L. Aronsky
Film Threat

'Hopefully, "Super Sucker" will be Jeff Daniels final foray into directing and writing. NO MORE!!!!! NO MORE!!!!!!'

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 1.5/5

March 31, 2005
Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online

Writer-Director Jeff Daniels comes up with about forty-five minutes of inspired silliness, but, eventually, Super Sucker winds up being a one-joke film, though, admittedly, that joke is often funnier than it should be.

Full Review Source: Nitrate Online

February 2, 2003
Blake French
Filmcritic.com

If you think you've seen every possibility for a sex comedy, then you haven't seen Super Sucker -- and thank your lucky stars for that.

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 2/5

January 26, 2003
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

There's only one joke in Super Sucker, but it's a good one.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 24, 2003
Tom Long
Detroit News
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Has a mad energy and proud idiocy that's impossible to deny.

| Original Score: B-

January 24, 2003
Jon Alon Walz
Boxoffice Magazine

The quirky and bizarre nature of the material would have been better suited to a director more nimble with absurd, broad and physical humor.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 1.5/5

January 24, 2003
John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
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Daniels obviously loves the medium and knows how to assemble a movie, but he needs to flesh out a story that could easily have been told between beers and burps at the Escanaba hunting camp.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 2/4

January 24, 2003
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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A terrible movie.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader | Original Score: 1/4

January 24, 2003
Jackie Loohauis
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Daniels shows his affection for Middle America in every Super Sucker scene and he proves he knows this turf down to the barn-wood paneling of Jackson City's steakhouse.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

January 23, 2003
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

a lively tale about competition, commerce, community values and, oh yeah, gross misuse of vacuum cleaner attachments.

Full Review Source: Kalamazoo Gazette

January 23, 2003
Allison Benedikt
Chicago Tribune
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Daniels turns to hackneyed stereotypes and easy plot lines, choosing to see the Midwest as a place where door-to-door salesmen rule the streets and bored housewives all lead unfulfilling cookie-cutter lives.

| Original Score: 1/4

January 23, 2003
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

It'd be nice to report that "Super Sucker" is an out-and-out triumph, instead of just being an okay to pretty good comedy.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 23, 2003

Film Threat

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 1.5/5

March 31, 2003
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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May 19, 2004

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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January 24, 2003
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