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The Super Mario Bros. Reviews

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Ralph Novak
People Magazine

There are none of the game's hidden pleasures, such as booby traps or treasure caches, and the casting is peculiar.

Full Review Source: People Magazine

May 30, 2013
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

| Original Score: 1/5

October 14, 2002
James Berardinelli
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As everyone knows, arcade-style diversions are not known for strong, original narratives or well-developed characters. In that sense, this film is worthy of its inspiration.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 1.5/4

January 1, 2000
Scott Weinberg

| Original Score: 1/5

July 25, 2002
Stephen Hunter
Baltimore Sun

Devotees of the game may derive some pleasure from seeing its obstacles given quasi-flesh and set in motion, but that inert pleasure soon pales in a torrent of none-too-special effects, confusing story line and characters without personalities.

Full Review Source: Baltimore Sun | Original Score: 2/4

May 30, 2013
Lawrence Cohn
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Wildly overproduced and derivative.

Full Review Source: Variety

March 26, 2009
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

As the ad campaign helpfully pointed out, "this ain't no game, it's a live-action thrill ride." Half-true: it is surely not a game, for it is typically held that games are pleasurable.

Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy | Original Score: 2/10

May 30, 2010
Rebecca Murray

| Original Score: 1/5

October 1, 2003
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye

Super Mario Bros. is about as playful and challenging as an unplugged pinball machine.

| Original Score: 1/5

May 27, 2003
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

| Original Score: 0/5

February 17, 2003
Michael Wilmington
Los Angeles Times
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Ultimately, it's one more stop in the arcade, beckoning, waiting to soak up time and money.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2/5

May 30, 2013
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Scenery rushes by, noise blares, characters pop up wearing new costumes that they couldn't possibly have had time to change into as they eluded their adversaries.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 1.5/4

May 30, 2013
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

| Original Score: 1/5

October 9, 2005
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views

| Original Score: 1/5

September 29, 2003
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

| Original Score: 2/5

January 30, 2003
Gerry Shamray
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They should have used cheat codes to make this a winner.

| Original Score: 2/5

February 6, 2003
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

| Original Score: 1/4

April 30, 2003
Hollis Chacona
Austin Chronicle

The movie is the trailer, shown over and over and over again.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 1.5/5

January 1, 2000
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

If the very expensive special-effects extravaganza Super Mario Bros. is any indication, we probably won't be seeing Legend of Zelda: The Movie very soon.

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City

January 1, 2000
Greg Muskewitz

While it isn't as bad as it was initially built up to be, it is an early example of why videogames don't make good movies.

| Original Score: 2/5

July 10, 2003
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