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The Super Mario Bros. Reviews

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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
May 30, 2013
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 | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Michael Wilmington
Los Angeles Times
May 30, 2013
Ultimately, it's one more stop in the arcade, beckoning, waiting to soak up time and money.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times
May 30, 2013
Unfortunately, the highlights are sporadic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Lawrence Cohn
Variety
March 26, 2009
Wildly overproduced and derivative.
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Stephen Garrett
Time Out
February 9, 2006
It will baffle kids, bore adolescents, and depress adults.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
This film's two directors and three screenwriters have clearly tried hard to breathe life into their nonstory, to the point where the film's intensity seems more crazy than cynical.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
This movie, which was directed by music video whiz kids Rocky Morton and Annabel Jankel, is sweet and funny and full of bright invention. In short, it's a blast.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
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 | Original Score: 1.5/4