Superheroes (2011)

Superheroes (2011)

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For anyone who ever doubted the existence of real life superheroes, this profile of everyday masked crusaders who seek to fight crime and protect average citizens proves that one needn't have superhuman abilities to make a difference in their communities. Take a trip to San Diego, where the neon and camouflage clad Mr. Extreme prowls the streets in a quest to quell violent crime. Meanwhile, the openly gay Zimmer - a member of The New York Initiative - fuses his love of computer science and technology in his noble quest to clean up the crime-ridden streets of Brooklyn, N.Y. Somewhere in the same city, the fearless Dark Guardian risks his own personal safety to confront drug dealers in broad daylight. The final hero profiled goes by the name of Life. To Life, compassion is the key to making the world a better place, and he puts this belief into practice by providing the homeless with the basic necessities needed to survive on the streets. Though some may laugh at the homemade costumes donned by these committed Good Samaritans, few will deny their unyielding humanity, and their fearless devotion to justice in the face of violence and lawlessness.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Comedy , Documentary , Special Interest
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Studio:
Cinedigm

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Critic Reviews for Superheroes

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (1)

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Full Review… | October 6, 2011
New York Times
Top Critic

Think of "Superheroes" as a real-life "Kick-Ass," with more community outreach and far less acute injury.

Full Review… | October 6, 2011
New York Times
Top Critic

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Full Review… | May 14, 2012
Shockya.com

A downright annoying and excruciating documentary...

Full Review… | November 27, 2011
Cinema Crazed

Humorous and well-rounded. More about the problems of the world ... that lead to the necessity for these [superheroes] to pop up in cities across the nation.

Full Review… | November 17, 2011

Biased but fun, Mike Barnett's sympathy towards his subjects lends itself to a goofy, funny and terribly uplifting call to arms.

Full Review… | October 18, 2011
Film4

Audience Reviews for Superheroes

Very funny and also touching; Barnett does a good job portraying his subjects in an unbiased light, and they come across as very weird people with some questionable methods, but also sincere, likeable people who clearly have a passion for what they're doing.

Josh Anderson
Josh Anderson
½

It's quite an interesting documentary about people who dress up as superheroes to "protect the innocents". I think despite their attempts at trying to be cool and do something for the society, they should really take care of themselves first. Don't let larping goes out of control! I liked the editing of the film, the use of narration and comic sans were quite well done. It's both entertaining and insightful, highly recommended to be watched for a good laugh.

Sylvester Kuo
Sylvester Kuo

Super Reviewer

½

At times I disliked both the police' and superhero's perspectives. However, it was pretty interesting to see people who live like superheros.

Joseph Frusetta
Joseph Frusetta

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