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June 22, 2012
This sick-kid drama is well-made enough, but ultimately too familiar to resonate.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 18, 2017
... a thoughtful, insightful, even philosophical portrait of lives worth living, regardless of timeframe.
November 30, 2012
The latest release from Ian Fitzgibbon, director of A Film with Me in It, does work hard - and responsibly - at injecting colour into this most troubling of scenarios.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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May 3, 2012
Charming, raunchy and improbably uplifting.
April 28, 2012
A generally affecting and occasionally insightful drama about the ways people handle an awareness of mortality.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 2, 2012
Pairing of drawings and live-action material help us get into Donald's head, but in a tamer manner, something that highlights the hope and makes it an enjoyable watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 30, 2012
"A synchronous coming-of-age/coming-of-death story, the teen's complex mindset comes at us by way of an inventive live-action/graphics mix. Like the boy, the film steadfastly steers clear of the mawkish."
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
February 23, 2012
Pic sidesteps cloying sentimentality and heavy-handedness with the help of a solid cast.
May 3, 2012
Fitzgibbon's cast is excellent, and the movie's animated interludes liven up what could've been thoroughly pat.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
May 3, 2012
Much of this film quickly vanishes from memory, but there's some gold here. That's pretty much the message about life itself in "Death of a Superhero."
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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