Mystery Men

1999, Comedy/Fantasy, 2h 0m

104 Reviews 100,000+ Ratings

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Absurd characters and quirky gags are brought to life by a talented cast, providing this superhero spoof with lots of laughs. Read critic reviews

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Champion City already has a superhero, the appropriately named Captain Amazing (Greg Kinnear), but that doesn't deter the city's seven quirky amateur crime-fighters, who use the Captain's capture at the hands of villain Casanova Frankenstein (Geoffrey Rush) as motivation to prove themselves. The only problem is that their strange powers -- silverware hurling, bowling, shovel skills, incompetent invisibility and deadly flatulence -- aren't doing them any favors.

Cast & Crew

Hank Azaria
The Blue Raja
William H. Macy
The Shoveller
Kel Mitchell
The Invisible Boy
Paul Reubens
The Spleen
Ben Stiller
Mr. Furious
Wes Studi
The Sphinx
Greg Kinnear
Lance Hunt, Captain Amazing
Lena Olin
Dr. Annabel Leek
Geoffrey Rush
Casanova Frankenstein
Tom Waits
Dr. A. Heller
Claire Forlani
Monica the Waitress
Ricky Jay
Victor Weems
Louise Lasser
Violet, The Blue Raja's Mom
Robert Engelman
Executive Producer
Greg Camp
Original Music
Shirley Walker
Original Music
Stephen Warbeck
Original Music
Mark Mothersbaugh
Original Music
Stephen H. Burum
Cinematographer
Kirk M. Petruccelli
Production Design
Barry Chusid
Art Direction
Victor J. Zolfo
Set Decoration
Marilyn Vance
Costume Designer
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  • Aug 19, 2013
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  • Jul 01, 2013
    "Mystery Men" is a fully functional superhero spoof with an above average, comedic cast and a Burton-esque view at the underbelly of a city. Ben Stiller leads the ragtag gang of misfits with "special powers" which include wielding a shovel, throwing forks, and flatulation. No one stands out, no one really has a chance to shine and you could probably think of a handful of better actors that could have knocked these parts out of the park. Instead, we're left with a completely average action-comedy with a self-aware abuse of the genre and a tongue-in-cheek demeanor. Catapulting the song "All Star" by Smash Mouth, that's about the most memorable element to come out of this film, including a quick, but humorous cameo by Dane Cook.
    Christopher H Super Reviewer
  • Jun 24, 2013
    This would be successful if it was made today. The innocence and playfulness would be lost and this is why the film is a lost gem. Guilty pleasure or cult film, call it what you will. This is full of talent and they all look like are having fun. The film is a weird mix of humour and dark humour, but I honestly feel time has been very kind to this film. The film came out and was ahead of its time, much like other similar themed comic book style storylines over the years. If you have the chance, I highly recommend having another viewing of this film. 13/08/2019
    Brendan N Super Reviewer
  • Jun 17, 2013
    Its like 30 minutes too long and I think one or two re-writes of the script would have made a world of improvement but the film is still a funny, effective spoof of the superhero genre. I love the cast and the fact that the visual design is somewhere between "Blade Runner" and Schumacher's Batman films.
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