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Mystery Men Reviews

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Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
September 29, 2012
Even with its super cast, the slow-moving 'Mystery Men' falters in its attempt to spoof comic book heroes.
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
May 7, 2012
It is good that the film has charm, for after a certain point it doesn't necessarily have anything else.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 26, 2010
Witty comic-book story is edgy, with lots of potty humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Film4
July 15, 2010
Hugely entertaining -- especially for those with a thing for superheroes.
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Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader
July 15, 2010
The characters have been designed to make fun of themselves, disguising the craft of writer Neil Cuthbert and director Kinka Usher in getting us to laugh at them.
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
November 16, 2009
Fails to come up with worthy gags and one-liners for the able cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
August 25, 2008
An instant cult comedy that doesn't walk or talk like anything else out there.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007
How many laughs can you get out of a handful of one-joke characters? Well, if your ensemble contains the talents of Janeane Garofalo, William H. Macy, Hank Azaria and Ben Stiller, the answer is: a lot.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Shane Burridge
rec.arts.movies.reviews
July 6, 2006
The Just-Us League of America
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Usher's amiable spoof of superhero movies takes a brave stab at rewriting the mythology from the inside out, with lots of witty, mildly subversive stuff.
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
So much time is spent in getting to know everyone, the jokes are few and far between when they should be fast and furious.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
January 15, 2005
If as a kid you ever put on a costume and imagined you were a superhero, you should have a perfectly good time with this movie.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Steve Murray
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
February 21, 2004
Mystery Men is like its hapless heroes. It's a wannabe that has the best intentions -- including a pronounced anti-gun stance -- but none of the knack it takes to save the day, or itself.
Scott A. Mantz
Scott Mantz' Movie Reviews
February 4, 2003
Director Usher should have spent a little more time in the editing room.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
December 8, 2002
...better than sitting at home on a hot summer night watching the sitcoms. Or maybe it's exactly like sitting at home on a hot summer night watching the sitcoms
Full Review| Original Score: C
Ron Wells
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
Stiller, Macy, and Garofalo are a joy to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jonathan Romney
Sight and Sound
December 2, 2002
A desperately hit-and-miss affair.
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
As hip as this dud thinks it is, it's not fooling me.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
August 21, 2002
The movie is so slow and so obsessed with its own jokes that it is ultimately disappointing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
Bob Graham
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
This bunch achieves peaks of sublime nuttiness.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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