Mystery Men Reviews

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September 29, 2012
Even with its super cast, the slow-moving 'Mystery Men' falters in its attempt to spoof comic book heroes.
May 7, 2012
It is good that the film has charm, for after a certain point it doesn't necessarily have anything else.
December 26, 2010
Witty comic-book story is edgy, with lots of potty humor.
July 15, 2010
Hugely entertaining -- especially for those with a thing for superheroes.
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.
November 16, 2009
Fails to come up with worthy gags and one-liners for the able cast.
August 25, 2008
An instant cult comedy that doesn't walk or talk like anything else out there.
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.
July 6, 2006
The Just-Us League of America
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.
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.
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.
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.
May 20, 2003
February 4, 2003
Director Usher should have spent a little more time in the editing room.
January 29, 2003
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
December 8, 2002
Stiller, Macy, and Garofalo are a joy to watch.
December 2, 2002
A desperately hit-and-miss affair.
September 10, 2002
As hip as this dud thinks it is, it's not fooling me.
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