Mystery Men - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Mystery Men Reviews

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Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
January 1, 2000
Great concept, stale on dialogue; strong climax.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
John Paul Powell
Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000
Mystery Men takes forever to set things up and finish things off.
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
January 1, 2000
Absolutely everybody onscreen is having a ball.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Guy MacPherson
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
There are enough laughs to recommend Mystery Men.
Full Review | Original Score: 76/100
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Gary Dauphin
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
Sharp, imaginative.
Cynthia Fuchs
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000
The erratically funny film feels more like Stiller and his friends got together to get paid for messing around.
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
January 1, 2000
The idea behind Mystery Men is an inspired gag with enough energy to fuel a comic sketch but not a two-hour movie.
Madeleine Williams
Cinematter
January 1, 2000
Mystery Men is a worthwhile diversion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Erik Childress
eFilmCritic.com
January 1, 2000
An overlooked gem.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
January 1, 2000
Something of a hit-and-miss affair; but for me the hits clearly outnumbered the misses.
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
January 1, 2000
It simply just isn't all that funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
A loud, frenetic, fitfully witty spoof of super-hero sagas.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today
January 1, 2000
An overproduced summer bombast.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Gleefully, goofily over-the-top.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000
Strenuously unfunny!
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
January 1, 2000
This is the kind of movie I would give my life for, if my life spared the world from seeing garbage like this.

Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
For a movie that seems to be spoofing such comic-book based action films as Batman, etc., Mystery Men is a delightful change of pace.
Jesse Hassenger
Filmcritic.com
January 1, 2000
Mystery Men winds up paying clever but vaguely sincere tribute to the idea of superheroes -- that marginal talents can come together for the greater good. Their actual talents being far greater, the filmmakers make it look easy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
January 1, 2000
Those in the mood for an offbeat satire with a gifted cast will have a surprisingly good time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Chris Grunden
Film Journal International
January 1, 2000
Usher ... can't quite focus the chaotic goings-on in Champion City, and a sharply satirical script gets buried under some over-the-top action sequences.
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