Mystery Men - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Mystery Men Reviews

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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

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.
Rob Gonsalves
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
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.
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-
Kate Manning
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 3/4
Ron Wells
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
Stiller, Macy, and Garofalo are a joy to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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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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Simon Houpt
Globe and Mail
March 22, 2002
Surprisingly, this spoof's heart is genuinely warm.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
February 28, 2002
A zany and hilarious comedy about a wannabe band of superheroes.
Andrew Howe
Film Written Magazine
April 2, 2001
An exuberant, hugely enjoyable romp.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review
February 14, 2001
There should be no mystery as to why this movie is so funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 1, 2001
It isn't quite a good movie, but I do admire the effort, and the spirit, that went into it.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Douglas Konecky
January 1, 2000
Excellently conceived and brought to fruition.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Crafty, witty.
Scott Renshaw
Scott Renshaw's Screening Room
January 1, 2000
The comedy is blissfully perfect!
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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