Mystery Men Reviews

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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.
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.
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.
June 18, 2002
This bunch achieves peaks of sublime nuttiness.
March 22, 2002
Surprisingly, this spoof's heart is genuinely warm.
January 1, 2000
Formulaic but fun!
January 1, 2000
Mystery Men begins terrifically, then dwindles away to overextended ordinariness in its action sequences.
January 1, 2000
A funny, funky superhero spoof with an amusing premise, a lot of clever gags and a super-hip cast.
January 1, 2000
A kiddie-level clunker!
January 1, 2000
A good example of what happens when a movie becomes what it should be jabbing.
January 1, 2000
Once the team is assembled, Mystery Men kicks into high gear, with a steady blast of sophomoric humor that rarely lets up.
January 1, 2000
A refreshing, oddball summer entertainment with a sharp sense of humor.
January 1, 2000
Could use a little more brain, and a little less spleen.
January 1, 2000
It's the details that make Mystery Men such a goofy good time!
January 1, 2000
An overproduced summer bombast.
January 1, 2000
Stretched far too thin for its meager plot, broad characters and lame running jokes.
January 1, 2000
Call Mystery Men a sketchbook in search of a movie; it's still a super idea in a summer of flackery.
January 1, 2000
This droopy action comedy saps Hollywood's best comic actors of their superpowers.
January 1, 2000
A long, shapeless, undisciplined mess!
January 1, 2000
Mystery Men isn't just clever - it's genuinely funny, as well!
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