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Super Reviews

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Scott Foundas
Film Comment Magazine
June 20, 2013
Gunn's movie is an ingeniously nasty concoction that feeds the cult of superhero fandom back into itself.
Amy Curtis
We Got This Covered
June 2, 2013
Great dark humor and enjoyable performances make this one a winner. Surprisingly, the animated sequences also work quite well.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Matt Looker
September 25, 2012
[Not] an easily digestible movie but this is ... the point - in a world where everything isn't as cut and dry as 'good versus evil', rationality is increasingly rare.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
R. L. Shaffer
January 29, 2012
Super can be very affecting and emotionally disturbing, which might not suit everyone's tastes, but it's also an absorbing, bleak and sometimes funny deviation from the usual superhero fodder.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
December 29, 2011
I liked Super more than I did Defendor. . . .
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Jordan Farley
SFX Magazine
September 16, 2011
Super is the sudden kick in the crotch this summer of square-jawed superheroes never knew it needed.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Simon Foster
August 30, 2011
Super is a film infused with that impossibly compelling mix of deeply empathic insights, disturbingly-visualised violence and goodwill-rousing positive energy.
Thomas Caldwell
Cinema Autopsy
August 13, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jason Best
Movie Talk
August 2, 2011
Both [Super & Kick-Ass] feature ... crazy vigilantes ... but whereas Kick-Ass disguised its unsettling subtext beneath a hip and stylish surface, the scuzzy, low-budget Super forces the viewer to confront its disturbing side head on.
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray
July 17, 2011
Not simple knockabout fun ... and therein lies both the attraction and the challenge.
Anton Bitel
Little White Lies
July 7, 2011
Super is funny alright, but only because, in the moral and emotional disorientation that it so skilfully conjures, nervous laughter seems the only option.
Simon Kinnear
Total Film
July 7, 2011
A bold superhero Taxi Driver, but for every viewer revelling in its savage satire, another will see a cynical, uncertain mess.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jamie Russell
Radio Times
July 7, 2011
It's abhorrent, hilarious and destined for cult status.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
July 6, 2011
Basically, if you thought Kick-Ass wasn't wrong enough, then this is the movie for you.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Philip Wilding
Empire Magazine
July 4, 2011
A brilliant twist on the everyman crime-fighter genre, as violent and human as it is funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Robbie Collin
News of the World
July 3, 2011
Super's arriving in UK cinemas only now, to avoid any direct comparisons with Matthew Vaughn's brilliant Kick-Ass. So naturally that's why there's a massive "MUCH BETTER THAN KICK-ASS" quote on the poster.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
June 30, 2011
Writer-director Gunn gleefully subverts genre expectations with this superhero movie that goes way against the grain. And what makes it worth seeing is the fact that every scene is grounded in reality.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Andy Klein
Brand X
May 17, 2011
Much of the movie is styled as a romp, with comic-book effects, including crudely animated credits accompanied by power pop. ... But often [director Gunn] shows us hideously realistic wounds, way more disturbing than you expect in a superhero flick.
Jimmy O
Film Snobs
May 11, 2011
An Interesting, Shocking Look at the Religiosity of the Superhero Myth.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
April 28, 2011
Just as you dismiss it as witless superhero parody, it switches gears in a way not especially subtle but for which you are unprepared. And when it finally declares itself to be a genre film, the surprise is that it's not the genre you thought.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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