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Super's intriguing premise and talented cast are drowned in a blood-red sea of graphic violence, jarring tonal shifts, and thinly written characters. Read critic reviews

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  • Feb 13, 2017
    Working pretty well as a sympathetic character study centered on a righteous man who believes he is on a divine mission from God, this inspired movie is like a sassy brother of Kick-Ass: oddly funny, amusing and making no concessions regarding its amount of violence.
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  • Jun 03, 2016
    James Gunn has never let me down before, so I wasn't surprised that I enjoyed Super. In terms of tone, it sits somewhere a little bit darker than Kick-Ass, but a little bit lighter than Defendor (both of which were also great movies).
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  • Dec 10, 2013
    Alright. Pretty messed up, but still interesting to watch. It's like you can't look away. Great cast, but I wished the writers had cut back sometimes. It's hard to empathize with a hero if he's beating the living shit out of people for stupid stuff.
    Stephen S Super Reviewer
  • Jul 23, 2013
    This is such an under appreciated movie. It's not a dumb fun "what if a normal guy dressed in a suit and fought crime" like Kickass was. It's a tale of self-discovery and not only that but a disturbing yet funny look at morality and other themes. Rainn Wilson is perfectly cast in this movie as the well-meaning yet psychotic Frank Darbo (aka The Crimson Bolt). Also, the rest of the cast is great too. I thought Kevin Bacon was great as the bad guy. It's a very dark movie but at the same time very funny and entertaining. It gets you thinking "should I be rooting for this psychopath or should I be frightened?". It's a movie that makes you think and I believe the reason people disregard it so much is because they think it was going to be like Kickass. There is a lot more to it than that. Overall- An extremely underrated "superhero" movie that makes you laugh while making you feel emotional. I watched it twice and it was much better a second time. Letter Grade: A-
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