Super Reviews

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January 8, 2019
This critic recommends this idiosyncratic film -- as long as you aren't too bothered by the sight of men getting the life beaten out of them.
November 13, 2018
Super has confirmed that [Ellen Page] is indeed one of most talented young actors around.
June 20, 2013
Gunn's movie is an ingeniously nasty concoction that feeds the cult of superhero fandom back into itself.
June 2, 2013
Great dark humor and enjoyable performances make this one a winner. Surprisingly, the animated sequences also work quite well.
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.
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.
December 29, 2011
I liked Super more than I did Defendor. . . .
September 16, 2011
Super is the sudden kick in the crotch this summer of square-jawed superheroes never knew it needed.
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.
August 13, 2011
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.
July 17, 2011
Not simple knockabout fun ... and therein lies both the attraction and the challenge.
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.
July 7, 2011
A bold superhero Taxi Driver, but for every viewer revelling in its savage satire, another will see a cynical, uncertain mess.
July 7, 2011
It's abhorrent, hilarious and destined for cult status.
July 6, 2011
Basically, if you thought Kick-Ass wasn't wrong enough, then this is the movie for you.
July 4, 2011
A brilliant twist on the everyman crime-fighter genre, as violent and human as it is funny.
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.
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.
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.
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