Super Reviews

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June 20, 2013
Gunn's movie is an ingeniously nasty concoction that feeds the cult of superhero fandom back into itself.
July 8, 2011
Thanks to Wilson's ridiculously nerdish ambition, and a lively performance from Page, there are laughs to be had, but it could have been a funnier parody.
July 8, 2011
Writer-director James Gunn eventually loses control of the tone, which slips from deadpan to deadly and trashes what little amusement there was in a finale of gruesome violence.
July 7, 2011
As black comedy, it works reasonably well some of the time, with plenty of black but not much comedy.
July 6, 2011
Offers genuine empathy with the put-upon protagonist's longing for justice, yet plays the bloody ramifications for cartoonish fun.
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.
April 29, 2011
Super is a tonal hash, awkwardly skipping beats from bleak to boisterous, cartoonish to gruesome, and the actors, too, seem to be playing at different speeds, with Page's insufferable screechiness poorly squaring with Wilson's glum poker face.
April 15, 2011
Super just doesn't fly.
April 15, 2011
This movie is too pedestrian for camp, and too scattershot for an action comedy.
April 15, 2011
"Super" could use the certitude of its hero, but the weapon it wields instead is a scalpel to see what's inside us.
April 14, 2011
A sense of style can make up for a lot at the movies. But James Gunn's brutal new comedy-thriller, "Super," succeeds only in demonstrating that without it, you may not have much of anything.
April 14, 2011
Could be endearing, if Wilson's performance weren't so nihilistically dull, and if there were somebody in the picture who had a soul.
April 8, 2011
A tonally inconsistent comedy that nevertheless features one of my absolute favorite performances of the year so far and enough interesting ideas to warrant a look.
April 8, 2011
Super plunges into nihilistic despair in its third act. This isn't a black comedy because it isn't a comedy. It's a trick played on our expectations, I concede, but to what end?
April 7, 2011
Wilson does amusingly steely work, while Page goes bonkers, giving her gleeful nut job one of the more memorable horselaughs in recent American film history.
April 4, 2011
As a movie, Super is unfocused and bafflingly inconsistent. It is also the most genuinely surprising new release I've seen in a long time.
April 4, 2011
The spectacle soon wearies and repels.
April 4, 2011
For all its indie posturing, Super feels as callow as any other big studio flick to court Comic Con: A B-movie splatter flick dressed up as a critique, dressed up as a black comedy, dressed up as a spoof, and capped with an ironic epilogue.
April 1, 2011
We root for Frank even though his antics as the Crimson Bolt become more and more extreme as the film goes along, especially after Boltie joins the team, keeping things in an insane moralistic grey area that's thought-provoking and invigorating.
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