Super Reviews

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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 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.
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
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
A lot less funny than it sounds.
April 1, 2011
"Super" starts off feeling like a cult comedy you might catch during a midnight film festival. But since Gunn never nails his tone, the concept makes more sense than the execution.
April 1, 2011
Most of the time it isn't clear whether Gunn is critiquing violence or celebrating it.
March 31, 2011
"Super" flings around its dingy shocks with little feel for context, wit or filmmaking skill.
March 31, 2011
Shows us a nebbish who becomes a costumed crime fighter without telling us anything interesting about nebbishes or crime fighters.
March 31, 2011
"Super" rides on the carefully bent performances of its stars.
March 31, 2011
Of all the entries in the average-schmo-tries-to-be-a-superhero genre - and that would certainly include last year's "Kick-Ass'' - "Super'' succeeds the best by putting its audience in the most uncomfortable position.
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