Mystery Men Synopsis
Aspiring superheroes (Hank Azaria, Janeane Garofalo, William H. Macy) attempt to defeat a villain.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Bob Graham
Maybe it's no mystery how they did it, considering the aggregate comic talent, but this bunch achieves peaks of sublime nuttiness.
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78

Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
Gleefully, goofily over-the-top.
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

This spoof's heart is genuinely warm.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Mark Caro
They're a ragtag assembly for sure, and the results aren't pretty. But on a simple mission of entertainment, they get the job done.
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
At long last, someone has crafted a worthwhile superhero spoof.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
This hip send-up of the superhero lifestyle has a bunch of great comic bits from a group of great, eccentric talents, but not enough...
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60

Film Threat

By Ron Wells
At least the studio hired enough likable scene-stealing actors and comedians to carry the bloated carcass of this film over the course of...
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60

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
This loving parody is steeped in comic book trivia and lore: The more you know, the more heartfelt your response to the film is likely to...
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50

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
The movie will disappoint people expecting a genuine superhero epic or an over-the-top spoof. But those in the mood for an offbeat satire...
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
It's a long, shapeless, undisciplined mess, and every once in awhile it generates a big laugh.
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Rated PG-13
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 12+ Witty comic-book story is edgy, with lots of potty humor.
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