Special Synopsis
A comic-book aficionado (Michael Rapaport) believes that he has superhuman powers.
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80

Film Threat

By Eric Campos
This is a weird little movie, and it's an interesting trip accompanying Dick Ritchie on his transformation.
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80

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
The movie loses its way toward the end, shifting from wry black comedy to slightly overdone pathos. But there's plenty here to appreciate,...
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75

The A.V. Club

By Scott Tobias
Special recalls a minor-key "Donnie Darko," but its vision is much more limited, and it sinks into Indiewood cliché whenever it reaches for...
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58

Entertainment Weekly

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Thanks to Rapaport's brio in embracing the hero's drug-induced delusions, the movie is less a failure than a noble experiment gone awry.
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50

Village Voice

All that's left then is a miserablist analogue to M. Night Shyamalan's "Unbreakable," a sad portrait of paranoid delusion with wipe-out...
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50

The New York Times

By Nathan Lee
Either way, it doesn’t quite go far enough as psychological study or cultural commentary.
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38

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Rappaport does a yeoman's job in this tonally confused oddity. The wonder is that Hal Haberman and Jeremy Passmore's Special is making it...
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Rated R | For language, some violence and brief drug use
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 15+ Eccentric, depressing thriller won't grab teens' attention.
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