• Released
  • April 1, 2011
  • (Limited NY/LA 4/1; Expands 4/8)
  • R , 1 hr 36 min
  • Art House/Foreign
    Comedy
75

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Joe Williams
The libido and bloodlust flowing from the pint-size Page is the funniest thing in the movie, but elsewhere, the mix of the goofy and ghastly is hard to digest.
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Smart, sick, and subversive, Super gives you what you want only to make you wonder why you want it.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
It's really a one-joke movie, but the joke is a good one.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
A giddily over-the-top, super-entertaining goof on the Everyman crimefighter flick written and directed with evident relish by James Gunn.
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63

New Orleans Times-Picayune

By Mike Scott
Despite the derivative nature and low production values of Super, there are laughs in the at-times ragged script.
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63

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
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.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
Wilson is basically playing an even more feckless version of his "Office" character, Dwight, another intense and self-deluded doofus. It's a character that works better in smaller doses.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Shot on the cheap, with cheesy animated credits and comic-panel "Bams!" and "Pows!" splashed across the screen, Super has a jokey, low-rent quality (or lack of quality) that could be endearing, if Wilson's performance weren't so nihilistically dull, and if there were somebody in the picture who had a soul.
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50

Movieline

Ultimately the movie ridicules the culture that compels what Cedric the Entertainer calls grown-ass men to dress up like comic-book characters, as well as the Christian attempts to co-opt that culture.
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40

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
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.
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50 out of 100
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