• Released
  • April 1, 2011
  • (Limited NY/LA 4/1; Expands 4/8)
  • R , 1 hr 36 min
  • Art House/Foreign
Super Synopsis
An average guy takes on the pseudo-superhero alter ego of The Crimson Bolt, after watching his wife fall under the spell of a charming drug dealer.
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Critic Ratings


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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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...
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Entertainment Weekly

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

By Roger Ebert
I'm all for movies that create unease, but I prefer them to appear to know why they're doing that. Super is a film ending in narrative...
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Ultimately the movie ridicules the culture that compels what Cedric the Entertainer calls grown-ass men to dress up like comic-book...
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By alexmalmberg
I just watched this at the US release. It's awsome. Not for kids, the squeamish or uptight. It's bloody and violent, but it is Important to the plot. It Isn't like the other movies people will...

"Super" Review

By Derrick Deane
Do not think this movie is just another Kick-***. Yes, it's an underdog, Joe Schmoe donning a homemade superhero outfit and fighting crime movie, but Super is way darker and way weirder (tentacle...

Too good to not get wide release

By jqavins
When I heard about Super I thought that, even after Watchmen and Kick-A**, there might be more mileage left in the normal-person-dons-costume-fights-crime theme. The trailer made it look weirder and...

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Super frickin awesome!

By jellojoe
I saw this movie at the Brattle theater sneak preview in Harvard Square, and got to hear a Q/A with James Gunn afterwards. I definitely enjoyed this film. Like others have said, it is not for...

By jillianne6
Violent movie with a great message about being a good person and doing the right thing....


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By slchavira
Super is a movie that I enjoyed very much. It was funny and extremely twisted. It was light-hearted at times, and extremely dark at other times. Watch the trailer, if this type of film interests you...

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Rated R | For Strong bloody violence, pervasive language, sexual content and drug use
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