New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
A genially mellow, consistently entertaining spoof.
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L.A. Weekly

By Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
An easygoing work of unforced humor built on gags that should be stupid, but are ultimately too ridiculous to resist.
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TV Guide

By Steve Simels
A very funny superhero spoof.
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The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
Terminally whimsical, it generates a steady current of humor, much of it off-color.
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Village Voice

By Michael Atkinson
Wittily conceived but clumsy as a newborn calf.
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Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
The Specials is an unfortunate name for a film that's anything but.
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By Derek Elley
A vulgar, Z-grade variant on last year's "Mystery Men" for those who didn't get their fill the first time around.
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Lame spoof.
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38 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
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