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3.1
1,486 Ratings

SUPER

Directed by James Gunn
United States, 2010
Comedy, Action

Synopsis

After his wife falls under the influence of a drug dealer, an everyday guy transforms himself into Crimson Bolt, a superhero with the best intentions, but lacking in heroic skills.

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SUPER Directed by James Gunn

What are people saying?

  • Bill Arceneaux's rating of the film SUPER

    Is He hearing voices, or has God chosen him to do his work? Frank can't know that for sure, unless He tries...

  • Posterocalypse's rating of the film SUPER

    'Taxi Driver' meets 'Kick Ass' is probably the best way I could describe this film. I loved every second of it up until the last 3 or 4 minutes, which was a little exposition heavy. Ellen Paige was fantastic as usual, and Rainn Wilson really made you empathize with a clearly unhinged anti-hero. Come for the ridiculously awesome animated intro and stay for the insane violence and comic tragedy.

  • anarresti's rating of the film SUPER

    Deranged, never leting itself be too light, and be just fun and harmless. Does not fall into Judge Dredd morals. We do get to see the paranoid aspect of escapist fantasy about superheroes. And the unavoidable violence of actually fullfiling the fantasy. The whole movie is about apreciating one's life for what it is, every single moment, and living it fully. Quite disturbing way to express (film) a nice idea.Good job.

  • film_lies101's rating of the film SUPER

    Zero laughs, acting was borderline pantomime, the satire is confused. A huge train-wreck of a film, such a huge disappointment after the awesome 'Slither'.

  • Mugino's rating of the film SUPER

    You either love or hate the uncomfortable, ugly, and even cringe-worthy circumstances that arise midway, leading to a conclusion that falls far short of ideal. Self-righteous vigilantism surely can't be without a moral cost, nor can broken people always become perfectly whole. This awkwardness is its strength IMO. Wilson gets to show wonderful dramatic range, proving he can carry a film. Hope to see more of him.

  • J. O.'s rating of the film SUPER

    Quite a bit of fun! Completely uninhibited, unhinged, and deranged. Pitch-black comedy crosses ultra-violent, delusional acts of vengeance. Rainn Wilson was fantastic and for once Ellen Page was tolerable - even funny! James Gunn continues to deliver surprising, fresh material and his third feature is eagerly awaited.

  • Christopher R. Smith's rating of the film SUPER

    Surprisingly remarkable in the way that it goes into some pretty extreme dark, violent places in what would otherwise be a goofy indie comedy, and managing that tone with a buoyant offbeat energy. It doesn't work all the time, but the cast is very good - particularly Rainn Wilson's earnest central performance - and it gets some solid laughs. Was surprised to like this one as much as I did.

  • filmcapsule's rating of the film SUPER

    The morality of the extreme violence is sure to drive its critical discussion (and repulse many viewers), but it’s not a conversation Gunn is interested in. He's clearly more interested in satisfying the audience’s bloodlust than condemning it, and when it’s done with as much wit and fun as this, that’s alright with me. http://filmcapsule.wordpress.com/2011/03/29/super/