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R| 1 hr. 36 min.

Plot Summary
After his wife (Liv Tyler) leaves him, a fry cook (Rainn Wilson) emulates a TV superhero and transforms himself into a costumed vigilante.

Cast: Rainn Wilson , Ellen Page , Liv Tyler , Kevin Bacon , Nathan Fillion , Gregg Henry , Michael Rooker , Andre Royo

Director: James Gunn

Genres: Action, Comedy

Distributor: IFC Films

Super (2010)

Release Date: April 1st, 2011|1 hr. 36 min.

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    Walter Addiego San Francisco Chronicle

    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. show more

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    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    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. show more

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    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    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. show more

  • October 23, 2011 colehewett
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    interesting and disturbing movie, worth watching not only because it is entertaining but really good acting, and Ellen page looks really hot in her sidekick outfit!

  • September 23, 2011 cy00000000102345
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    Stick to Dwight, Rainn.

  • September 04, 2011 mb00000000100619
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    Rainn Wilson from the office wasn\'t bad as the main character in this movie and of course ellen page was cute as usual. All and all, good movie. Wasn\'t expecting it to be good. Reminded me of a little bit of kick ass in a way.

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Grading 2011's Superhero Movies

Posted by
Mike Ryan on Aug 11th, 2011 1:30PM

Superheroes! It's apparent that, as a society, we just love 'em. There were a lot of superhero movies in 2011. True fact: In 2011, there were too many superhero movies to even count -- numbers...

Rainn Wilson's 'Crimson Bolt' and Other Movie Superhero Wannabes

Posted by
Annette Bourdeau on Mar 31st, 2011 4:00PM

"Shut up, crime!" So says superhero wannabe the Crimson Bolt, played to dorky perfection by Rainn Wilson in this week's release, 'Super.' The Crimson Bolt, the alter ego of average guy Frank, is...

James Gunn's 'Super' R-Rated Clip: Rainn Wilson Fights Line Cutters

Posted by
Eugene Novikov on Oct 20th, 2010 3:15PM

It's hard to blame anyone for being a bit weary of the whole everyday-superhero thing, what with all the attention lavished on 'Kick-Ass,' plus the likes of Woody Harrelson's 'Defendor,' Michael...

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