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  • 50
    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

  • 50
    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

  • 40
    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

  • 70
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

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

  • 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. show more

  • 75
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    Smart, sick, and subversive, Super gives you what you want only to make you wonder why you want it. show more

  • 75
    Joe Williams St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    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. show more

  • 63
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    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. show more

  • 63
    Mike Scott New Orleans Times-Picayune

    Despite the derivative nature and low production values of Super, there are laughs in the at-times ragged script. show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    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 anarchy, exercising a destructive impulse to no greater purpose than to mess with us. 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.

  • April 02, 2011 remoteblock
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    The trailer gave no indication of the sociopathic violence that is contained in this film. It was a great idea, but I couldn't get past the graphic displays of extreme violence followed by the super hero's side kick taking delight in it. Very disturbing. Have people really gotten so numb that they can watch this and laugh? I cracked up at the 2 journal entries behind the trashcan (brilliant) and stopped laughing after the first skull was cracked with the wrench.

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