• Mystery Men (1999)

Mystery Men

Release Date: August 6th, 1999

DVD Release Date: January 11th, 2000

PG-13 |2 hr 0 min

Plot Summary

Champion City already has a superhero, the appropriately named Captain Amazing (Greg Kinnear), but that doesn't deter the city's seven quirky amateur crime-fighters, who use the Captain's capture at the hands of villain Casanova Frankenstein (Geoffrey Rush) as motivation to prove themselves. The only problem is that their strange powers -- silverware hurling, bowling, shovel skills, incompetent invisibility and deadly flatulence -- aren't doing them any favors.

Cast: Hank Azaria, Janeane Garofalo, William H. Macy, Kel Mitchell, Paul Reubens, Ben Stiller, Wes Studi, Greg Kinnear

Director: Kinka Usher

Genres: Fantasy , Comedy , Action

Production Co: Dark Horse Entertainment, Lawrence Gordon Productions

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: Quest, Rivalry, Underdog, Hilarious, Amusing

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    James BerardinelliReelViews

    At long last, someone has crafted a worthwhile superhero spoof. show more

  • 100
    Bob GrahamSan Francisco Chronicle

    Maybe it's no mystery how they did it, considering the aggregate comic talent, but this bunch achieves peaks of sublime nuttiness. show more

  • 75
    Mark CaroChicago Tribune

    They're a ragtag assembly for sure, and the results aren't pretty. But on a simple mission of entertainment, they get the job done. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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