• Super (2011)


Release Date: April 1st, 2011

DVD Release Date: August 9th, 2011

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

Production Co: Ambush Entertainment, This Is That Productions

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia 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

  • 50

    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

  • 70
    Michael RechtshaffenThe 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

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