• Jarret

    ★★★½ Watched by Jarret 20 Sep, 2014

    Rainn Wilson's great performance is probably the best thing about this film. He is perfect for the role, and I would really be interested in him doing more stuff like this in other movies. Still a pretty entertaining flick. It's a bit all over the place and camerawork is shitty, but the style is great as is the score, and there some surprisingly effective emotional moments as well. It's a shame James Gunn will be stuck in the MCU for a while and won't be able to make another film like this and Slither.

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  • Nathan Lambert

    ★★★★★ Added by Nathan Lambert

    Amazing movie! Amazing performances by all the cast. This is a dark comedy film, where an ordinary man loses his wife to a drug dealer. He decides to safe her by putting on a costume, calling himself The Crimson Bolt and taking to the streets to beat the crap outta people with a wrench. Along the way he meets many interesting characters including Ellen Page's Boltie and a TV superhero played by Nathan Fillion. Now this is a very dark…

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  • Declan Hayes

    ★★★½ Added by Declan Hayes

    When Sarah (Live Tyler) leaves Frank (Rainn Wilson) and falls under the influence of drug dealer Jacques (Kevin Bacon), Frank decides to do what ever he can to get her back. In his case, this takes the form of becoming a Superhero.

    Just like its more well known predecessor Kick Ass, here we have a Superhero film with ordinary Joes without super powers, going out and taking out the bad guys in any way they can. And again the violence…

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  • Rodrigo Jorge

    ★★★★ Watched by Rodrigo Jorge 05 Sep, 2014

    Stylish. Good sense of humor. Misses on the tone sometimes, but overall an amusing experience for anyone who would also enjoy to split open the head of that one jackass cutting the line.

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  • Josh Crabb

    ★★★ Watched by Josh Crabb 10 Aug, 2014

    Three words, “Shut up crime!” While this movie had some awkward scenes and is definitely not a movie for everyone, I enjoyed this movie. It is right up my alley as far as humor goes, and I love James Gunn’s use of real gore effects instead of the lazy, CGI route he could have taken. The story is a little listless at times and the ending is heart-felt but confusing. Also, the motivations of characters other than Rainn Wilson’s character…

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  • Robbie Owen

    ★★★★ Watched by Robbie Owen 04 Sep, 2014

    It'd be hard to articulate how much I loved Super without resorting to hyperbole and lengthy acclaim-lists.

    So with that out of the way, Super is smart, surprising, mellow, well-crafted, creative, very funny, well-played, inventive, moving, heartfelt, beautiful... Near enough perfect. Could well be an instant entry onto my list of favourite films.

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  • Justin

    ★★★ Watched by Justin 02 Sep, 2014

    Well.... I thought this was going to be a nice little quirky indie comedy.... Fuck.

    SUPER (Despite fooling me into a false sense or security) is actually quite the film. it balances morbid violence with some legitimately fun and comedic moments. You really fall for Rain Wilson and Ellen Page's characters by the end of the film and Kevin Bacon is great as always.

    This film blends comedic tones and tragic moments pretty well, not very subtle but not horribly…

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  • J.S. Lewis

    ★★★★½ Watched by J.S. Lewis 19 Aug, 2014

    In the same year as Kick-Ass, James Gunn's original script also portrayed what it would be like for a regular guy unendowed with any super powers to don a homemade costume and "take a bite out of crime." The indie sensibilities add to the charm of this brutal and ball-busting dark comedy.

    www.cineflect.com/posts/2014/8/25/recently-beheld-august-18-24th-2014

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  • Matt Lyons

    ★★½ Watched by Matt Lyons 01 Sep, 2014

    Super is the fun tale of one depressed man living out his spandex fetish and finding any reason to beat criminals of questionable offenses with a wrench. Or it's a dark brooding story about finding his wife who has been abducted by Kevin Bacon and injected with indiscriminate drugs to sell her to a rapist drug dealer. It depends which segments of the film you're watching.

    Tonally, this felt all over the map for me to the point that it…

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  • Windyblue

    Added by Windyblue

    Warning:
    Msiogyny
    Women as the property of sexual partners

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  • Nick Silvia

    ★★★ Watched by Nick Silvia 26 Aug, 2014

    I'm a big fan of the first Kick-ass (Let's not mention the sequel) so Super seemed right up my alley. It does have the same amateur hero action with some dark comedy and good characters. However it struggles to keep a consistent tone throughout.

    Ordinary man Frank Darbo (Rainn Wilson) finds his wife under the spell of drug dealer Jacques (Kevin Bacon). He dons a mask, calls himself the Crimson Bolt, and attempts to dole out justice.

    This so called…

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  • hohse

    ★★★½ Watched by hohse 27 Aug, 2014

    Not James Gunn's best thing he ever did...

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