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Super (2011)

Super

Overview


Genre

Comedy, Action

Release Date

April 01, 2011 (Wide)

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

96 min.

Studio

IFC Films

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

James Gunn

Producer

Ted Hope

Screenwriter

James Gunn

Starring

Story


In the outlandish dark comedy SUPER, James Gunn has created what is perhaps the definitive take on self-reflexive superheroes.

When sad-sack loser Frank (Rainn Wilson) sees his ex-addict wife (Liv Tyler) willingly snatched by a seductive drug dealer (Kevin Bacon), he finds himself bereft and wholly unable to cope. But soon he decides to fight back under the guise of a DIY superhero called Crimson Bolt. With a hand-made suit, a wrench, and a crazed sidekick named Boltie (Ellen Page), the Crimson Bolt beats his way through the mean streets of crime in hopes of saving his wife. The rules were written a long time ago: You are not supposed to molest children, cut lines or key cars; if you do, prepare to face the wrath of the Crimson Bolt!

No stranger to rebel filmmaking, James Gunn cut his teeth writing for Troma before making his directing debut with 2006's SLITHER. In a similar vein, his follow-up feature combines absurd humor with balls-out violence to create something that is both unashamed and inimitable. But this time Gunn adds a new ingredient, one that is dark, dramatic and subversive to the core.

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Poster of IFC Films' Super (2011)
Ellen Page stars as Libby / Boltie and Rainn Wilson stars as Frank D'Arbo / The Crimson Bolt in IFC Films' Super (2011)

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..works at cross-purposes with the dramatic intent and the promising themes..”
by Mark Keizer [Boxoffice Magazine]
“..waiting for "Super" to deliver the funny is an experience as long as the film itself..”
by Rob Nelson [Va]
“..subversively funny, tonally twisted film morphs from something playful with dark undercurrents into the opposite..”
by Stephen Holden [NY Times]