A raucous comic book-inspired action picture. Rainn Wilson gives a deep and soulful performance.
— Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times
Sweet and earnest, but also raunchy and fearless. Ellen Page is a complete joy. Has such a charm, it's pretty hard to resist.
— Karen Valby, Entertainment Weekly
THIS FILM IS PURE MOVIE MAGIC! Comedy, violence, hot ladies... it has everything.
— Ain't it Cool News,
Presented by IFC Films | United States | Apr 1st, 2011 | 96 MINS | R
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!
SUPER combines absurd humor with balls-out violence to create something that is unashamed, unimitable, and dark, dramatic and subversive to the core.
- James Gunn
- Miranda Bailey
- Ted Hope
- James Gunn
Toronto Film Festival
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