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Rated NR · 96 minutes · 2011

Action, Comedy
Rainn Wilson gets his first truly great film role as Frank, a diner cook on the verge of losing his hot wife (Liv Tyler) to the town drug-dealer (Kevin Bacon). When all seems lost, Frank invents a vigilante alter-ego, the Crimson Bolt, and starts caving heads in with a big monkey wrench. Libby (Ellen Page), a comic-store clerk, eventually becomes his sidekick, Boltie, and they wreak gleeful havoc on crime. Writer/director James Gunn has made a sick and fun movie; Page’s performance is the best thing about it. When Boltie bashes in a face with happy abandon, it is the stuff of great (and quite dark) comedy. Wilson is fun, even if he is quite dour. Bacon is hilarious, getting laughs nearly every second he is onscreen. Super has a shot at being the year’s best cult film.


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Director: James Gunn
Producer: Miranda Bailey, Ted Hope, Rainn Wilson, Lampton Enochs and Matt Leutwyler
Cast: Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page, Liv Tyler, Kevin Bacon, Nathan Fillion, Gregg Henry, Michael Rooker, Andre Royo, William Katt and Rob Zombie

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The Coast Halifax Super Directed by James Gunn (eOne) by Carsten Knox 08/08/2011
Creative Loafing Atlanta Super? Not so much. Ellen Page can't rescue indie hero flick from cynicism by Curt Holman 04/14/2011
Boise Weekly The Projector: Movies opening Friday, April 29 See the fifth installment of the Fast franchise, take yourself to the Prom and enjoy The Office's Rainn Wilson become a superhero, it's all at the Movies. by James Ady 04/29/2011
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Portland Mercury Dwight Shrute in Spandex Sex, violence, and Super. by Erik Henriksen 04/14/2011
East Bay Express Super Revenge of the nerds, part MMXI. by Kelly Vance 03/30/2011

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