Super 2011 R CC

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(215) IMDb 6.8/10
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Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page, Liv Tyler and Kevin Bacon bring to life this entertaining action fantasy about a regular joe turned homegrown masked avenger.

Starring:
Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page
Runtime:
1 hour 37 minutes

Available in HD on supported devices.

Super

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Comedy
Director James Gunn
Starring Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page
Supporting actors Liv Tyler, Kevin Bacon, Gregg Henry, Michael Rooker, Andre Royo, Sean Gunn, Stephen Blackehart, Don Mac, Linda Cardellini, Nathan Fillion, Gerardo Davila, Grant Goodman, Paul T. Taylor, Connor Day, James Gunn, Mikaela Hoover, Nick Holmes, Matt Moore
Studio IFC Films
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

Like my title for this review says, "Crazy Good" This movie is crazy, and it is good.
Tripper J
Finally, it's a very memorable film in the way it doesn't manipulate any aspects of plot and character in an attempt to appeal to a wider audience.
Joshua Miller
I was expecting the movie to be mostly a comedy...and while it definitely has some very humorous moments, it becomes both very violent.
Grant Gibbs

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26 of 30 people found the following review helpful By D. Raymond on July 20, 2011
Format: Blu-ray
As a fan of both excellent, bad, and trashy cinema (Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind, Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead, and Hudson Hawk are all proudly on the same shelf), I am naturally a fan of James Gunn. Like John Waters before him, Gunn's list of films and internet contributions offer a little bit of all three, blended in different doses: Slither, Scooby Doo, Tromeo & Juliet, PG Porn, Humanzee, etc.

Naturally, I was looking forward to Super, Gunn's take on the D.I.Y. superhero a la Kick Ass and the Watchmen graphic novel (the film took liberties with the abilities of what were supposed to be normal people + 1 superbeing). Even with high expectations, the film blew me away. Unable to see it in the theater due to my market, I was nonetheless allowed the privilege of seeing it through IFC OnDemand's "In Theaters" category, and was not disappointed. Gunn's trademark profanity laced insanity is certainly present -- Ellen Page's psychopathic sidekick Libby would fit into any one of Gunn's films -- but also present is the heart of his more sophisticated works like Slither. Sophisticated is an odd word to use when talking about films that feature tentacle rape scenes or holy roller superhero hallucination scenes, but there it is. What's special about Super is that on this outing, the gratuitous insanity or sexual issues are turned down (while still present) and the heart gets turned up, as well as the emotional resonance. Even the arguably craziest scene in the film, where Rain Wilson's Frank experiences a tentacular brain rape from God, is powerful and moving in a disturbing sort of way. This is no doubt in some part due to Gunn being a sufferer of a rare and real condition whereby he has experienced strange visions at random intervals all his life.
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65 of 81 people found the following review helpful By Mrs.Schrute on June 7, 2011
Format: DVD
Forget about Batman. The Crimson Bolt is now my hero. This movie was so great and they did such a great job for the limited budget they had. The story was touching and heartbreaking. I also enjoyed the amount of dark humor and comedy that came out too. Not to mention the violence that added to the point that you "Don't butt!" Rainn Wilson's character Frank D'Arbo touched my heart as well. So far the best character he has played in a long time. Also Ellen was fantastic as Libby. I loved her awkward, psychotic demeanor, it was a perfect collaboration. I wish I could give it an extra 5 stars.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Rkilla on January 25, 2013
Format: DVD
Super is very different from your usual superhero movie. It is a dark comedy and extremely violent. Frank D'Arbo (Rainn Wilson) is essentially a below average human being, who turns himself into a superhero in order to fight crime. However, his methods are questionable to say the least and that is where the violence comes into play. Frank gets overly violent for petty crimes, but it is his moral belief that he is doing good. This is where the film shines because it is what makes Frank an interesting and complex character. You could say Super is a character study in a sense. You actually sympathize with Frank because you understand that he is somebody who has a very tough life and his fuse has blown. This added with lots of hilarious bits is what makes the film great. The humor isn't so much dark humor as it is just humor surrounded by violence and a somewhat dark theme. So I think the comedy will appeal to a wide audience. Like most indie films, Super is like a breath of fresh air. Definite recommend.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By DR SHOCK on May 9, 2014
Format: Blu-ray
I wasn't expecting much from this film as it seemed very similar to Kick Ass, but I was pleasantly surprised watching this dark and sometimes brutal comedy. While the film has some funny moments, it is more disturbing funny than "Ha-Ha" funny.

Rainn Wilson and Ellen Page are very believable as two loners who decide that want to take the law into their own hands and go to extreme measures to make a point. It's like watching a train wreck as we watch them live in a fantasy world of "would be" super heroes. It's a thought provoking film, scary at times to think that there are people this delusional and warped in the world we live in. It's not all that far fetched and the story will either have you mesmerized or horrified or both. Lots of over the top gore for fans of sick twisted fun( C....this one is for you!). and some very enthusiastic performances.

The Blu Ray looks very good and fans of Kick Ass may want to give this a look. I liked this better than Kick Ass 2.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By ElliotbonesRNR on August 16, 2011
Format: DVD
I went into this film assuming it would be a slapstick superhero comedy, maybe similar to Kickass but with enough different to make it interesting. It was certainly interesting, and certainly different.
SUPER was written and directed by James Gunn (Slither) who got his start working with Troma. That shows through in this movie somewhat. Although there is comedy throughout the film, it is usually either very dry or pitch black; and almost always accompanied by a truly heart-breaking/disturbing scene, which makes you question whether you were meant to laugh at it at all. But really, that's the point. The entire movie shifts in tone from one moment to the next, jerking you from sad to angry to horrified to-just plain confused about how to feel. The film also explores morality, sanity, and religion in fairly interesting ways.
Rainn Wilson and Ellen Page both shine in their respective roles as Frank D'arbo (The Crimson Bolt) and Libby (Boltie), as do Liv Tyler, Kevin Bacon, Michael Rooker, and basically everyone else. They really make you care about the characters as people (except for Kevin Bacon, but his character is meant to be hated), which makes the comedy, horror, and heart-break hit that much harder.
Without a doubt you will have a strong opinion of this movie. However, it's hard to say whether you will love it or hate it. It defies easy description, and is just one of those movies that you've got to experience for yourself. Go rent SUPER, and if you are one of the few that this polarizing film was made for, then you are in for a real treat.
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