Confessions of a Superhero
Confessions of a Superhero (2007)

Four mere mortals adapt the personas of their favorite superhero characters, and filmmaker Matt Ogens chronicles the lives and ambitions of this curious quartet in a documentary that explores the allure of fame on the sidewalks of Hollywood… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: January 22, 2008
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

A detailed portrait of these societal eccentrics, which, while not neglecting their obvious personal problems, is clearly sympathetic.

Peter Debruge
Variety

Ogens ventures beyond sideshow condescension, striking a tone that ought to entice specialty auds.

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Stefan Birgir Stefansson
sbs.is

Very interesting look into people i didn't even know existed

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Matt Zoller Seitz
New York Times

The empathetic tone draws you in and some of the details are devastating.

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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com

In its own inimitably strange way, Confessions of a Superhero is an inspirational tale.

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Cynthia Fuchs
PopMatters

In Hollywood, accommodating expectations%u2014looking the part%u2014is a first step. Toward what? That's a question the provocative, respectful, and enthralling Confessions leaves open.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

You've just found one of this week's hidden treasures.

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Robert Wilonsky
Village Voice

...what could have been a condescending descent into bottom-feeding turns into a loving, often heartbreaking portrait of decent people trying to scrape by.

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Brian Orndorf
eFilmCritic.com

A mesmerizing, revealing look at Hollywood's bottom layer, as well as an assertive snapshot of desperation...one of the best documentaries I've seen this year.

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
KJ Proulx
The message of this film is to never give up on your dreams (in the long run), but "Confessions of a Superhero" is a much deeper documentary than… More
Jason Spencer
A really good look into the lives of the people just trying to make it in the movie business from the lower levels.<br/>The film is really well made and… More
Melvin White
"We do work for tips" I really didn't expect to like Confessions of a Superhero but the question of why anyone would want to dress up like a… More
James Alvarez
This documentary shows what you would expect the life of these people to be. While its semi interesting I wish they went more in depth with the individual… More
_kelly .King
It's just astounding. I really have no more to say. I live for documentaries that select intriguing people in situations so absurd that they could only be… More
danny d
this is an exceptional documentary. its astounding that one film can hit on so many themes so well without feeling confused or incoherent. the film details… More