Confessions of a Superhero
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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 Boulevard. Being a superhero isn't as easy as it appears in the flickering light of a darkened theater, but sometimes on the Walk of Fame it feels that anything is possible. Joe McQueen's journey began when he sold his Super Nintendo for a bus ticket to Hollywood and assumed the identity of The Incredible Hulk. Meanwhile, much like the character of… More

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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A detailed portrait of these societal eccentrics, which, while not neglecting their obvious personal problems, is clearly sympathetic."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"Ogens ventures beyond sideshow condescension, striking a tone that ought to entice specialty auds."
‑ Peter Debruge, Variety
"Very interesting look into people i didn't even know existed"
‑ Stefan Birgir Stefansson,
"Both touching and amusing, these four embody the spirit of Hollywood, "a place where dreams are made and dreams are broken.""
‑ Annlee Ellingson, Boxoffice Magazine
"The empathetic tone draws you in and some of the details are devastating."
‑ Matt Zoller Seitz, New York Times
"In its own inimitably strange way, Confessions of a Superhero is an inspirational tale."
‑ Andrew O'Hehir,
"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."
‑ Cynthia Fuchs, PopMatters
"Fun to watch primarily because, when not waiting tables, auditioning or appearing in a movie's mob scene, these actors actually spend most of their time in superhero costumes, not on stage, but on the street."
‑ Kam Williams, NewsBlaze
"You've just found one of this week's hidden treasures."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"...what could have been a condescending descent into bottom-feeding turns into a loving, often heartbreaking portrait of decent people trying to scrape by."
‑ Robert Wilonsky, Village Voice
"A mesmerizing, revealing look at Hollywood's bottom layer, as well as an assertive snapshot of of the best documentaries I've seen this year."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
"Confessions doesn't condescend or mock its subjects because they're such natural entertainers that no audience pandering is necessary."
‑ Eric Kohn, New York Press
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