Super Sucker
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Clean carpets and dirty minds find a common ground in this comedy written, directed, produced, and distributed by leading man Jeff Daniels. Fred Barlow (Daniels) is a hapless door-to-door salesman who scrapes together a living selling and distributing the Super Sucker Home Cleaning System, a deluxe vacuum cleaning unit, in the small Michigan community of Johnson City. While Barlow and his dedicated but inept staff believe in their product, they don't have much luck in actually moving the merchandise, and hotshot fellow distributor Winslow Schnaebelt (Harve Presnell) is eager to take over… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 29%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Has a mad energy and proud idiocy that's impossible to deny."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"Daniels turns to hackneyed stereotypes and easy plot lines, choosing to see the Midwest as a place where door-to-door salesmen rule the streets and bored housewives all lead unfulfilling cookie-cutter lives."
‑ Allison Benedikt, Chicago Tribune
"Writer-Director Jeff Daniels comes up with about forty-five minutes of inspired silliness, but, eventually, Super Sucker winds up being a one-joke film, though, admittedly, that joke is often funnier than it should be."
‑ Dan Lybarger, Nitrate Online
"The quirky and bizarre nature of the material would have been better suited to a director more nimble with absurd, broad and physical humor."
‑ Jon Alon Walz, Boxoffice Magazine
"It'd be nice to report that "Super Sucker" is an out-and-out triumph, instead of just being an okay to pretty good comedy."
‑ Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
"Daniels obviously loves the medium and knows how to assemble a movie, but he needs to flesh out a story that could easily have been told between beers and burps at the Escanaba hunting camp."
‑ John Monaghan, Detroit Free Press
"Simply put, this movie about sweeper salesmen is a comedic vacuum."
‑ Mark Pfeiffer, Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
"If you think you've seen every possibility for a sex comedy, then you haven't seen Super Sucker -- and thank your lucky stars for that."
‑ Blake French,
"Daniels shows his affection for Middle America in every Super Sucker scene and he proves he knows this turf down to the barn-wood paneling of Jackson City's steakhouse."
‑ Jackie Loohauis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
"A terrible movie."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"'Hopefully, "Super Sucker" will be Jeff Daniels final foray into directing and writing. NO MORE!!!!! NO MORE!!!!!!'"
‑ Rory L. Aronsky, Film Threat
"There's only one joke in Super Sucker, but it's a good one."
‑ Chris Hewitt (St. Paul), St. Paul Pioneer Press
"a lively tale about competition, commerce, community values and, oh yeah, gross misuse of vacuum cleaner attachments."
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
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