The Specials
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A satire of comic-book superheroes in the same vein as the 1999 Mystery Men, The Specials is set in a parallel universe where gangs of superheroes regularly compete against one another for glory or, failing that, flattering action-figure likenesses. The Specials are one of these gangs, and not a very good one at that. Composed of the Weevil (Rob Lowe), the group's most popular member, Amok (Jamie Kennedy), a potty-mouthed shape-shifter, group leader Strobe (Thomas Haden Church), and the constantly growing or shrinking Minute Man (James Gunn), the Specials are more concerned with their… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 47%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Very funny, Well worth a look"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"...generally emphasizes jokes that aren't all that funny..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Better than most superhero flicks to come down the pike. I assure you, this will achieve underground cult status one day."
‑ Widgett Walls,
"It's such a low key parody that the undercurrent of deadpan nuttiness and sheer invention just sneaks up on you."
‑ Sean Axmaker, St@tic Multimedia
"More amusing when taken by moments than as a whole..."
‑ MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Filosopher
"Surprisingly amusing super-hero satire. Combine this flick with "Mystery Men" and you'd have a classic."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"A idéia é genial, mas o roteiro jamais aproveita a premissa. Além disso, a direção é simplesmente péssima e o baixo orçamento não permite que vejamos os superpoderes dos heróis."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
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