Death of a Superhero
Death of a Superhero (2012)

To the world around him, Donald appears to be a typical teenager. He's moody toward his parents, awkward around girls, and ambivalent about the struggle to fit in at school. But Donald also possesses an extraordinary imagination and a… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 4, 2012
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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times

Much of this film quickly vanishes from memory, but there's some gold here. That's pretty much the message about life itself in "Death of a Superhero."

John Anderson

Pic sidesteps cloying sentimentality and heavy-handedness with the help of a solid cast.

Mike Scott

This sick-kid drama is well-made enough, but ultimately too familiar to resonate.

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Andrew Lapin

Charming, raunchy and improbably uplifting.

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Neely Swanson
Easy Reader (California)

... a thoughtful, insightful, even philosophical portrait of lives worth living, regardless of timeframe.

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Perri Nemiroff

Pairing of drawings and live-action material help us get into Donald's head, but in a tamer manner, something that highlights the hope and makes it an enjoyable watch.

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Noel Murray
AV Club

Fitzgibbon's cast is excellent, and the movie's animated interludes liven up what could've been thoroughly pat.

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Donald Clarke
Irish Times

The latest release from Ian Fitzgibbon, director of A Film with Me in It, does work hard - and responsibly - at injecting colour into this most troubling of scenarios.

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Kimberly Gadette

"A synchronous coming-of-age/coming-of-death story, the teen's complex mindset comes at us by way of an inventive live-action/graphics mix. Like the boy, the film steadfastly steers clear of the mawkish."

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