Mystery Men
Mystery Men (1999)

Based on the Dark Horse comic, Mystery Men. Seven lame superhero wannabes, who are called upon to use their dubious "powers" to save a bustling metropolis when Champion City's beloved real superhero-protector, Captain Amazing,… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: July 22, 1999
DVD Release Date: January 11, 2000
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Critic Score: 60% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Absurd characters and quirky gags are brought to life by a talented cast, providing this superhero spoof with lots of laughs.

Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader

The characters have been designed to make fun of themselves, disguising the craft of writer Neil Cuthbert and director Kinka Usher in getting us to laugh at them.

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Bob Graham
San Francisco Chronicle

This bunch achieves peaks of sublime nuttiness.

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Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Even with its super cast, the slow-moving 'Mystery Men' falters in its attempt to spoof comic book heroes.

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Derek Adams
Time Out

Usher's amiable spoof of superhero movies takes a brave stab at rewriting the mythology from the inside out, with lots of witty, mildly subversive stuff.

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Simon Houpt
Globe and Mail

Surprisingly, this spoof's heart is genuinely warm.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

It is good that the film has charm, for after a certain point it doesn't necessarily have anything else.

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Steve Murray
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Mystery Men is like its hapless heroes. It's a wannabe that has the best intentions -- including a pronounced anti-gun stance -- but none of the knack it takes to save the day, or itself.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

A long, shapeless, undisciplined mess!

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Witty comic-book story is edgy, with lots of potty humor.

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Flixster Audience Score: 56% Flixster User Reviews
Dan Schultz
A wacky, silly occasionally hilarious tale of a group of unlikely superheroes who struggle to stay together after their leader, Captain Amazing (Greg Kinnear)… More
Lucas Martins
A guild pleasure.
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Aj V
Absolutely hilarious! I love this movie. It features a large cast of great comic actors playing washed up and ridiculous superheros trying to defeat an over… More
Film Crazy
Not the worst superhero movie ive ever watched however i wouldnt say its that great either! Its amusing in places but not enough for it to be honestly called a… More
Sophie Burgess
A very happy and funny (not as much as it should be) film with a good cast. All the main cast had good chemistry and worked well together. It could have been… More