Super Sucker
Super Sucker (2003)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: January 24, 2003
DVD Release Date: August 19, 2003
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Tom Long
Detroit News

Has a mad energy and proud idiocy that's impossible to deny.

Allison Benedikt
Chicago Tribune

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.

Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online

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.

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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press

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.

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Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema

Simply put, this movie about sweeper salesmen is a comedic vacuum.

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Blake French

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.

Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

A terrible movie.

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Rory L. Aronsky
Film Threat

'Hopefully, "Super Sucker" will be Jeff Daniels final foray into directing and writing. NO MORE!!!!! NO MORE!!!!!!'

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Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

There's only one joke in Super Sucker, but it's a good one.

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