The Specials
The Specials (2000)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 22, 2000
DVD Release Date: March 20, 2001
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Critic Score: 47% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Clever, funny, and exciting.

Clint Morris

Very funny, Well worth a look

David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...generally emphasizes jokes that aren't all that funny...

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Widgett Walls

Better than most superhero flicks to come down the pike. I assure you, this will achieve underground cult status one day.

Sean Axmaker
St@tic Multimedia

It's such a low key parody that the undercurrent of deadpan nuttiness and sheer invention just sneaks up on you.

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MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

More amusing when taken by moments than as a whole...

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Scott Weinberg

Surprisingly amusing super-hero satire. Combine this flick with "Mystery Men" and you'd have a classic.

Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 56% Flixster User Reviews
Brendan Nicholls
funny for a while but the satire runs its course quickly. you remember this after you finish it sadly
Christopher Brown
A good parody of superhero groups and how they would exist in real life.  James Gunn obviously has quite a lot of knowledge on the superhero genre, and a good… More
Marcus Woolcott
A day in the life of a band of rubbish superheroes. While I'll admit this probably had a budget of about 74 dollars, it's still pretty woeful and… More

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