Metascore
50

Mixed or average reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 27
  2. Negative: 4 out of 27
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User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 125 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 35
  2. Negative: 5 out of 35
  1. Apr 7, 2011
    4
    The film is warped. It had the makings of some absurd fun, and it is fun at points, but the pacing just sucks, and the thread that pulls theThe film is warped. It had the makings of some absurd fun, and it is fun at points, but the pacing just sucks, and the thread that pulls the whole thing together is far too kinky. The Ellen Page bits are by far the best parts of the movie. The violence, incidentally, is surprisingly graphic for a movie like this. Why so many big name actors signed on to this sucker is beyond me - maybe they're all friends of the creative team. I wouldn't bother. Full Review »
  2. Apr 26, 2011
    9
    I am so glad movies like this get made. I really relate to it. Funny, its honest, and the ending leaves you sad, but happy. It wouldI am so glad movies like this get made. I really relate to it. Funny, its honest, and the ending leaves you sad, but happy. It would be a disservice to give away plot points. Because it does not follow the typical Holly Wood droll

    The film plays and will hint at following some Hollywood cliches and then it completely kills them. The film has this melancholy border around it, and will constantly touch base with it. What I really like about this film, every person with a speaking role has a personality some slight depth to give you some sense who they are. They were just more then Bad guy X or friend Y. They get that extra little bit of dialogue to give you a sense of who they are. Even Kevin Bacon's main bad guy character shows real affection and guilt for his girl. Ellen Pages character is amazing. Her character brings so much energy to every scene she is in. Her involvement adds another layer and another direction to the film, and toward the end of the film, her character rocks you again. She is this positive sadistic energy to compliments Dwight's lack of lust for his whole life. The film constantly steps "Dwight's " character into the insane realm but then immediately back pedals. It's fair to compare this to kick-ass but just the last half. When Kick-ass turns from teen romance comedy into a much more serious and violent film. At first I thought this film was written by the same guy, but maybe years before kick ass. I could see the violence turning away many. There's just something raw about taking a wrench and whacking someone five or six times. The violence however is more over the top, and kinda of zombie type setup then anything. In the end most wont like this film. The entire concept of someone reaching the point in their own life they need to dress up as a super hero, is kinda sad and depressing. But its suppose to be. And the film is honest with that. Thank you
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  3. May 5, 2011
    1
    Best summed up by a reviewer in Variety who said "Waiting for Super to deliver the funny is an experience as long as the film itself. " TakeBest summed up by a reviewer in Variety who said "Waiting for Super to deliver the funny is an experience as long as the film itself. " Take a pass on this one. Full Review »