Metascore
33

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 14
  2. Negative: 4 out of 14
  1. 58
    Undiscriminating comedy fans hungering for the High School High of superhero parodies need look no further.
  2. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    50
    How can you tell the target age for Superhero Movie is exactly 13 1/2 years? Because most of the jokes are Internet-related.
  3. Reviewed by: Jason Anderson
    50
    Puerile and idiotic it may be, but Superhero Movie is nonetheless smarter than most of its lowbrow brethren in the Hollywood sub-sub-category known as the spoof movie.
  4. Reviewed by: Mark Olsen
    50
    The very act of writing critically about Superhero Movie inspires something of an existential crisis -- no one likely to turn out for it is reading this review, and anybody reading this review is probably not inclined to see it under any circumstances.
  5. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    50
    Given the abysmal quality of recent spoof pics, it's saying something that Superhero Movie provides a fairly steady stream of midsized laughs -- and even the 40% or so of gags that just lie there aren't actively painful.
  6. Seems to have been given the comedy equivalent of blood thinner. It has the blazing satirical boldness to skewer the first Tobey Maguire Spider-Man -- and, amazingly, not much else.
  7. By-the-numbers screen parody fails to resurrect an increasingly tired genre.
  8. Reviewed by: Felix Vasques Jr.
    40
    What's shocking about Superhero Movie is not that it's been advertised to death on Nickelodeon to impressionable children, but that it's a completely on-the-nose satire of "Spider-Man.”
  9. Reviewed by: Tony Horkins
    40
    This super-powered spoof just doesn't fly.
  10. 40
    The gags are consistently weak, though actor Miles Fisher turns in a hair-raising impression of Tom Cruise.
  11. Reviewed by: Luke Y. Thompson
    30
    Predictable, flat, full of name-dropping, tragically unhip, and likely to make a decent amount of cash.
  12. 30
    No real mockery is intended by this harmless, mindless grab bag of slightly used gags, which lampoons some of the conventions of recent comic-book epics and adds the expected staples of juvenile humor: urine, vomit and intestinal gas.
  13. 20
    It's a tonally confused comedy which, for once, doesn't go far enough comedically.
  14. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    0
    This abysmal "Spider-Man" satire has more in common with the lamentable spate of "Epic" and "Date Movies" than Zucker and Nielsen's truly funny "Naked Gun" series.
User Score
5.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 102 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 39
  2. Negative: 17 out of 39
  1. Jan 11, 2011
    10
    This film is the greatest comedy movie I've seen. It's so funny, I can't stop laughing. If you like a kind of that comedy, don't miss this movie. Believe me! Full Review »
  2. Ben
    Jul 16, 2008
    4
    Had a couple of genuinely funny gags but a lot of tasteless ones. Could have deviated from the Spiderman storyline just a little bit... Pretty forgettable all up. Full Review »
  3. Jul 14, 2013
    0
    Superhero Movie just needs a psychiatrist. It's so stupid, that I would watch Troll 2 again instead of watching this piece of crap. Every character goes s**t in this movie. Craig Mazin doesn't know what Spiderman or sex jokes are if you used a spoof in a film. The actors FART in this film. Full Review »