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Les Franken leads a painfully unremarkable life as a metermaid until he enrolls in a drug study for an experimental anti-depressant. An unexpected side effect of the drug convinces Les he is developing special powers and must quit his job to answer his new calling in life - Superhero.
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Film Journal International
The sight of him, bloodied but eternally unbowed, in his ridiculous, homemade superhero costume may indeed be totally iconic for true pulp believers.
November 21, 2008
New York Post
Rappaport does a yeoman's job in this tonally confused oddity.
November 21, 2008
What Would Toto Watch?
Special offers a unique spin on the superhero template but rarely soars beyond its sly premise.
March 31, 2009
Common Sense Media
Eccentric, depressing thriller won't grab teens' attention.
January 27, 2009
At the Movies
The premise is intriguing, and the film is occasionally amusing, but it feels stuck between a completely satirical farce and an aching drama.
November 24, 2008
New York Times
Ultimately it adds little to our understanding of the curious return of the superhero as our paradigmatic pop archetype.
November 21, 2008