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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.
Keywords:  #Hal Haberman #Jeremy Passmore #Josh Peck #Michael Rapaport #Paul Blackthorne #Special
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New York Daily News
November 21, 2008
It may not be perfect, but this under-the-radar indie from Hal Haberman and Jeremy Passmore is smart enough to leave you glad you found it.
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House Next Door
November 21, 2008
Take[s] a page from the cartoonist Bill Watterson, who noted of the tiger protagonist in his great Calvin & Hobbes, 'The nature of [the character's] reality doesn't interest me, and each story goes out of its way to avoid resolving the issue.'
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Film School Rejects
February 11, 2009
The quiet-yet-hip tone of the film reminded me a lot of Roger Dodger, another indie film that let's its script and acting do the talking.
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New York Post
November 21, 2008
Rappaport does a yeoman's job in this tonally confused oddity.
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Film Journal International
November 21, 2008
The sight of him, bloodied but eternally unbowed, in his ridiculous, homemade superhero costume may indeed be totally iconic for true pulp believers.
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What Would Toto Watch?
March 31, 2009
Special offers a unique spin on the superhero template but rarely soars beyond its sly premise.
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IGN Movies
November 26, 2008
Special works as an honest portrait of little people with big dreams even if it remains itself a little movie without a big impact.
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New York Times
November 21, 2008
Ultimately it adds little to our understanding of the curious return of the superhero as our paradigmatic pop archetype.
I.E. Weekly
November 21, 2008
Shot for pennies -- a cash limitation that benefits the production's creativity and credibility -- this haunting film keeps shifting the ground under our feet
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Common Sense Media
January 27, 2009
Eccentric, depressing thriller won't grab teens' attention.
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At the Movies
November 24, 2008
The premise is intriguing, and the film is occasionally amusing, but it feels stuck between a completely satirical farce and an aching drama.
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