Blu-ray Disc - 2011
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When sad-sack loser Frank, a short-order cook, sees his ex-addict wife willingly snatched away by a seductive drug dealer, he finds himself bereft and unable to cope. But he decides to fight back under the guise of a do-it-yourself superhero called Crimson Bolt. With a red handmade suit, a wrench, a crazed sidekick named Boltie, and absolutely nothing in the way of superpowers, Crimson Bolt beats his way through the mean streets of crime in hopes of saving his wife.
Publisher: [United States] : IFC Midnight, [2011]
Edition: Blu-ray, widescreen
Characteristics: 1 blu-ray disc (96 min.) :,sound, colour ;,12 cm


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May 09, 2019

A very rough and crass film. If you put 13 year old kids in a room to design a superhero video game, but told them they can't use actual super-powers, they might come up with something this immature. It's a tongue in cheek take down of the Batmans of the world, but it was simply way too crass for me. SPOILER ALERT: A 20-ish year old young woman effectively raping a 40-something year old man? Who thinks that is worthy of entertainment? I can understand what they were trying to do with the film, but they missed the mark for me.

Apr 06, 2019

ok movie i've seen this type of movie before. okay movie not great.

kevfarley Oct 03, 2014

Better than "Kick Ass",
...and a lot smarter.
More pithy than just a 'spoof'.

I agree with the good reviews by 'lasertravis' and 'Monolith' (see below).

Aug 26, 2014

Before helming one of the summer's biggest movies ("Guardians of the Galaxy"), James Gunn directed a pair of twisted, tongue in cheek genre films that combined violence with dark humor, "Slither" and "Super." "Super" has some similarities with "Kick-Ass," but is more satiric. Basically the premise is that if an ordinary man, in this case a sad sack whose wife has left him, donned a costume and fought crime, he'd probably be a psychopath. Rainn Wilson plays the hero as a kind of homicidal, mentally unbalanced Dwight Schrute, Ellen Page is his plucky, equally unstable partner, Liv Tyler his faithless wife, Kevin Bacon, in full sleaze mode, the shady drug dealer he has to take down, and Bubbles from "The Wire" is a cook. It doesn't always work and there is some pretty graphic violence, but the actors are good and I think Gunn was trying to do something different and a little subversive with what has become one of the dominant movie narratives of our time. It also has some similarities with "Observe and Report," in which a deluded mall cop starts acting like a real cop.

LindaHolland Jan 27, 2014

Be warned! This movie is nowhere near what the trailers would lead you to believe. I expected a quirky, off-beat comedy and while there were some funny moments it was mostly very disturbing and graphic violence. I'm not sure what the real meaning of the story was ... violence begets violence? Good performances although Liv Tyler didn't do much beyond playing a drugged out victim of a drug lord.

SkycycleX2 Aug 21, 2013

This has some great actors and really funny performances (Ellen Page and Kevin Bacon are particularly good) but the movie didn't work for me. It seems to be James Gunn's take on the ridiculous vengeful vigilantism of super heroes. It wasn't a lot of fun, though. Mostly disturbing and not for any particular reason.

lasertravis Dec 28, 2012

I really enjoyed this movie. Not what I expected. Better. Similar to a low budget Kick Ass. Graphic violence throughout intermixed with some truly funny moments. Kind of a basic plot, but well done by all involved. The story was much more violent than I expected it to be, so beware of that. Emily Page is great as the psycho sidekick.

Dec 26, 2012

oh man no good

Sarahdangavs Dec 07, 2012

I returned this item in a different case.

Oct 30, 2012

HUH !? I don't get it. A cheap, pathetic, no budget movie that was NOT funny at all. There's something wrong if you think this is comedy in any form. The woody harrelson movie was on a higher level (at least on any level) than this "movie". I feel sorry for Mr. Bacon stooping to acting on this level, he must be really broke and desperate for this kind of work. A great way to trash your name & acting career, sorry Mr. Bacon. NOT for any audience with ANY sort of taste in entertainment, including "kiddies".

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Apr 21, 2012

Frank D'Arbo (crying in the mirror after Sarah left): "People look stupid when they cry..."

Apr 21, 2012

Detective Felkner (to Frank D'Arbo): "Listen, pal, sometimes it's better just to accept these things. Sometimes the best way to forget about someone you care about is to fill the void with someone you 'don't' quite so much... Hmm?"

Apr 21, 2012

Frank D'Arbo/Crimson Bolt: "Shut up, crime... Here's The Crimson Bolt... crime..."

Apr 21, 2012

Frank D'Arbo (to Sarah): "I kinda think happiness is... overrated... People spend their whole lives chasing it... like it's the most important thing in the world... Happy people are kind of... arrogant..."

Apr 21, 2012

Frank D'Arbo/Crimson Bolt (to Jacques): "You don't butt in line! You don't sell drugs! You don't molest little children! You don't profit off the misery of others! The rules were set a long time ago! They DON'T CHANGE!!"

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May 17, 2012

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