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Confessions of a Superhero

On Hollywood Boulevard, wannabe movie stars dress up as superheroes and pose for photos with tourists. Matt Ogens's documentary follows four of these quirky dreamers, who are just killing time until they're discovered. You'll get to know a Superman who takes his role to heart, an Incredible Hulk who sold his prized video game system for a ticket to Tinseltown, a Midwestern beauty queen-turned-Wonder Woman and a Batman in need of a little therapy.
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Netflix Rating: 3.4
NYT Review
Superman doesn't solicit donations, but he accepts tips in "Confessions of a Superhero." Read the review
Rotten Tomatoes: Fresh 100%
Critics' score: 100   Audience score: 73   Rotten Tomatoes page
Top Rotten Tomatoes Critics

A detailed portrait of these societal eccentrics, which, while not neglecting their obvious personal problems, is clearly sympathetic.

Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter

The empathetic tone draws you in and some of the details are devastating. full review

Matt Zoller Seitz, New York Times

You've just found one of this week's hidden treasures. full review

Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News

Ogens ventures beyond sideshow condescension, striking a tone that ought to entice specialty auds. full review

Peter Debruge, Variety

In its own inimitably strange way, Confessions of a Superhero is an inspirational tale. full review

Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com

...what could have been a condescending descent into bottom-feeding turns into a loving, often heartbreaking portrait of decent people trying to scrape by. full review

Robert Wilonsky, Village Voice
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  • Release Year: 2007
  • MPAA Rating: NR
  • Runtime: 89 min
  • Available From: Jan 22, 2008
  • Queued by: 1542 people
Directed By
Matt Ogens
Cast
Maxwell Allen, Jennifer Gerht, Christopher Dennis, Joseph McQueen
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