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58
The A.V. Club
Undiscriminating comedy fans hungering for the High School High of superhero parodies need look no further.
50
Variety
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.
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.
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.
40
By-the-numbers screen parody fails to resurrect an increasingly tired genre.
40
The gags are consistently weak, though actor Miles Fisher turns in a hair-raising impression of Tom Cruise.
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.”
30
L.A. Weekly
Predictable, flat, full of name-dropping, tragically unhip, and likely to make a decent amount of cash.
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.
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.

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