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      The Super

      R 1991 1h 26m Comedy Drama List
      0% Tomatometer 9 Reviews 42% Audience Score 5,000+ Ratings For failing to fix his New York City tenement, slumlord Louie Kritski (Joe Pesci) is sentenced to live in one of his units. If repairs aren't completed in 120 days, he'll go to jail. As Louie confronts the decrepit conditions in which his tenants live -- from giant rats to nights without heat -- he begins to have a change of heart. But avoiding jail time will mean convincing his money-grubbing father, the building's true owner, to invest money for repairs. Read More Read Less

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      Marc Savlov Austin Chronicle Rated: 2/5 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times What's finally depressing about The Super is that it doesn't have the nerve to be any one thing. It wants to be crude and rude, but it ends with sentiment. It wants to be about whites and blacks, but is incurious about the lives of its black characters. Rated: 2/4 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Entertainment Weekly Rated: D- Jun 1, 1991 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 2/5 Jun 25, 2005 Full Review Mike McGranaghan Aisle Seat Rated: 2/5 Feb 14, 2005 Full Review John Esther Pasadena Weekly Rated: 0/5 Aug 21, 2003 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Blu B You know it's pretty much everything I thought it would be for better or for mostly worse. The acting isn't that good. Pesci is basically just playing himself, his father is a ridiculously over the top cartoon like villian, everyone else gets no devlopment whatsoever and is just one dimensional, and the romantic interest/D.A. goes no where suprisingly. The jokes range from mostly flat, some minor chuckles, predictable slapstick, and just bad. Really if anything this gets weighed down by the bad humor. The cinematography isn't good, the editing is subpar, and the music is boring generic early 90's fare. Once he moves in stuff just happens with no real rhyme or reason for cheap laughs. But what's really suprising is how badly paced this is. This has lots of potential for a clever social commentary on rental abuses and a interesting premise for some clever situations. But not only does it never do that, the romantic subplot goes nowhere, the kid he forms a bond with goes no where, he changes really for no reason (maybe it was the kid idk), and anytime it tries to get some semblence of story it wastes it on bad jokes and it feels like just as it's about to get going it ends. Wasted potential and a possily clever idea wasted by dumb humor. Skip This Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/29/24 Full Review Raj Aryan N Joe Pesci is the GOAT. An entertaining watch with a powerful message. Loved every bit of it. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 11/28/23 Full Review Brian F i think this movie would be good without the generic soundtrack throughout the film. It makes it annoying. The jokes are corny and overacting as well from several characters in the movie. There is some home alone type jokes going on thanks to joe pesci and if you know you know. Vincent gardenia was very good in this movie and he made the role believable. I give this movie a once over to watch at least every few years. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 11/28/23 Full Review Joanna G The film critics were too harsh on this movie. It is funny and touching. I wish I lived in an apartment building this friendly. The cast make the film, headed by the always watchable Joe Pesci. I own this film on VHS. It is very hard to find a copy on VHS or DVD. I watch it about once every year and a half. Rubén Blades is a compassionate sidekick and I wish Madolyn Smith had a bigger part. There are some truly funny scenes and lines in "The Super." Compared to most of the current schlock on the big screens today, this film looks like a comedic masterpiece. Now, if I could only find my VHS tape. I have many tapes and DVD's. So many movies, so little time. If you like Joe Pesci, you should really enjoy this film. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 06/13/23 Full Review Steve D Really unfunny and strangely bland. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review Audience Member Absolute joy. Joe Pesci is amazing! Superb comedy Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/15/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis For failing to fix his New York City tenement, slumlord Louie Kritski (Joe Pesci) is sentenced to live in one of his units. If repairs aren't completed in 120 days, he'll go to jail. As Louie confronts the decrepit conditions in which his tenants live -- from giant rats to nights without heat -- he begins to have a change of heart. But avoiding jail time will mean convincing his money-grubbing father, the building's true owner, to invest money for repairs.
      Director
      Rod Daniel
      Producer
      Charles Gordon
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Feb 28, 2012
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $10.6M
      Runtime
      1h 26m
      Sound Mix
      Surround
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