When Captain Amazing, chief superhero of Champion City, is kidnapped by insane supervillain Casanova Frankenstein, who will save the city and ensure that justice is served? Enter the Mystery Men: Mr. Furious, The Bowler, The Blue Raja, The Shoveler, The Spleen, The Sphinx, and the Invisible Boy- a group of misfits in possession of superpowers...sort of. Watch the mayhem ensue, as this wacky team goes up against Frankenstein and his mad henchmen. This adaptation of the popular Dark Horse comic strikes a weird comic tone which is heightened by great production design and fun performances by all involved. This is the first feature from director Usher, who previously directed commercials ("Got Milk?").
"...Sharply written, with a lavish look and top-drawer effects adding to the appeal of its large and talented cast..." (Variety)
"...MYSTERY MEN succeeds where others have failed thanks to inventive ideas and a quality, rib-stroking cast. Stiller, Macy and Garofalo all turn in pitch-perfect performances..." (Total Film)
"...Plenty of sharp satire....More than just another [superhero] joke..." -- Rating: B+ (Entertainment Weekly)
"...[A] crafty, tongue-in-cheek satire....With a terrific, offbeat cast operating on one shared, loony wavelength..." (New York Times)
"...Affectionate and astute....[The film] boasts genius, cameo-bursting casting and frequently hilarious writing..." (Box Office)
"...It's clever....With expert and well-matched comic actors such as Stiller, Macy and Garofalo on the team, MYSTERY MEN has no trouble creating a consistent flow of amusement..." (Los Angeles Times)