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The Super By far the best thing about this misconceived comedy is Joe Pesci's title performance: He plays a gleefully greedy slumlord sentenced by the court to...The SuperComedy, DramaPT95MR By far the best thing about this misconceived comedy is Joe Pesci's title performance: He plays a gleefully greedy slumlord sentenced by the court to...1992-04-03Ruben BladesVincent GardeniaRuben Blades, Vincent Gardenia20th Century Fox Film Corporation

The Super

Genre: Comedy, Drama; Starring: Joe Pesci, Ruben Blades, Vincent Gardenia; Director: Rod Daniel; Author: Sam Simon; Runtime (in minutes): 95; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: 20th Century Fox Film Corporation

By far the best thing about this misconceived comedy is Joe Pesci’s title performance: He plays a gleefully greedy slumlord sentenced by the court to serve as live-in super of his own firetrap. The ordeal starts out nasty enough, with snarling rats, gun-toting tenants, and erupting pipes. But it soon gets trite and predictable on its way to a phony feel-good ending. Despite such Hollywood glossifying, The Super bombed at the box office. But it’s worth the price of a rental, if only to keep tabs on Pesci’s growing gallery of comic rogues. C+