Superman (1978)

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You'll Believe a Man Can Fly!

Directed By Richard Donner Starring Marlon Brando  •  Gene Hackman  •  Christopher Reeve  •  Ned Beatty  •  Margot Kidder Genres Action  •  Adventure  •  Based-on-Comics  •  Sci-Fi Action  •  Science Fiction  •  Superhero Film Studios &
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Superman  •  DC Comics  •  National Film Registry  •  StudioCanal  •  Roger Ebert's Great Movies  •  Saturn Award for Best Science Fiction Film Nominated  •  Saturn Award for Best Science Fiction Film Winning  •  Wizard World Louisville 2014  •  Time Out: London's 100 Best Sci-Fi Movies
Other Titles Superman: The Movie [United States] Release Info December 15, 1978
Color  •  143 minutes PG Rated PG
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ToryK said on 3/25/2016

"Shit, did I make the right decision? "The Planet Krypton" just started playing in my head and I..." more ►

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danielsayan

danielsayan on 8/18/2011 Reply  · 

I will alway remember when my dad took me to the movies to see Superman, I really belived a man could fly, no other film made me feel that way.

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Caesar

Caesar on 4/14/2013 Reply  · 

This movie raised the bar for superhero movies. I wonder if Man of Steel can top it.

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Zebula77

Zebula77 on 10/10/2014 Reply  · 

The best super-hero movie. Ever. :)

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JC13

JC13 on 2/19/2016 Reply  · 

The second half is much better than the first, though the ending is stupid. A mixed bag for me.

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smatticus

smatticus on 3/5/2016 Reply  · 

I agree with JC, a mixed bag. Christopher Reeve and Gene Hackman are very good, John Williams' score is excellent and I'm even willing to give a pass to the effects which, though naturally dated by today's standards, look impressive for their time. But my main problems are that it's too long and the pacing is overly leisurely. And yeah, the ending is pretty dumb, but I was already aware of that so what can you do...?

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 11/9/2016 Reply  · 

Just finished it today for the first time from start to finish. Loved it. Yes, it's got cheesy moments and is a bit of a mixed bag as mentioned, but I still loved it. Some astonishing photography and camera work in the farming scenes and an incredible score as well. Loved the intro back on Krypton. I was never a comic book geek, so much of this is new to me.

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Eagleskywalker87

Eagleskywalker87 on 8/14/2017 Reply  · 

Not a mixed bag, just a great film.

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