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R: ARCHIVE, S: MOVIES, D: 01/13/2000,

Mystery Men


For all the name actors and elaborate scenery, Kinka Usher's film is amateurish. Funny are Ben Stiller as Mr. Furious, whose "power" is that he gets really mad, and Janeane Garofalo as "The Bowler." And then there's Greg Kinnear's Captain Amazing: he looks just like his alter ego, yet no one can put two and two together. It's too bad that Captain Amazing has to be kidnapped so early on -- once the Mystery Men set out on a rescue mission, the film becomes interminable.