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Mystery Men

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Mystery Men

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
performer:
Janeane Garofalo, Greg Kinnear, Paul Reubens, Geoffrey Rush, Ben Stiller, Eddie Izzard
director:
Kinka Usher
genre:
Comedy, ActionAdventure

We gave it a B

Most soundtracks are opportunistic messes; Mystery Men is first-class opportunism and hits all the bases well. You’ve got your unavoidable radio hits (Smash Mouth, Freak Power — a.k.a. Fatboy Slim). You’ve got your ironic covers (Violent Femmes torpedoing the Stranglers’ ”No More Heroes”). You’ve got your blindingly obvious clas-sics (”Disco Inferno”). No trailblazing originality here, but no duds either.