Lists: Comedy, Action Comedy, Dark comedy

Brief Synopsis: "After his wife falls under the influence of a drug dealer, an everyday guy transforms himself into Crimson Bolt, a superhero with the best intentions, though he lacks for heroic skills."

Overall Ranking: 1964 (Rank from 2010: # 61)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 8.33%
Regular 41.67%
Half-Popped 50%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Dan Ladnier87 - Good cast, good plot, dark moments. Very good dark comedy superhero movie!
Skooch80 - Certainly is not for everyone, but it is a quality film that deserves more attention right now.
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Movie Evangelist80(full review)
42nd St Freaky Dave80 - Violent, edgy, silly, funny, sad, heartfelt, well acted, well made
Gorgon Reviews80(full review)
Steve Habrat65(full review)
David Baruffi61(full review)
Rob from GuysFilmQuest60 - I went in with lowered expectations, and that was fortunate. At times it’s one of the most graphically violent films I’ve seen in the past two years. The film also includes a number of absurd moments where the concept itself was potentially groan-worthy, and the way the scene was presented made it worse.
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Patrick Devitt60
Drezzy55 - James Gunn's worst movie.
Cinematic Katzenjammer Nick51(full review)
3Guys Griff50(full review)

People Involved

  • Rainn Wilson (The Crimson Bolt)
  • Ellen Page (Boltie)
  • Liv Tyler (Sarah Helgeland)
  • Kevin Bacon (Jacques)
  • Gregg Henry (Detective John Felkner)
  • Michael Rooker (Abe)
  • Andre Royo (Hamilton)
  • Sean Gunn (Toby)
  • Stephen Blackehart (Quill)
  • Don Mac (Mr. Range)
  • Linda Cardellini (Pet Store Employee)
  • Nathan Fillion (The Holy Avenger)
  • Gerardo Davila (Cop)
  • Grant Goodman (Young Frank)
  • Paul T. Taylor (Frank Sr.)
  • James Gunn (Director)