Uneven, bizarrely incoherent movie, which treats the material with annoying irreverence. Director Richard Lester seems more interested in campy humor and over-the-top gags than Superman, while Richard Pryor, who accepted the role purely for the money, does his best with sub par material. Only Christopher Reeve's wonderfully earnest performance and a terrific showdown between Clark Kent and Bizarro Superman, save the film from becoming unwatchable.
Text © Ahmed Khalifa. 2016.