Super Mario Bros.


Super Mario Bros.

Critics Consensus

Despite flashy sets and special effects, Super Mario Bros. is too light on story and substance to be anything more than a novelty.



Total Count: 40


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User Ratings: 173,182
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Movie Info

The huge success of the video games featuring animated Italian plumbers the Mario Brothers led to this $42 million live action movie. The two brothers (Bob Hoskins and John Leguizamo) live in Manhattan and are chasing Princess Daisy (Samantha Mathis), who wears a necklace made from a meteor fragment. Its powers can free a race of reptilian creatures from the city's sewers. The villainous ruler of the creatures, who are descendants of dinosaurs, is King Koopa (Dennis Hopper). Koopa has kidnapped Daisy and taken her to the underworld of Dinohattan, which is rat-infested and strewn with garbage. The Mario Brothers must overcome many obstacles, just as they do in video games, to free the princess. The film spares no expense with its use of animatronic monsters and high-tech special effects. ~ Michael Betzold, Rovi


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Audience Reviews for Super Mario Bros.

  • Jul 16, 2016
    Exceedingly strange and complete against the Super Mario Bros game. When they say this is terrible I really wanted to give it a chance but, it really is as bad as you have heard. The only saving grace is that both Queen and Roxette are part of the soundtrack.
    Ian W Super Reviewer
  • Dec 18, 2015
    The movie was nowhere from it being based on the Super Mario Bros. game for the Nintendo Entertainment System.
    EpicLadySponge t Super Reviewer
  • Mar 05, 2012
    Oh god this film... This film was every one of these actor's low points in their carrer's. From the second I was told there was a Super Mario Brothers movie, I knew it was going to be bad, but I wasent expecting it to be this bad. I should start off by saying the film was narrarated by Homer Simpson. I then new this would be the cheesiest thing EVER. Then it wasent til later in the film I was like, 'Wait, is that... no, that cant be Dennis Hopper!' but saddly it's true. Bob Hoskins as Mario, Hopper as King Koopa and MOJO NIXON AS TOAD!!! COME ON! What's sad is you know they wanted to make a sequal to this and thank the beard of Zeus they didnt! They didnt include Peach, Wario, Donkey Kong or even the main bad guy BOWSER! Please avoid this film at all cost, for your own sake... I can never get those 114 minutes of my life back...
    Joshua W Super Reviewer
  • Dec 02, 2011
    Super Mario Bros is a terrible movie, it was one of the worst f#cking things that I have ever had to experience. The plot is so god awful and boring and ruined the video game so much that it mnade me sick to my stomach. The cast was horrible, what the hell were they thinking. This movie nbeeds to be destroyed and never be heard from again, I hate this movie.
    Bradley W Super Reviewer

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