Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer Reviews

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Dave White
Movies.com
July 6, 2010
Boring is the deal.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Scott Huver
Hollywood.com
July 6, 2010
A little tastier but still far from a gourmet feast.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
Despite some gratuitous allusions to Gitmo, the third-rate effects and the two-bit characters make this a summer wipeout.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review
March 3, 2008
When Jessica Alba was at the MTV Movie Awards she called Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer the best family/comedy of the summer. That alone should spell disaster for a superhero film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Brandon Fibbs
BrandonFibbs.com
February 28, 2008
It doesn't suck. Or maybe I went into the theater with such low expectations that it couldn't possibly be as bad as my imagination had concocted.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
January 4, 2008
Parents longing for entertaining and intelligent family superhero fare would be much better served renting 2005's Zathura or Sky High.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film
December 7, 2007
While the gags are aimed squarely at a family audience, there's nothing wrong with that and this is certainly a film you could take even tiddlers to without worrying they are going to have nightmares later.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
November 17, 2007
While the Silver Surfer cushions the blow, this is a sequel I can ultimately throw away...
JoBlo
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
November 17, 2007
Can't anyone in comic book movies come up with new villains anymore?
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
November 8, 2007
This sequel is out, overall succumbing to the weaknesses of the first movie, which, once again, relegates it to sitting at the kids' table at the gathering of comic book movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media
October 31, 2007
Much better than the first; OK for tweens and up.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Dana Stevens
Slate
September 22, 2007
An off-brand superhero movie, the cinematic equivalent of one of those generic breakfast cereals with a badly drawn squirrel for a mascot.
John Hazelton
Screen International
September 22, 2007
The same kind of lightweight but well executed comic book-based romp as its predecessor.
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
September 12, 2007
For a film that's supposed to be playful, it's an awful, tedious drudge.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Kevin A. Ranson
MovieCrypt.com
August 12, 2007
Characters to love, story to hate.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4.0
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
July 25, 2007
A big-budget bust, and while it isn't as awful as its lame 2005 predecessor, it does come close to achieving the former film's sense of decay.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
July 23, 2007
I have read many of the legitimate criticisms of this sequel, and I agree with them, and I do not care.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007
As the Surfer rises, so too does this franchise.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
David N. Butterworth
rec.arts.movies.reviews
July 12, 2007
While not entirely fantastic, this Four is fun, fast-paced, and family friendly.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Wade Major
Boxoffice Magazine
July 11, 2007
A merciful dearth of plot in favor of mindless set pieces, so-so effects work and passable PG-rated humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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