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Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer Reviews

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Jason Zingale
Bullz-Eye.com

Yet another disappointing sequel in a summer filled with far too many of them.

Full Review Source: Bullz-Eye.com | Original Score: 2.5/5

June 16, 2007
Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies

The makers of the franchise better find something more interesting for their four heroes to do -- and quick.

Full Review Source: Zertinet Movies | Original Score: 1.5/4

June 27, 2007
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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For non comic book fans over the age of 13, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer is a tedious, incoherent bore. For comic book fans of any age, it is an atrocity.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 1.5/4

June 15, 2007
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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Better than its juvenile predecessor.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 2/4

June 15, 2007
Pete Hammond
Maxim

Sure, the CGI work is all pro and the Silver Surfer effect is a cool visual but the dumb lines and forced chemistry just don't cut it.

| Original Score: 2/5

June 16, 2007
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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It is passable comic book stuff, dumb and loud. Loud. LOUD.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

June 14, 2007
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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The film fails to sustain its modest running time of 87 minutes.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

June 14, 2007
Edward Douglas
ComingSoon.net

Better than the first one, but that's only taking into consideration that it couldn't possibly have been any worse.

Full Review Source: ComingSoon.net | Original Score: 6/10

June 14, 2007
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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It's funnier and splashier than the original, but I still can't quite recommend it.

June 18, 2007
Anton Bitel
musicOMH.com

Kids will probably have a blast - but pity their parents having to explain afterwards what exactly those American federal agents were doing torturing a gurneyed prisoner in a secret Siberian base.

Full Review Source: musicOMH.com | Original Score: 2/5

June 15, 2007
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

As far as minor triumphs go, at least Story's disposable film is shrewd enough to understand, embrace, and then stay true to its iconic comic book source material's lighthearted spirit.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2/4

June 15, 2007
Kam Williams
EURWeb

The worst comic book adaptation since, well, since Fantastic Four 1. An unimaginative disaster that takes forever to end, as if the celluloid is being stretched by Mr. Fantastic to make the movie last ten times longer than ninety minutes.

Full Review Source: EURWeb | Original Score: 0/4

June 18, 2007
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com

It's a vast improvement over 2005's laughably dim-witted superhero tale, though it still lacks any major high-stakes excitement or surprises.

Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com | Original Score: C+

June 14, 2007
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review

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 Source: The Scorecard Review | Original Score: 3/10

March 3, 2008
Bob Grimm
Reno News and Review

While it might be better than the first one, it still sucks.

Full Review Source: Reno News and Review | Original Score: 1.5/5

July 4, 2007
John Hazelton
Screen International

The same kind of lightweight but well executed comic book-based romp as its predecessor.

Full Review Source: Screen International

September 22, 2007
Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
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Sentient humans should stay away; all others may enter confident that their IQs are already in the Chernobyl-fried range and will not be affected, except for downward.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

June 14, 2007
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

Yeah Johnny, it's got a Hemi. Too bad the rest of your movie is such a broken-down lemon.

Full Review Source: Flipside Movie Emporium | Original Score: D

June 15, 2007
Manohla Dargis
New York Times
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Rise of the Silver Surfer is an existentially and aesthetically unnecessary sequel to the equally irrelevant if depressingly successful Fantastic Four.

| Original Score: 1.5/5

June 15, 2007
Brian Orndorf
OhmyNews.com

Surfing down the face of a building or opening bottomless holes in the Earth? Yes! Lamenting the loss of his loved one and trading therapy sessions with Sue? No!

Full Review Source: OhmyNews.com | Original Score: D+

June 14, 2007
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