Spider-Man Reviews

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Gloria Goodale
Christian Science Monitor
April 12, 2013
This crowd-pleaser is a highly satisfying rendering of Lee's reluctant hero, one that captures the broken heart and tortured soul of a young man whose coming of age arrives with a perilously high price tag.
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
June 28, 2012
Captures the high-energy, pulpy effervescence of Marvel when it was young and feisty... whatever imperfections the film picks up along the way, they practically demand to be hand-waved aside.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Geoffrey Kleinman
DVDTalk.com
January 16, 2011
It's got all that you'd want from superhero movie and more. A truly enjoyable film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 28, 2010
Fun movie, but may be too intense for younger kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
July 14, 2010
In emphasizing angst over energy, the movie is much like its hero -- not the dashing crime fighter in a red-and-black bodysuit but the introspective nerd who both endears and exasperates.
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David Ansen
Newsweek
July 6, 2010
Even at its most generic, Raimi's amiable movie doesn't forget its human scale.
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
July 6, 2010
Sam Raimi has gotten the exact mix right to create certainly one of the best superhero films ever made.
Kit Bowen
Hollywood.com
September 8, 2009
Spider-Man is funny, poignant and true to form with Tobey Maguire and company fleshing out the famed comic-book characters with aplomb.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Finally, a fully faithful adaptation to a comic book icon, save for some bumps along the road. It's a fun movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jason Zingale
Bullz-Eye.com
October 18, 2008
A vibrant piece of pop entertainment that serves as the perfect start to the summer season.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
An adaptation of the Marvel Comics superhero adventures that effectively takes time between exhilarating digital effects to develop character and motivation.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 5, 2008
Colourful, energetic and well-cast, Spider-Man is a good-quality, highly-entertaining action movie.
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
March 5, 2008
A perfectly serviceable early-summer popcorn picture that will satisfy its core teen constituency and not displease general viewers looking for some disposable entertainment.
Sean Axmaker
Seanax.com
February 28, 2008
[Sam] Raimi captures the ineffable quality that makes this misfit with muscles New York's own blue-collar, working-man's hero.
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007
Spider-man flows as smoothly from scene to scene, catching the audience in its charming web and setting us up for a sequel which, for once, will be welcome.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
April 17, 2007
Unfortunately the film, like many of its ilk, is driven by special effects, and there's a serious disconnect between Maguire's sweet-natured dialogue and Spider-Man's pounding violence and stunning acrobatic work.
Ian Freer
Empire Magazine
December 30, 2006
Practically pitch-perfect summer entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Tom Charity
Time Out
June 24, 2006
This accomplished blockbuster announces itself as a stylish piece of pop myth-spinning.
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
September 30, 2005
At its best, it's action packed fantasy, grounded in reality by a talented cast who pack a real emotional wallop. At its worst, it's over the top, and more than a little sappy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Stuart Klawans
The Nation
March 3, 2005
Spider-Man was the first really alienated guy to swoop around fighting crime in a funny outfit. His strange powers made this teenage outsider into even more of an outsider -- and Spider-Man... stays true to that idea, thanks mostly to Maguire.
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