Spider-Man Reviews

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Rebecca Murray
About.com
December 17, 2002
Bring on the sequels!
Full Review | Original Score: A
Ron Wells
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
For all its faults, Spider-Man is a good film, and you'll probably have a good time watching it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nicolas Lacroix
Showbizz.net
November 12, 2002
Sam Raimi a réussi un tour de force: l'adaptation de bande dessinée la plus fidèle à voir le jour au grand écran.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
James Rocchi
Netflix
November 7, 2002
Sam Raimi and Tobey Maguire bring a hero to cinematic life with a fun, fast, action-packed blockbuster.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Jason Clark
Matinee Magazine
November 2, 2002
All the dough in the world doesn't disguise hollow, simplistic storytelling
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
October 30, 2002
Terrifically entertaining blockbuster that, for once, gets everything right.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
October 25, 2002
Spiderman ROCKS
Full Review | Original Score: A
Rachel Deahl
Local Planet Weekly (Spokane, WA)
October 24, 2002
Sam Raimi is brilliant behind the camera and Spider-Man is a faithful and fun adaptation.
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
The movie swings, literally, with physical and emotional energy for all of its two hours.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Erin Free
FILMINK (Australia)
October 2, 2002
'...a perfectly pitched blockbuster where the characters come first.'
Brent Simon
Entertainment Today
August 26, 2002
Idiosyncratic but all the better for it... the stylish Spider-Man emerges as the most intelligent, fun and singular comic book vision since Tim Burton's Batman.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
August 23, 2002
Always striking the right balance of whimsy, peril, and real-world angst that's fueled Stan Lee and Steve Ditko's Marvel Comics creation.
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
August 22, 2002
Very few liberties are taken with the story, and the ones that are (such as Spidey's webbing ability envisioned as a genetic mutation) seem like improvements.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 15, 2002
Thankfully, director Sam Raimi knows a little bit about exposing the cool in something that is irrevocably cheesy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Kim Newman
Sight and Sound
August 8, 2002
Full of deftly handled small moments and characters.
Bob Ross
Tampa Tribune
July 25, 2002
It took a decade or two to bring Spidey's story to the screen, but fans will appreciate the long-delayed payoff.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Top Critic
Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune
July 20, 2002
It's got appealing performers as the leads.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 15, 2002
Si el siglo XXI necesita de héroes, el Hombre Araña parece haber llegado para quedarse.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Marshall Fine
Journal News (Westchester, NY)
July 15, 2002
An unexpectedly rich experience: exciting, complex and way larger than life.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
July 12, 2002
Sam Raimi has created a picture so likable and true to the Marvel comic book that comparisons with the first Superman movie are inevitable.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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