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Spider-Man 2 Reviews

Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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Alfred Molina makes a more baroque supervillain than Willem Dafoe's Green Goblin, but the other stars seem happy to be giving us more of the same. Sam Raimi's direction, on the other hand, is even more fluent and well paced.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

August 5, 2013
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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A lot of talent to lavish on a single movie, but the result is uncommonly smart for the genre, and not just smart but tremendously enjoyable.

July 14, 2010
Nathan Rabin
AV Club
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Simultaneously funnier, darker, and more emotional than its forebear.

Full Review Source: AV Club

July 14, 2010
Dave Calhoun
Time Out
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All in all, this sequel is a blockbuster with both a heart and a brain.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
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It improves on the first one: better action, better comedy.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

August 7, 2004
Anthony Lane
New Yorker
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Like the first installment, refreshingly perverse in its intent.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

August 1, 2004
Julien Lapointe
Chicago Reader
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Raimi is good with the details.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader | Original Score: 3/4

July 20, 2004
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
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Spider-Man 2 is much more a grown-up love story than its predecessor.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

July 9, 2004
Charles Taylor
Salon.com
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For a big-budget action movie Spider-Man 2 is modest and not assaultive -- it has a boring decency.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

July 3, 2004
Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
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Spider-Man 2 has all manner of fancy CGI improvements on its precursor, but in the end it's the old-style action sequences that carry it.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

June 30, 2004
Michael Booth
Denver Post
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Easily the most fun movie of the summer, an all-ages show that crawls deep into the heart.

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

June 30, 2004
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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A terrifically entertaining comic book of a movie that mixes action and romance in ways that give it heft and heart.

| Original Score: A-

June 30, 2004
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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This triumphant sequel to the hard-to-top 2002 original may be the first great comic-book movie in the age of self-help and CGI wizardry, an entertainment in which both the thrills and the therapeutic personal growth are well earned.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: A

June 30, 2004
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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This Spidey ain't heavy, this Spidey ain't light -- this Spidey weighs in just right.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 3.5/4

June 30, 2004
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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A masterpiece of pop filmmaking -- a fantastic, exuberant entertainment that manages to be both sleek and substantial without being patronizing.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 4/4

June 30, 2004
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
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The new, improved SM2 has a far smoother narrative line, as well as more amazing special effects, including even more terrific swinging.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 5/5

June 30, 2004
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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Doc Ock is a far more interesting character than Willem Dafoe's Green Goblin from the first picture, and he's a lot funnier, too.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 4/5

June 30, 2004
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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As fine a repeat experience as our foolish, creativity-challenged tradition of sequelizing allows.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

June 30, 2004
Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
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Maguire, with his dim eyes and his forlorn voice, gives the movie an emotional center utterly rare for this sort of thing.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

June 29, 2004
David Edelstein
Slate
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Spider-Man 2 has the cleanest emotional arc of any comic-book movie, ever. For all the simulation, it breathes.

Full Review Source: Slate

June 29, 2004
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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This is undoubtedly the most fun you'll have at the multiplexes this season, or maybe even this year.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 4/4

June 29, 2004
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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Smart, fun entertainment made by people who took nothing for granted, including the audience.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 4/4

June 29, 2004
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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A deeply satisfying and involving sequel.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 3/4

June 29, 2004
Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
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[Raimi pulls] off the amazing feat of one-upping the original.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger

June 29, 2004
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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Sequels don't get much better -- or smarter -- than the action-, drama-, romance- and comedy-packed Spider-Man 2.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 3.5/4

June 29, 2004
Jami Bernard
New York Daily News
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Spider-Man 2 is a perfect blend of summer action, a big movie with a deeply personal story.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3.5/4

June 29, 2004
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Spider-Man 2 won't just grab your guts -- it will take your heart.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune

June 29, 2004
Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
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Sensational enough for power-fantasy fans, it also tells a strong story that tugs agreeably on our heartstrings.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: A+

June 29, 2004
Tom Long
Detroit News
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Well worth seeing for comic and action fans, but let's hope for a lower hand-wringing quotient next time around.

| Original Score: B

June 29, 2004
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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If the first installment of Spider-Man lived up to expectations, the new film surpasses them.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 4/4

June 29, 2004
Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
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The best comic book-styled adventure since the 23-year-old Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: A

June 29, 2004
Paul Clinton (CNN.com)
CNN.com
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Every bit as good -- if not better -- than the original.

Full Review Source: CNN.com

June 29, 2004
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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The best superhero movie since the modern genre was launched with Superman (1978).

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 4/4

June 29, 2004
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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This sequel is a more complete, not to mention more complex, experience.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3/4

June 29, 2004
Steve Murray
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Spider-Man, Spider-Man, does whatever a sequel can. And then some.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Original Score: B+

June 29, 2004
Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
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As visually stunning and loyal to character development as the first film.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 4/5

June 29, 2004
J. Hoberman
Village Voice
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The movie's first half is talky bordering on tiresome -- endlessly rehashing the same mix of frustrated puppy love, survivor guilt, and identity crisis.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

June 29, 2004
Mike Clark
USA Today
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Has something for everyone.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 4/4

June 28, 2004
Bruce Newman
San Jose Mercury News
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[The first big fight scene] looks so realistic that it's hard to believe the whole thing was shot in a computer.

| Original Score: 3/4

June 28, 2004
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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Doc Ock grabs this film with his quartet of sinisterly serpentine mechanical arms and refuses to let go.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

June 28, 2004
Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune
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Until it develops a bad case of verbosity toward the end, it improves upon its predecessor in almost every way, delivering flashier thrills while digging deeper into its characters and adding an overlay of wit.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3.5/4

June 28, 2004
Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
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A big Hollywood machine that's unexpectedly full of wit and -- dare we say it? -- intelligence.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

June 28, 2004
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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A worthy sequel to the 2002 blockbuster, Spider-Man 2 will deposit fans somewhere on the satisfaction spectrum between quietly pleased and overjoyed.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3/4

June 28, 2004
John Anderson
Newsday
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Spider- Man 2 is that rare thing, a thoroughly successful sequel.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 4/4

June 28, 2004
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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Spider-Man 2 is full of bright colors, emphatic noises and elaborate special effects. That much is to be expected. But its distinguishing features, I'm happy to report, are strong characters and honest feelings.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4/5

June 28, 2004
Todd McCarthy
Variety
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Crackerjack entertainment from start to finish.

Full Review Source: Variety

June 23, 2004
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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Production values exceed those of the earlier film in creating a comic book world with design, costumes, cinematography and CG effects that deliver the 'wow' factor in spades.

June 23, 2004
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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[F]aster, funnier and more entertaining than the original.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

June 21, 2004
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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Spider-Man 2 is all you can ask for in summer fun.

Full Review Source: Rolling Stone | Original Score: 3.5/4

June 15, 2004
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