Man of Steel Reviews

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Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
July 14, 2015
A movie about the clash of gods should feel more epic, more awestruck, less in a hurry to get to the next uninspired plot point.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
April 28, 2015
The plot's sci-fi gobbledygook gets awfully unwieldy, and I wish the colors had popped instead of settling for such dreary realism. But this is a movie with a big heart, just like its hero.
Chris Stuckmann
ChrisStuckmann.com
April 23, 2015
Clark's multiple father-and-son tales are beautifully realized and it's a very fun movie to watch. However, the romance is shallow.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Mark Hughes
Forbes
August 5, 2014
...while it doesn't achieve the brilliance of the modern Batman franchise, and while it certainly has a few flaws... the action is undeniably well-done and there are still good character bits throughout.
Richard Knight
Windy City Times
June 27, 2014
A robotic exercise in moviemaking that will no doubt satisfy the requirements of millions of distracted moviegoers who no longer require absolute engagement to be entertained-and who might, in fact, prefer exactly that.
Matt Singer
The Dissolve
June 26, 2014
A gritty, realistic story shot by a director whose instincts constantly push him away from grit and realism, and into flash and fantasy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Raam Tarat
Future Movies UK
February 7, 2014
Despite its excessive running time, and slightly meandering narrative, Man of Steel has definitely earned its place amongst recent comic-book adaptations, standing tall in the DC / Marvel cinematic universe.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Top Critic
Wesley Morris
Grantland
December 21, 2013
Christliness has always been an element of the Superman myth. But this film's near literal insistence upon it becomes absurd since director Zack Snyder and screenwriter David S. Goyer don't dramatize the analogy, they presume it.
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
December 21, 2013
Like the man with a hammer to whom every problem looks like a nail, to Nolan and Goyer, every superhero universe apparently looks like Gotham City.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jim Vejvoda
IGN Movies
December 21, 2013
Action-packed, briskly-paced and featuring a stellar cast, Man of Steel is the best Superman film since the 1978 original and proves DC can match Marvel in the massive scale department.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Rob Hunter
Film School Rejects
December 21, 2013
Action scenes shouldn't be dull, especially large-scale ones devastating half of a city, but that's exactly what threatens to happen here.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Mark R. Leeper
Mark Leeper's Reviews
December 18, 2013
[Zach] Snyder who made his mark with the film 300 can manipulate images but fails to bring them to life.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
December 15, 2013
A definite step-up from the last attempt to revive this character, but there's something still missing from this origin story. Other franchise builders have done more with less, but here that isn't for lack of trying.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeremy Lebens
We Got This Covered
November 17, 2013
Zack Snyder's Man of Steel is a gritty and realistic take on one of the most iconic superheroes ever. It's visually astonishing and action-packed.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Chase Whale
ChaseWhale.com
November 8, 2013
MAN OF STEEL is everything you've ever wanted in a Superman movie
Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit
November 1, 2013
Action-filled but less than super: yet another summer blockbuster
Mara Reinstein
Us Weekly
September 22, 2013
No fun costume change in a phone booth, no wowing humans with his powers and no repartee with reporter Lois Lane.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
J.C. Mašek III
PopMatters
September 18, 2013
A solid film, but a solid Superman?
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
September 13, 2013
Snyder delivers the type of undeniable, overwhelming charge with which he's become Sny-nonymous, and his affinity for spectacle strongly courses throughout.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
David Keyes
Cinemaphile.org
August 28, 2013
The screenplay by David S. Goyer is like an arm wrestling match between brain and muscle, and when one takes charge the other falls out of line.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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