Superman Returns Reviews

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Scott Huver
Hollywood.com
July 6, 2010
Superman Returns is a great kick start to a potentially knockout new franchise, which ultimately leaves the audience, like the people of Metropolis when its greatest hero returns to the skies, brimming with hope.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Neil Miller
Film School Rejects
July 6, 2010
One of this summer's best action movies.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
None of which would register if Routh weren't a Superman whom if we don't need we can at least feel for.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jonathan Kiefer
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Underneath its mechanical safety and mild-manners, this movie does have some heart and some muscle. You'll come to like having it around, even if you thought you'd already moved on.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Brandon Fibbs
BrandonFibbs.com
February 28, 2008
Superman Returns is a bombastic, rousing, explosive burst of summer fun and fantasy, enriched by its predecessors and rejuvenated by the new blood and slavish religious devotion of director Bryan Singer.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
September 23, 2007
Solid and emotionally direct but not the concussive powerhouse many will be hoping for.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Anton Bitel
Eye for Film
August 6, 2007
the tragedy of 9/11 and Lois' super sex with the 'man of steel' are two major selling points of the film, but they remain as sublimated as Clark Kent's secret identity.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007
Ignore the hype, ignore the budget, ignore the expectations, sit back, relax and let Superman return.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 27, 2007
better than 3 and 4
| Original Score: 3/4
March 24, 2007
May be the most reverent superhero film ever made.
Kevin Lally
Film Journal International
February 22, 2007
Singer has crafted a generally exciting and dazzling entertainment.
Philip French
Observer [UK]
January 20, 2007
It's too long, but then so-called 'event movies' always have been.
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
December 13, 2006
Resembling Reeve both physically and vocally, Routh certainly has large red boots to fill. And he fills them admirably
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
October 9, 2006
After nearly 20 years in hiding, one would expect Superman's return to be special. Alas, the most noteworthy thing about director Bryan Singer's new movie is the hype surrounding it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
October 3, 2006
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Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Roger Tennis
Cinemaclips.com
September 6, 2006
It's been 5 years since Superman (Brandon Routh) left Earth to search for the remains of his home planet Krypton. Upon his return, the Man of Steel discovers a world in turmoil and a changed Lois Lane (Kate Bosworth) - engaged to be married and the mothe
| Original Score: 4/5
Peter T. Chattaway
Christianity Today
August 31, 2006
The film's weaknesses aside, there is no denying that Singer has pulled out all the stops in his bid to make the biggest, loudest summer blockbuster possible.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jim Chastain
Norman Transcript
August 30, 2006
The film has a parallel universe that extends beyond the losses the characters suffer to the ones the audience has, based on who we are and what has happened to us.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review
August 21, 2006
Superman returns with a vengeance.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jordan Hiller
Bangitout.com
August 16, 2006
In a time where the youth of this nation are fighting and dying to defend this country, the film argues that each one of us can be super under the right circumstance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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