The Amazing Spider-Man Reviews

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Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)
July 14, 2015
I felt, with this film, that the use of 3D was actually exhilarating.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Brian D. Johnson
Maclean's Magazine
July 14, 2015
Just when you think this whole superhero business means the end of civilization as we know it, along comes a glimmer of hope. The Amazing Spider-Man, amazingly, lives up to its billing.
AP Kryza
Willamette Week
July 14, 2015
While it never soars to the heights of Raimi's first two films, it manages to be at once exhilarating, hilarious and bold.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Matthew Lickona
San Diego Reader
July 14, 2015
The story works hard to integrate various elements from Spidey's history, and the score works even harder to let you know what you should be feeling at any given moment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Stephen Rebello
Playboy Online
July 14, 2015
Although less than amazing, The Amazing Spider-Man is still plenty good enough to deliver big grins, thrills and a welcome tug on the heartstrings.
Jodie Tyley
SciFiNow
July 14, 2015
Thanks to this stellar retelling, Andrew Garfield's spin will be going global.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Dann Gire
Chicago Daily Herald
July 14, 2015
Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 2 still reigns as the supreme Spider-Man movie adventure, but Marc Webb's energized reboot The Amazing Spider-Man has its own set of attractive super powers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Alissa Wilkinson
Christianity Today
July 14, 2015
Thankfully, Webb's Peter Parker/Spider-Man is played by Andrew Garfield (whom you last saw in The Social Network), who is fully up to the task.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Michael Burgin
Paste Magazine
July 14, 2015
The only thing amazing about Marc Webb's reboot is how quickly a Hollywood studio can forget the lessons its own films have taught it.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.9/10
Deborah Ross
The Spectator
July 14, 2015
The Amazing Spider-Man isn't so amazing, actually, and is a reboot of a remake, or a remake of a reboot, or a remake rebooted, and remade, rebootingly.
Chris Knight
National Post
July 14, 2015
If you've never seen 2002's Spider-Man you may be more forgiving to this one, but comparisons favour the former in almost every respect.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jay Stone
Canada.com
July 14, 2015
It's a classic, and the attraction is not the surprise of the plot, but to see how it's done this time. The answer is: very smoothly.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Michael Smith
Tulsa World
July 14, 2015
The Amazing Spider-Man is frequently amazing. It's an even better experience than the first Spider-Man, and it's so far superior to Spider-Man 3 as to almost erase that lousy film from our memory.
Scott Renshaw
Salt Lake City Weekly
July 14, 2015
It's clear that nobody here really grasped why those Raimi Spider-Man tales were great. They gave you something that stuck with you, not something the studio is hoping you've forgotten by the time they decide to make another one.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Edward Johnson-Ott
NUVO Newsweekly
July 14, 2015
As far as totally needless remakes go, this is one of the better ones.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Emma Dibdin
The Arts Desk
July 14, 2015
The Amazing Spider-Man puts genuine time and effort into making its central romance feel authentic, and for that it is exceptional. In every other respect, it isn't.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
May 3, 2015
Could we please try telling a decent story for a change instead of worrying so much about setting up a damn franchise?
Brad Keefe
Columbus Alive
April 28, 2014
Is 'The Amazing Spider-Man' amazing? Yes. But get ready to get caught in a web of recent nostalgia.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
John Hanlon
Big Hollywood
June 30, 2013
This reboot works with a freshness and seriousness that was often missing from the 2002 Tobey Maguire film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Will Leitch
Deadspin
June 23, 2013
The primary effect of this movie to keep conjuring up better movies.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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