The Amazing Spider-Man Reviews

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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+
Scott Foundas
Film Comment Magazine
June 20, 2013

This umphundredth origin story of a nerdy outsider turned unlikely crime fighter is surprisingly enjoyable.

Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger
May 25, 2013

Other than recasting and swapping out love interests for the spindly web-slinger, there's nothing here that wasn't there 10 years ago in the original.

Full Review | Original Score: C
Carla Meyer
Sacramento Bee
May 23, 2013

The bigger standouts are scenes of character transformation. these moments alone are worth the price of admission. They are the reason to keep seeing summer blockbusters on a big screen. There are few new ideas, but still plenty of new thrills.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Tom Glasson
Concrete Playground
March 4, 2013

One good film deserves another.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Fr. Chris Carpenter
Rage Monthly
January 27, 2013

One of the ten best films of 2012.

Full Review | Original Score: A-
Joe Gross
Austin American-Statesman
January 8, 2013

The recasting works. If Maguire is the Spider-Man of Spidey co-creator Steve Ditko, this is the Spider-Man of artist John Romita: a little slicker, a little more modern. Spider-Man in skinny jeans, if you will.

Full Review | Original Score: B
Kirk Baird
Toledo Blade
January 8, 2013

For a superhero origin film, it's pretty good, but it's hardly amazing.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Ali Gray
TheShiznit.co.uk
January 8, 2013

It's almost impossible to watch the film without thinking of what could have -- and what already has -- been, therefore it's extremely difficult to enjoy on its own merit.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
December 17, 2012

I go to a Spider-Man movie to see the guy duke it out with powerful bad guys. I'm simple that way. I don't need a welter of convolutions.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Andy Lea
Daily Star
November 21, 2012

This edgier Parker feels a more believable alter-ego - closer to the wise-cracking, ass-kicking hero from the comics and early animated TV series.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
November 16, 2012

"The Amazing Spider-Man" isn't as dramatically revisionist as Christopher Nolan's "Batman Begins," but it's as good as Raimi's first "Spider-Man" film and darker, while still being tongue-in-cheek. That's a tough tone to master.

Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
November 16, 2012

A superior film that promises to age better than Sam Raimi's films...

Kofi Outlaw
ScreenRant
October 2, 2012

The potential is there for a much bigger, better, Spider-Man movie universe to come, even if this movie doesn't fully realize that potential.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Adam Ross
The Aristocrat
September 27, 2012

We all know that Spider-Man 3 sucked, but did it have to come to this? A 'one strike and you're out' policy? I would have taken a Raimi/Maguire Spider-Man 4 over this retread any day.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Patrick Kolan
Shotgun Critic
September 26, 2012

Not quite 'amazing' then, but there will always be a deserving audience for rock-solid superhero movies done with this kind of heart and care.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jonathan Lack
We Got This Covered
September 14, 2012

The Amazing Spider-Man may be a reboot, but it feels entirely fresh thanks to a strong, different interpretation of the Spider-Man mythos and tremendous performances from the excellent ensemble.

Full Review | Original Score: 9.5/10
Jeff Beck
Examiner.com
September 14, 2012

After the film's runtime of over two hours, you may be surprised how little of it sticks with you.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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