X-Men Origins - Wolverine Reviews

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Mike Edwards
What Culture
March 1, 2011
I haven't been this disappointed by a film since the new Indiana Jones.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Simon Miraudo
October 21, 2014
So much for a clean slate.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Will Harris
July 7, 2010
While Wolverine contains several nice fight scenes and a couple of enjoyable action sequences, one can't help but feel that it thoroughly wastes Jackman.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Gina Carbone
Seacoast Newspapers (NH/Maine)
May 3, 2009
The first X-Men film I didn't absolutely love.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.75/4
Sam Bathe
Fan The Fire
April 15, 2010
Reported to be the one thing missing in-part from the leaked workprint, sadly many of the special effects in X-Men Origins: Wolverine are somewhat sub-standard.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 1, 2009
To quote Spinal Tap, 'It's such a fine line between stupid and clever.' Wolverine rarely threatens to cross that line into clever, instead remaining fairly stupid, mostly formless and endlessly silly.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
April 30, 2009
I have been powerfully impressed by film versions of Batman, Spider-Man, Superman, Iron Man and the Iron Giant. I wouldn't even walk across the street to meet Wolverine.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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James Berardinelli
May 1, 2009
In terms of tone and content, Wolverine is a nearer match to Daredevil than Iron Man, but its box office gross will undoubtedly be closer to the latter.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
May 1, 2009
Summer's first tent-pole flick is a dulled outing. It may assuage the die-hard fan, but it's doggedly routine.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Pete Hammond
April 30, 2009
Hugh Jackman's action-filled spinoff delivers on the brawn but not the soul of the "X-Men" franchise that spawned it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
May 1, 2009
We get something more akin to Jim Henson's Mutant Babies, with some Highlander touches thrown in for good measure.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
April 30, 2009
A chaotic headbanger, X-Men Origins: Wolverine is saved from pure flat-footed blockbuster franchise adequacy by six things, three of them on Hugh Jackman's left hand, three on his right.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
April 30, 2009
The direction, by Gavin Hood is a case study in mismanagement: of anger, rage, demonic howls that grow into howlers, Olympian camera angles and, above all else, the mismanagement of an unusually personable star.
Julian Roman
April 30, 2009
Wolverine doesn't hold a candle to the X-Men trilogy and is a big step back for the franchise in general.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
April 29, 2009
Whoever pirated X-Men Origins: Wolverine got a punishment that fit the crime.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Sonny Bunch
Washington Times
August 30, 2009
Though well-choreographed, the action sequences simply don't look as good as one would expect from a tent-pole summer release.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Michael Szymanski
Sci-Fi Weekly
August 18, 2009
Hugh Jackman's animal magnetism is palpable in "X-Men Origins: Wolverine." He's more sexy than he has ever been in the past X-Men films, and the movie shows him in bizarre bromance relationships with other mutant freaks as well as a very intimate and most
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
August 11, 2009
Is there anything to enjoy in X-men Origins: Wolverine? Sure. Some of the fights are cool. But for every solid moment there is an equivalent of pure suck.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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James Rocchi
MSN Movies
April 30, 2009
If you're not a die-hard X-Men comic-book fan, you're going to be lost, and if you are a die-hard X-Men comic book fan, you're going to be disappointed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Clay Cane
June 10, 2009
If you've never seen an X-Men film you will enjoy Wolverine. If you are familiar with the X-Men franchise then go for the action, special effects and Hugh Jackman.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Scott A. Mantz
Scott Mantz' Movie Reviews
March 3, 2012
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