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
Will Harris
Bullz-Eye.com
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
Devin Faraci
CHUD
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
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic
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
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
Top Critic
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
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
Top Critic
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
Hollywood.com
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
Alonso Duralde
MSNBC
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
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic
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
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
Top Critic
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
MovieWeb
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
Jordan Hoffman
UGO
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-
James Rocchi
MSN Movies
Top Critic
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
BET.com
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+
Kimberly Gadette
Indie Movies Online
May 1, 2009

Even with the bloated budget of an X-Men, less can be more. The character-driven Iron Man is a perfect example of how the hero, rather than a mega-ton of TNT, is the one who's truly dynamite.

Full Review | Original Score: 5.5/10
Scott A. Mantz
Scott Mantz' Movie Reviews
March 3, 2012

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