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X-Men: Days of Future Past Reviews

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J. Olson
Cinemixtape
April 17, 2016
It doesn't so much revive the franchise as it confirms that it's still breathing. Barely.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Cynthia Fuchs
PopMatters
October 9, 2015
The teenaged Quicksilver, played by Evan Peters... grants this sometimes unwieldy lot of exposition a brilliantly entertaining set-piece, as he speeds around a prison chamber to the tune of Jim Croce's "Time in a Bottle."
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Josh Terry
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
October 9, 2015
It doesn't deliver as many "wow" moments as one might hope for, but as far as the X-Men franchise is concerned, it's one of the better installments.
Neil Rosen
NY1-TV
October 9, 2015
It's an ingenuous screenplay that's marvelously executed by Singer, whose return to the series is more than welcome.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Beth Accomando
KPBS.org
September 11, 2015
The best part of this film and the best thing to happen to the franchise as a whole is the casting of Michael Fassbender as Eric Lehnsherr/Magneto and James McAvoy as Professor Charles Xavier.
Jeff Beck
Examiner.com
July 16, 2015
X-Men: Days of Future Past builds upon the outstanding First Class by offering up an immensely fascinating and spectacularly entertaining storyline that just goes to show how far this franchise has come in recent years.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Kyle Anderson
Nerdist
July 13, 2015
It's a thoroughly impressive piece of work and works on all narrative levels.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Corey Hall
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
July 13, 2015
A film loaded with snappy dialogue, winking in-jokes, and a fistful of terrific performances that add a layer of emotional resonance and moral complexity, grounding the material even as it threatens to fly away in a blizzard of flying shrapnel.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
July 13, 2015
Singer eventually succumbs to the usual building destroying mayhem, but before he does, he stages two brilliant sequences early on that rank among the best set-pieces in any of these types of films.
Siobhan Synnot
Scotland on Sunday
July 13, 2015
I like that X-Men eschews the hipster cynicism of other superhero movies, and that Singer encourages the cast to give their performances Shakespearian vigour.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Edward Johnson-Ott
NUVO Newsweekly
July 13, 2015
Solid acting, a storyline that creates tension even if you can anticipate the outcome, and killer action set pieces more than make up for the slightly overstuffed feel.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Katey Rich
Vanity Fair
July 13, 2015
In an age when more and more movies just feel like stepping-stones toward the next, bigger things, is it so much to ask that it be a good movie all on its own?
Katherine McLaughlin
The Arts Desk
July 13, 2015
X-Men: Days of Future Past is convoluted and some of it doesn't make sense but it's a complete blast from start to finish thanks to a fine cast, good sense of humour and Fassbender spouting James Brown lyrics at random.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 13, 2015
Bryan Singer returns with a bang, firmly reestablishing his footprint on the series from the opening credits and putting his heroes through hell in the process.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Alex Doenau
Trespass
July 13, 2015
X-Men: Days of Future Past is not only an enjoyable comic book film, it serves as an apologia for the messes of X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
Scott Renshaw
Salt Lake City Weekly
July 13, 2015
Bryan Singer juggles more than a dozen mutants and whole heaps of story for a satisfying comic-book action spectacle and allegory.
Richard von Busack
MetroActive
July 13, 2015
This isn't a bad diversion, and it'll drive all the thoughts out of your head for two hours, but ultimately all you can feel is the pressure as it tries to break your heart.
Jyoti Sharma Bawa
Hindustan Times
July 13, 2015
While Stewart and McKellen don't have much to do this time, their younger selves McAvoy and Fassbender deliver commendable performances.
Robert Horton
HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
July 13, 2015
I am a sucker for a good old-fashioned warp in the time-space continuum, and Days of Future Past gives us a spirited one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Blake Goble
Consequence of Sound
July 13, 2015
This X-Men is fun, like Bryan Singer's previous effort, the 2003 X2: X-Men United -- light on its feet, light on story.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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