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X-Men: First Class Reviews

David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
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The climax is the biggest letdown, a giant hash of crosscutting and unremarkable (in an era in which we've seen everything) CGI.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

August 3, 2013
Leah Rozen
TheWrap
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As X-Men films go, this one gets the job done and is certainly better than Last Stand or Wolverine. But there are still just too darn many X-Men.

Full Review Source: TheWrap

October 7, 2011
David Denby
New Yorker
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Looks and feels like a very cheesy Cold War-era B movie...

Full Review Source: New Yorker

June 27, 2011
Eric D. Snider
Film.com
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It uses the themes of the previous movies to build an intelligent, fast-paced, and highly entertaining prequel.

Full Review Source: Film.com | Original Score: A-

June 3, 2011
Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com
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This blazing "pre-boot" breathes new life into the sagging franchise

Full Review Source: Richard Roeper.com | Original Score: 4.5/5

June 3, 2011
Keith Uhlich
Time Out New York
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New decade; same ol' same ol'.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 2/5

June 3, 2011
Karina Longworth
Village Voice
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Lacking a single memorable joke or striking image, First Class is as perfunctory and passionless as would-be franchise resurrections get.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

June 3, 2011
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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It's a strangely talky motion picture that tries to advance several philosophical themes; these would have been more interesting if we weren't already aware of how they will play out in the "future" X-Men trilogy.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 3, 2011
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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We all love a good creation myth. That's partly why X-Men: First Class is such fanboy fun.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 3/4

June 3, 2011
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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The finest comic-book flick since 2008's The Dark Knight.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 3.5/4

June 3, 2011
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
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Erik/Magneto, as played by Michael Fassbender, is, well, magnetic.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: B

June 3, 2011
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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Even without making the honor roll, "X-Men: First Class" has earned a pass for future semesters.

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 3, 2011
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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Revives the flagging franchise with this globe-trotting iteration, infusing it with new life and dazzling visual effects.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 3/4

June 2, 2011
Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
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The X-Men franchise always had a lot on its mind compared to most of its superhero brethren.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: B

June 2, 2011
Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
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Too bad that First Class torpedoes its lofty intentions with flights of idiocy so wrongheaded as to be almost endearing.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

June 2, 2011
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
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"First Class" happily delivers on the escapism and rich narrative texture the best of its predecessors have promised.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 3/4

June 2, 2011
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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McAvoy and Fassbender are a casting triumph. These two have, yes, real star magnetism, both individually and together: They're both cool and intense, suave and unaffected, playful and dead serious about their grand comic-book work.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B+

June 2, 2011
Dana Stevens
Slate
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[Some] ludicrous but endearing moments of bro-bonding are all that sets this otherwise stock-issue superhero movie apart from its mass-produced brethren.

Full Review Source: Slate

June 2, 2011
Tom Charity
CNN.com
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In most respects it's a solid effort that maintains the integrity of this rather earnest series.

Full Review Source: CNN.com

June 2, 2011
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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Preaching mutant pride with endearing fervor, "X-Men: First Class" proves to be a mutant in its own right -- a zestfully radical departure from the latter spawn of a sputtering franchise.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

June 2, 2011
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
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Undone by a frustrating mire of multiple plots, overreaching special effects, leaden ancillary players and world-ending military standoffs that have all the tension of a water balloon fight.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2/5

June 2, 2011
Tom Long
Detroit News
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With all the blue-haired, flying, screaming, mind-melding hi-jinks this film has to offer, you'd think it would be able to squeeze in a few novel bursts of fun.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: C-

June 2, 2011
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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A potent reminder of what jazzed us about Bryan Singer's first two X-Men and the Marvel comics that spawned them.

Full Review Source: Rolling Stone | Original Score: 3.5/4

June 2, 2011
Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
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Uneven, occasionally silly -- true, but it's still an improvement over 2006's X-Men: The Last Stand.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 2, 2011
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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There's just so much you can do with lines like "You're not alone, Eric, you're not alone" and "the president's about to make his address!" before you get sucked into the vortex.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 2, 2011
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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X-Men: First Class is an uncommonly polished and sophisticated superhero movie in which the characters are so strong you sometimes forget you're watching a story about telepaths and men who can bend steel with their minds.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 3/4

June 2, 2011
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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A richly layered, intelligently worked-out prequel, it melds a dozen back stories, globe-hopping thrills and historic political confrontations, yet it never packs too many sardines into the tin.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 3.5/4

June 2, 2011
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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The film features Michael Fassbender in a pivotal role. That's enough to lift it above the mechanics of the routine.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 2, 2011
Scott Tobias
NPR
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With X-Men: First Class getting the heavy lifting out of the way, the sequels will presumably cut loose -- but it won't be easy for them to have this much fun doing it.

Full Review Source: NPR

June 2, 2011
Tasha Robinson
AV Club
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First Class largely does what it sets out to do, by turning out another crowd-pleasing comic-book film designed to bring in new fans while gratifying the old ones.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: B

June 2, 2011
Manohla Dargis
New York Times
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Mr. Vaughn doesn't bring conviction to the story's identity politics (say it loud, I'm mutant and I'm proud), but he gives Mr. Fassbender and Mr. McAvoy room to bring the brotherly love.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

June 2, 2011
Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
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The notion of a period-piece comic book movie, which could fancifully reshuffle historical episodes, has great potential, but neither the cast nor the filmmakers aim for the sort of period detail that would have made the premise interesting.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

June 2, 2011
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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The scene where the mutants stand on a beach and mentally duel by causing both American and Soviet missiles to shuttle back and forth in the sky is ... hilarious, I was going to say, but no, I should consider this scene more devoutly.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 2, 2011
Rafer Guzman
Newsday
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The first such film since 2008's The Dark Knight that has something on its mind other than lavish effects and high decibels.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 3/4

June 2, 2011
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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Though "First Class" has its share of well-honed action sequences, it shines in the same way the previous films did: through fine casting and carefully crafted characters.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3/4

June 2, 2011
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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"X-Men: First Class"? More like coach, actually.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 2, 2011
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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A large and talented cast manages to make more than a dozen characters pop, but still this is the Michael Fassbender show.

Full Review Source: New York Post

June 2, 2011
Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
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While the whole film is professionally executed and goes down smoothly enough, the underlying stupidity of its subject matter can't help but show through in the end.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

June 2, 2011
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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It's big, bright, savvy, and so expansive you'll undoubtedly leave feeling you got your money's worth.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3/5

June 2, 2011
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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Entertaining enough for a Saturday night, and much more satisfying than the last X-Men' offshoot, the woeful Wolverine.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3/4

June 1, 2011
David Germain
Associated Press
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The result is one of the best Marvel adaptations, packed with action, humor, retro 1960s style that's both campy and sexy and a revisionist history lesson that puts the X-Men at the center of the Cuban missile crisis.

Full Review Source: Associated Press

June 1, 2011
Glenn Kenny
MSN Movies
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These days at the movies, one tends to give a lot of thanks for small favors.

Full Review Source: MSN Movies | Original Score: 3/5

June 1, 2011
Kerry Lengel
Arizona Republic
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"X-Men: First Class" isn't anywhere close to being a genre classic like "Spider-Man 2" or "The Dark Knight," but it is good enough to rejuvenate a franchise stuck on idle.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 3.5/5

June 1, 2011
David Jenkins
Time Out
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While the context of Matthew Vaughn's slick 'X-Men' origin story feels like it's been filched from the notepad of a GCSE History student, there's no shortage of breathtaking spectacle elsewhere.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/5

June 1, 2011
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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It turns out even cash cows can moo intelligently.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3/4

June 1, 2011
Justin Chang
Variety
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It's remarkable how many things "First Class" gets right, whether it's the decision to have characters speak different languages as the film's frequent globe-trotting dictates, or the casting of Fassbender and McAvoy.

Full Review Source: Variety

May 31, 2011
Todd McCarthy
Hollywood Reporter
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Audacious, confident and fueled by youthful energy, this is a surefire summer winner for a wide global audience.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

May 30, 2011
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