X-Men Reviews

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Top Critic
David Denby
New Yorker
April 15, 2013
The most beautiful, strange, and exciting comic-book movie since the original Batman.
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
June 3, 2011
The deft way that Singer and company have transferred the action comics to the big screen reps one of the best efforts since Superman II.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Josh Larsen
May 27, 2011
These are superheroes who largely regret their powers because of the trouble that they bring.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
July 6, 2010
Of course, the wide-open ending practically shrieks "sequel," so rest assured this is only the beginning of a new super-franchise. Here's hoping Joel Schumacher doesn't get his hands on it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
July 6, 2010
X-Men's myriad of positive attributes generally compensate for its less-than-enthralling stretches.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
James Rocchi
Common Sense Media
January 12, 2010
Comic-book adaptation has brains, brawn, and style.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Dragan Antulov
Draxblog Movie Reviews
December 15, 2009
Good direction and talented ensemble
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
A very good comic book adaptation with great performances, true entertainment value, and wonderful direction...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Bob Grimm
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
A superb cast and spotless direction from Bryan Singer make this one a summer must-see, and a film that goes right alongside the first Batman and Superman as genre bests.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Rob Gonsalves
March 12, 2008
As summer movies go, X-Men is remarkably crisp and economical.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007
Relative newcomer Hugh Jackman is a real find as the brooding Wolverine.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Dennis Harvey
April 17, 2007
X-Men plays like a so-so middle chapter of an epic series rather than a fitting kickoff.
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Trevor Johnston
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Apart from the brushed metal production design and pin-sharp camerawork, this offers only moderate excitement.
Top Critic
May 27, 2006
It's a rich, impressive comic-book fantasy.
Mike Barkacs
July 5, 2005
Simply a fluffy, big screen version of a simple comic book -- nothing more, nothing less.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
January 15, 2005
What makes this film such a success is its seriousness on the subject of proper and improper responses to oppression, its unique and memorable characters, its cleverness and visual imagination, and its refusal to degenerate into a bloodbath.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
June 26, 2004
Superior to any Batman except the 1989 movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
December 30, 2003
Finally, a movie based on a comic book that actually succeeds.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
May 22, 2003
I don't say this often, but bring on the sequel.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
May 14, 2003
Call it a gift from cinema heaven.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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