• X-men
    2 minutes 46 seconds
    Added: May 9, 2008


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X-Men Reviews

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David Denby
New Yorker
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The most beautiful, strange, and exciting comic-book movie since the original Batman.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

April 15, 2013
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

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 Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: B

June 3, 2011
Josh Larsen

These are superheroes who largely regret their powers because of the trouble that they bring.

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

May 27, 2011
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle

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 Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 3/5

July 6, 2010
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

X-Men's myriad of positive attributes generally compensate for its less-than-enthralling stretches.

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 3/4

July 6, 2010
James Rocchi
Common Sense Media

Comic-book adaptation has brains, brawn, and style.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 4/5

January 12, 2010
Dragan Antulov
Draxblog Movie Reviews

Good direction and talented ensemble

Full Review Source: Draxblog Movie Reviews | Original Score: 6/10

December 15, 2009
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A very good comic book adaptation with great performances, true entertainment value, and wonderful direction...

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed | Original Score: 3/4

April 29, 2009
Bob Grimm
Sacramento News & Review

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 Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 4/5

August 7, 2008
Rob Gonsalves

As summer movies go, X-Men is remarkably crisp and economical.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 5/5

March 12, 2008
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound

Relative newcomer Hugh Jackman is a real find as the brooding Wolverine.

Full Review Source: Big Picture Big Sound | Original Score: 3/4

July 14, 2007
Dennis Harvey
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X-Men plays like a so-so middle chapter of an epic series rather than a fitting kickoff.

Full Review Source: Variety

April 17, 2007
Trevor Johnston
Time Out
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Apart from the brushed metal production design and pin-sharp camerawork, this offers only moderate excitement.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
David Edelstein
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It's a rich, impressive comic-book fantasy.

Full Review Source: Slate

May 27, 2006
Mike Barkacs

Simply a fluffy, big screen version of a simple comic book -- nothing more, nothing less.

Full Review Source: Bullz-Eye.com | Original Score: 3.5/5

July 5, 2005
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer

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 Source: Looking Closer | Original Score: B+

January 15, 2005
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)

Superior to any Batman except the 1989 movie.

Full Review Source: Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY) | Original Score: 3/4

June 26, 2004
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs

Finally, a movie based on a comic book that actually succeeds.

Full Review Source: Three Movie Buffs | Original Score: 4/4

December 30, 2003
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather

I don't say this often, but bring on the sequel.

Full Review Source: Film Blather | Original Score: 4/5

May 22, 2003
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly

Call it a gift from cinema heaven.

| Original Score: 3.5/4

May 14, 2003
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