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X-Men Reviews

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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
eFilmCritic.com
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
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Dennis Harvey
Variety
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.
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May 27, 2006
It's a rich, impressive comic-book fantasy.
Mike Barkacs
Bullz-Eye.com
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Joshua Tyler
CinemaBlend.com
April 29, 2003
Not as disturbingly dark as Batman, but yet it still has the hard gritty edge that keeps the audience riveted to the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
April 25, 2003
All these characters with their odd powers are inherently absurd and they throw a barrel of wrenches into the machinery of a coherent narrative.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
April 4, 2003
Singer was wise enough to keep the fight scenes silent instead of featuring the usual inane banter of most comic-book movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Robert Nuņez
Hollywood.com
March 7, 2003
X-cellent, X-citing, X-quisite, X-hilarating. Shall I go on?
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
Entertaining and reasonably intelligent.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
January 16, 2003
A rarity, a comic-book movie with a satisfying cinematic design and protagonists you want to watch.
Ron Wells
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
Should be the blueprint for all super-hero films to come.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Susannah Breslin
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
Somebody, at least, made sure that a movie based on a comic book wasn't a comic book on screen, but instead, thankfully, just a really good movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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