Overall I was impressed by Singer's attention to detail.
| Original Score: 9/10
A distinctively absorbing entertainment, offering just enough popcorn thrills for mass audiences and just enough chewiness for hardcore sci-fi fans.
These days, with technology being what it is, we really shouldn't be as willing to forgive slapdash storytelling in the face of amazing visuals,
| Original Score: 3
It sucks that this choppily edited film appears rushed and incoherent in ways that cheat the story of its human resonance and the stunts of their anticipated pow.
If you're feeling indulgent, you may find some of the movie's stunts entertaining, but its loftier ambitions are laughable.
Singer spins nearly supernatural wizardry in negotiating harmony between character depth and comic book dynamics.
X-Men might be a lumbering entertainment instead of a pretentious social drama, but that doesn't give Singer the right to throw forward such irresponsible messages.
| Original Score: D
the obvious result of endless script rewrites from a parade of big-shot Hollywood writers who were never in sync with each other
| Original Score: 2/4
If you're new to these super heroes, it's a wonderful introduction.
| Original Score: 3/4
X-Men has more substance to it than you might expect, and it has a message.
| Original Score: 8/10
The film is effectively paced with a good balance of exposition, character development, and special effects-enhanced action.
Critically, Singer gets the details right.
| Original Score: 4/5
One must give credit for the film's cheeky attitude to director Bryan Singer.
You can stop shaking in your capes -- this is one comic-book adaptation that gets it right.
I simply can't say enough good things about X-Men.
This is the summer movie for teenagers and anyone who'd like to pretend to be one.
| Original Score: 4/5
X-Men is not only a superb action film, but also an impeccably woven character drama with a profound emotional dimension.
| Original Score: 4/4
In keeping with its attention to such serious cultural themes, the film's special effects are good enough to make the characters' powers appear realistic but not outlandish.
It's the character development fueling the fire.
A recipe for the perfect summer flick.