X-Men Reviews

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Jami Bernard
New York Daily News
July 15, 2015
The X-Men comic books have spawned a cottage industry of mutant characters, and the movie helps make sense of these legions while offering the established fan base something new to cheer.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader
July 15, 2015
Exciting mainly because anything can happen and does, the movie drags a bit as it approaches a climax set on top of the Statue of Liberty. But once there it revives.
Louis B. Hobson
Jam! Movies
July 15, 2015
The best news is that you don't even have to know what a Marvel Comic is to enjoy X-Men.
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
July 15, 2015
This is a film that should satisfy fans of the hugely popular comic book and audiences who can't tell one uncanny X-Man from another. Mutants rule.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Andrew Collins
Radio Times
July 15, 2015
The Marvel Comics characters are well realised, and Singer mixes the classic values of good storytelling with liberal amounts of digital magic. On the down side, this plays a little too much like the beginning of a franchise.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
James Vance
Tulsa World
July 15, 2015
X-Men is a terrific piece of summer entertainment that's going to heat up the box office like a mutant's eye beams.
Ann Hornaday
Baltimore Sun
July 15, 2015
The movie is respectful of its source material without being the least bit self-important. X-Men may have hit the Platonic ideal of comic-book movies, coming across as lightweight, sophisticated, wacky and straightforward all at the same time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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July 15, 2015
The script could be a lot snappier, particularly during some virtually unexplained rivalry banter between Marsden and Jackman, but X-Men is a decent start to what will no doubt be an immensely profitable series of negligible but enjoyable summer movies.
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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
LarsenOnFilm
May 27, 2011
These are superheroes who largely regret their powers because of the trouble that they bring.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Jeff Giles
Newsweek
July 6, 2010
X-Men, it must be said, has only a few truly thrilling moments. This is not a picture that tries to blow you out of your seat. But more than any other big movie this summer, it has a consistently inventive vision.
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
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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