X-Men

X-Men

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

X-Men Reviews

David Denby
New Yorker
Top Critic
April 15, 2013

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

Dennis Harvey
Variety
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April 17, 2007

X-Men plays like a so-so middle chapter of an epic series rather than a fitting kickoff.

Trevor Johnston
Time Out
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June 24, 2006

Apart from the brushed metal production design and pin-sharp camerawork, this offers only moderate excitement.

David Edelstein
Slate
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May 27, 2006

It's a rich, impressive comic-book fantasy.

Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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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
Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
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January 16, 2003

A rarity, a comic-book movie with a satisfying cinematic design and protagonists you want to watch.

Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
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August 8, 2001

A distinctively absorbing entertainment, offering just enough popcorn thrills for mass audiences and just enough chewiness for hardcore sci-fi fans.

Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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May 10, 2001

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.

Joel Siegel
Good Morning America
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April 24, 2001

| Original Score: B
Steven Rosen
Denver Post
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January 1, 2000

The direction sometimes lacks vibrancy and occasionally obscures the action and special effects.

David Germain
Associated Press
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January 1, 2000

X-men is fitfully satisfying.

Susan Stark
Detroit News
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January 1, 2000

It's darker, more complex and far more substantive than anything in the Superman or Batman cinematic series.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Gene Seymour
Newsday
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January 1, 2000

Sleek, entertaining and stacked with flashy special effects.

Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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January 1, 2000

An accomplished piece of work with considerable pulp watchability to it.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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January 1, 2000

The film is effectively paced with a good balance of exposition, character development, and special effects-enhanced action.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Bob Graham
San Francisco Chronicle
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January 1, 2000

This feast of fantasy is worth it.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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January 1, 2000

| Original Score: B
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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January 1, 2000

X-Men lacks the style and substance of such top-drawer science-fiction movies as The Matrix or The Empire Strikes Back.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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January 1, 2000

The events that end the movie are sort of anticlimactic, and the special effects, while energetic, are not as persuasive as they might be.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Cody Clark
Mr. Showbiz
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January 1, 2000

If you're a fan of those Marvel Comics mainstays -- Wolverine, Storm, Cyclops, Jean Grey -- this is your lucky day.

Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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January 1, 2000

Visually entertaining.

Jay Carr
Boston Globe
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January 1, 2000

X-Men could have been a lot worse.

Jonathan Foreman
New York Post
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January 1, 2000

An entertaining adaptation of the classic comic book, boasting excellent special effects and sets.

Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
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January 1, 2000

Had it simply ignored or abbreviated the inescapably hackneyed origin stuff, the movie might have been in a position to break some ground.

Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
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January 1, 2000

What X-Men offers are outrageous makeup and costumes, gaudy overproduction and that bland, dopey dialogue.

Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
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January 1, 2000

X-cess is the biggest problem with X-Men.

Ernest Hardy
Film.com
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January 1, 2000

The film is stranded between too many poles to be effective on any level.

Elvis Mitchell
New York Times
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January 1, 2000

Clumsy when it should be light on its feet, the movie takes itself even more seriously than the comic book and its fans do, which is a superheroic achievement.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
J. Hoberman
Village Voice
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January 1, 2000

It ain't saying much but, when it comes to stoopid fun, X-Men could be the summer movie to beat.

Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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January 1, 2000

X-Men fights a skewed, rerun version of yesterday's battles.

Full Review | Original Score: C
Robert Horton
Film.com
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January 1, 2000

One must give credit for the film's cheeky attitude to director Bryan Singer.

Mark Rahner
Seattle Times
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January 1, 2000

X-Men will exceed your expectations.

Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
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January 1, 2000

X-Men crosses its X with a flourish.

Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
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January 1, 2000

It's a film X-Men fans can embrace and action fans in general can appreciate.

Steve Murray
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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January 1, 2000

An engaging popcorn movie in a summer that's littered with duds.