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


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X-Men Reviews

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
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
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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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 Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 25, 2003
Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
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A rarity, a comic-book movie with a satisfying cinematic design and protagonists you want to watch.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

January 16, 2003
Andrew O'Hehir
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A distinctively absorbing entertainment, offering just enough popcorn thrills for mass audiences and just enough chewiness for hardcore sci-fi fans.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

August 8, 2001
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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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.

May 10, 2001
Joel Siegel
Good Morning America
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| Original Score: B

April 24, 2001
Steven Rosen
Denver Post
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The direction sometimes lacks vibrancy and occasionally obscures the action and special effects.

Full Review Source: Denver Post

January 1, 2000
David Germain
Associated Press
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X-men is fitfully satisfying.

January 1, 2000
Susan Stark
Detroit News
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It's darker, more complex and far more substantive than anything in the Superman or Batman cinematic series.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Gene Seymour
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Sleek, entertaining and stacked with flashy special effects.

January 1, 2000
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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An accomplished piece of work with considerable pulp watchability to it.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

January 1, 2000
James Berardinelli
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The film is effectively paced with a good balance of exposition, character development, and special effects-enhanced action.

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

January 1, 2000
Bob Graham
San Francisco Chronicle
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This feast of fantasy is worth it.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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| Original Score: B

January 1, 2000
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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X-Men lacks the style and substance of such top-drawer science-fiction movies as The Matrix or The Empire Strikes Back.

January 1, 2000
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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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 Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 1, 2000
Cody Clark
Mr. Showbiz
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If you're a fan of those Marvel Comics mainstays -- Wolverine, Storm, Cyclops, Jean Grey -- this is your lucky day.

January 1, 2000
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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Visually entertaining.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000
Jay Carr
Boston Globe
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X-Men could have been a lot worse.

January 1, 2000
Jonathan Foreman
New York Post
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An entertaining adaptation of the classic comic book, boasting excellent special effects and sets.

January 1, 2000
Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
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Had it simply ignored or abbreviated the inescapably hackneyed origin stuff, the movie might have been in a position to break some ground.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star

January 1, 2000
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
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What X-Men offers are outrageous makeup and costumes, gaudy overproduction and that bland, dopey dialogue.

January 1, 2000
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
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X-cess is the biggest problem with X-Men.

January 1, 2000
Ernest Hardy
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The film is stranded between too many poles to be effective on any level.

January 1, 2000
Elvis Mitchell
New York Times
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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 Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

January 1, 2000
J. Hoberman
Village Voice
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It ain't saying much but, when it comes to stoopid fun, X-Men could be the summer movie to beat.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

January 1, 2000
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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X-Men fights a skewed, rerun version of yesterday's battles.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C

January 1, 2000
Robert Horton
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One must give credit for the film's cheeky attitude to director Bryan Singer.

January 1, 2000
Mark Rahner
Seattle Times
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X-Men will exceed your expectations.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times

January 1, 2000
Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
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X-Men crosses its X with a flourish.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News

January 1, 2000
Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
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It's a film X-Men fans can embrace and action fans in general can appreciate.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle

January 1, 2000
Steve Murray
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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An engaging popcorn movie in a summer that's littered with duds.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

January 1, 2000
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