X2: X-Men United


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In theaters May 02, 2003
PG-13, 2 hr. 14 min.

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Movie Info

Synopsis: When a failed assassination attempt occurs on the President's (Cotter Smith) life by the teleporting mutant Nightcrawler (Alan Cumming), it's Professor Xavier (Patrick Stewart) and his School for Gifted Youngsters who are targeted for the crime. While Jean Grey (Famke Janssen) and Storm (Halle Berry) try and locate the assassin, Cyclops (James Marsden) and Xavier (also known as 'Professor X') seek answers from their old foe Magneto (Ian McKellan) in his glass cell...Little do they know they're
Director: Bryan Singer
Rated: PG-13
Running Time: 2 hr. 14 min.
Genre: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Theater Release: May 02, 2003
DVD Release: Nov 25, 2003


Patrick Stewart

Prof. Charles Xavier...
Hugh Jackman

Ian McKellen

Brian Cox

William Stryker
Famke Janssen

Dr. Jean Grey
Alan Cumming

Kurt Wagner AKA Nigh...
Rebecca Romijn

Bruce Davison

Senator Kelly

Critic Reviews

Consensus: Tightly scripted, solidly acted, and impressively ambitious, X2: X-Men United is bigger and better than its predecessor -- and a benchmark for comic sequels in general.
  • There's little zest, less grace and, particularly in the writing, no creative spark to ignite the imagination. More...
  • The plotting seems dangerously self-interested, being concerned almost exclusively with the survival of the mutants themselves, and, behind the succulent effects, the tone is oddly hectoring. More...
  • Bigger and more ambitious in every respect, from its action and visceral qualities to its themes. More...
  • The emotional spectrum has widened, too, encompassing buoyant mirth and heroic tragedy. More...
  • Very smart, if way too long. More...
  • Suffice to say that I was steadily engrossed and entertained and ultimately moved by a drama that is, in the end, more human than mutant. More...
  • The best new addition to the corp is Alan Cumming's Nightcrawler. His pointy ears, yellow eyes, and blue skin make him the most creepily beautiful presence in the pageant. More...
  • A summer firecracker. More...
  • ... X2 has everything you'd want in a comic book adaptation ... More...
  • Busier, funnier, and more involving. More...