X2: X-Men United

 87%

of critics liked it

85%

of users liked it

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
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

Cast

Patrick Stewart

Prof. Charles Xavier...
Hugh Jackman

Wolverine
Ian McKellen

Magneto
Brian Cox

William Stryker
Famke Janssen

Dr. Jean Grey
Alan Cumming

Kurt Wagner AKA Nigh...
Rebecca Romijn

Mystique
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...

User Reviews

  • So Toad and Sabretooth are dead and buried then it seems, guess they weren't that popular huh. Not surprising seeing as they were the worse characters...
  • More super heroes. More action. More ambitious. More fun.
  • This movie triumphs as a great superhero film! Definately the best of this young franchise. There is absolutely no room for improvement. Just keep the...
  • Everything I loved about the first X-Men is back and hugely improved on. The stakes are higher, the action is better, and the story regarding the...
  • Wolverine returns from a failed attempt to discover his origins to find the X-Men under siege from a shadowy organisation bent on the extermination of...
  • Bryan Singer's sequel to the mutant-based saga is more in-depth and captivating than its predecessors. The film does well in blending in the excessive...
  • The X-Men series is a goldmine for superhero writers. Just think of an ability and you have a potential mutant. Add the racism analogy and you have...
  • The X-Men series is a goldmine for superhero writers. Just think of an ability and you have a potential mutant. Add the racism analogy and you have...
  • [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon14.gif[/img] X2 is not only the best comic book sequel i've ever seen. But the best...
  • X-men have a new enemy. They use their extraordinary powers to defeat their enemy who experiments on mutants.