X-Men: First Class

 87%

of critics liked it

87%

of users liked it

In theaters Jun 03, 2011
PG-13, 2 hr. 12 min.

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Movie Info

Synopsis: X-Men: First Class unveils the epic beginning of the X-Men saga - and a secret history of the Cold War and our world at the brink of nuclear Armageddon. As the first class discovers, harnesses, and
Director: Matthew Vaughn
Rated: PG-13
Running Time: 2 hr. 12 min.
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Theater Release: Jun 03, 2011
DVD Release: Sep 09, 2011

Cast

James McAvoy

Charles Xavier/Profe...
Michael Fassbender

Erik Lensherr/Magnet...
Kevin Bacon

Sebastian Shaw
Rose Byrne

Dr. Moira MacTaggert
Jennifer Lawrence

Raven Darkholme/Myst...
Oliver Platt

Man in Black
Caleb Jones

Sean Cassidy/Banshee
Alex Gonzalez

Janos Quested/Riptid...
Nicholas Hoult

Hank McCoy/Beast
January Jones

Emma Frost

Critic Reviews

Consensus: With a strong script, stylish direction, and powerful performances from its well-rounded cast, X-Men: First Class is a welcome return to form for the franchise.
  • The climax is the biggest letdown, a giant hash of crosscutting and unremarkable (in an era in which we've seen everything) CGI. More...
  • As X-Men films go, this one gets the job done and is certainly better than Last Stand or Wolverine. But there are still just too darn many X-Men. More...
  • Looks and feels like a very cheesy Cold War-era B movie... More...
  • It uses the themes of the previous movies to build an intelligent, fast-paced, and highly entertaining prequel. More...
  • This blazing "pre-boot" breathes new life into the sagging franchise More...
  • New decade; same ol' same ol'. More...
  • Lacking a single memorable joke or striking image, First Class is as perfunctory and passionless as would-be franchise resurrections get. More...
  • It's a strangely talky motion picture that tries to advance several philosophical themes; these would have been more interesting if we weren't already aware of how they will play out in the "future" X-Men trilogy. More...
  • We all love a good creation myth. That's partly why X-Men: First Class is such fanboy fun. More...
  • The finest comic-book flick since 2008's The Dark Knight. More...

User Reviews

  • I was expecting a solid movie. Matthew Vaughn is easily one of my favorite directors. The cast is loaded from top to bottom with a good group of...
  • Here it is, the triumph of salvation, the revival of the dead franchise, and the start to a new level in superhero films. X-Men: First Class takes us...
  • Matthew Vaughn writes and directs a superb origin film of the uncanny Marvel mutant-militia. X-Men: First Class is classy, filled with action, style...
  • Matthew Vaughn's prequel puts the series back on track. With a younger, all new cast and Kevin Bacon giving the performance of his career, X-Men First...
  • Without a doubt, this is one of the greatest superhero films ever made. It's stylish, thrilling, eye-popping and expertly crafted. A triumph....
  • A young post graduate with the power to read minds joins with a holocaust victim with powers of magnetism to found a CIA sponsored training program...
  • The problem with this film is its too soon since the trilogy and isn't needed, the whole film felt poor in every aspect especially the dreadful...
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  • It's got its fair share of clunky elements (flying squirrel man?), but X-Men: First Class is a sleek, stylish movie that can be best described as a...
  • Witness the beginning. Saw it again!! Xmen: First Class is simply fantastic. Strong emotion and explosive action. The acting is top notch. Delivery...