Superman - Rotten Tomatoes


Look up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Superman! Before DC incorporated the Man of Steel into its cinematic universe, Christopher Reeve and Brandon Routh donned the cape and tights and thrilled audiences on the big screen.
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Critics Consensus: Bryan Singer's reverent and visually decadent adaptation gives the Man of Steel welcome emotional complexity. The result: a satisfying stick-to-your-ribs adaptation.
Starring: Brandon Routh, Kate Bosworth, Kevin Spacey
Director: Bryan Singer
Critics Consensus: The Superman series bottoms out here: the action is boring, the special effects look cheaper, and none of the actors appear interested in where the plot's going.
Starring: Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, Mark Pillow
Director: Sidney J. Furie
Superman III (1983)
Critics Consensus: When not overusing sight gags, slapstick, and Richard Pryor, Superman III resorts to plot points rehashed from the previous Superman flicks.
Starring: Christopher Reeve, Richard Pryor, Robert Vaughn
Director: Richard Lester
Superman II (1981)
Critics Consensus: The humor occasionally stumbles into slapstick territory, and the special effects are dated, but Superman II meets, if not exceeds, the standard set by its predecessor.
Starring: Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, Margot Kidder
Director: Richard Lester, Richard Donner
Superman (1978)
Critics Consensus: Superman deftly blends humor and gravitas, taking advantage of the perfectly cast Christopher Reeve to craft a loving, nostalgic tribute to an American pop culture icon.
Starring: Marlon Brando, Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman
Director: Richard Donner

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