Ant-Man Reviews

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November 10, 2015
No other Marvel installment has felt as weighed down by its obligations to the franchise.
August 14, 2015
[Ants are] pests, and that's just a weird place to start for a superhero, especially if he never strays too far from his origins.
July 23, 2015
At long last Marvel Studios offers up a superhero smaller than its artistic ambitions.
July 22, 2015
The overwhelming, self-serious sense that we are watching something Very Important blissfully doesn't exist in Ant-Man. It's just plain fun: light, breezy, simple and enjoyable.
July 20, 2015
What, if anything, holds "Ant-Man" together? First, Paul Rudd, who is laughably unheroic, and has the grace to know as much ...
July 18, 2015
It's difficult to shake the sense that the film was assembled hurriedly and somewhat haphazardly. Which, from all available evidence, is exactly what happened.
July 17, 2015
This is the sort of movie where you see the effort and say, Thank god.
July 17, 2015
In its medium-stupid and mismanaged fashion it's not so awful.
July 17, 2015
Ant-Man just isn't that great an idea and the film exists only because the Marvel machine is working so remorselessly through its massive back catalogue.
July 17, 2015
The film isn't terrible but it makes earlier Marvel outings look like masterpieces. There's hardly a trope in it you haven't seen before, and done with far greater flair. It feels like making a mountain out of an anthill.
July 17, 2015
The cast is better than solid. Directed by Peyton Reed, the action is a zippy pleasure. The more Scott shrinks, the bigger the fun. The visual effects are witty, especially when he begins making allies of various ant colonies.
July 17, 2015
Ant-Man isn't much more than pleasant (Peyton Reed directs limply), but anything Marvel that doesn't feel Marvel-ish makes me smile.
July 17, 2015
Not just one of the more entertaining Marvel movies - infinitely better than Joss Whedon's overstuffed Avengers: Age of Ultron - but a genuinely fun and clever deconstruction of the genre, too.
July 17, 2015
For a small movie, "Ant-Man" has a lot going on. Rudd makes it work.
July 16, 2015
I wish the film had gone even further into loopiness. Like Ant-Man, the film, directed by Peyton Reed, comes in two sizes -- it's sometimes big on laughs but often small on risk-taking.
July 16, 2015
The result is a film not quite sure of itself, like it's wearing clothes a size too big.
July 16, 2015
Although its origin-story machinations get the better of it, Ant-Man isn't a bust.
July 16, 2015
The attempts at overt comedy are hit-and-miss. The heist elements are derivative and not nearly as inventive as one might expect given the possibilities. The action sequences are variable and the dramatic moments... the less said, the better.
July 16, 2015
Rudd's charm and an overall sense of silliness make for breezy summer fun. It's also Marvel's most kid-friendly movie yet.
Top Critic
July 16, 2015
Pretending there's a more fascinating version of this film out there somewhere, like the Richard Donner cut of Superman II, is a great way to come to terms with how rote and unremarkable Ant-Man is.
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