Ant-Man Reviews

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July 16, 2015
Rudd is ideal for Ant-Man's aw-shucks, I'm not into this hero business playfulness. He gleefully riffs on it.
July 16, 2015
A film that will surely be popular, given Marvel's marketing might, but one that's woefully short on coherence and originality.
July 16, 2015
This acceptably diverting superhero outing keeps threatening to break free and become something special, but in the end, there's just too much at stake. And that's a shame, especially for Paul Rudd fans.
July 16, 2015
It doesn't rise to the screwball audacity of "Guardians of the Galaxy." Or "Antz." Or "A Bug's Life." But it's an endearing exercise in style - a playful, small-scale crowd-pleaser that parodies its bombastic Marvel precursors.
July 16, 2015
Everyone involved can proudly declare, "Honey, I shrunk the Marvel Cinematic Universe."
July 16, 2015
This new feature takes issues of absurdity and scale to heart in many ways; it is modest as well as ambitious, and its title character is played by Paul Rudd, the most appealingly self-deprecating of actors.
July 16, 2015
We start with carefree exhilaration. ... But - wages of bingemanship - we then proceed to boorish silliness and finally stupor.
July 16, 2015
The second half of this nearly two-hour film is a pure delight - fast-paced and funny and filled with special effects and humor as great as any recent Marvel movie, with the possible exception of "Guardians of the Galaxy."
July 16, 2015
There are some clever and nicely conceived sequences, and some bursts of wit - though given the writing firepower involved, there should really have been more wit.
July 16, 2015
Marvel hasn't made a movie this fun - this bright, this charming, this joyful -- since the first Iron Man, in which Robert Downey Jr.'s entitled smirk was its most lethal weapon.
July 16, 2015
Not only one of the more entertainingly human fantasies to come out of the studio, but it also defies the bedrock fanboy aesthetic that you don't want to merely watch the superhero-you want to be the superhero.
Top Critic
July 16, 2015
Yawn.
July 16, 2015
An enjoyable, intermittently inspired effects-driven comedy and a welcome antidote to the over-burdened world-saving that seems to define big-screen superhero stories.
July 16, 2015
Glides us over trouble spots in tone and pacing. The little bastard from Marvel's second-tier gets the job done.
July 16, 2015
Like "Guardians of the Galaxy," last year's off-brand Marvel hit, "Ant-Man" dabbles in the bright, playful colors of the superhero spectrum, reveling in moments of cartoonish whimsy and smirky humor.
July 16, 2015
When your most memorable character turns out to be Thomas the Tank Engine, featured in two hilarious scenes, you know your picture about a tiny superhero has big, big problems.
July 16, 2015
"Ant-man" is proof that pretty good things come in small packages.
July 16, 2015
To find a smarter bug-man saga, you'd have to go back to "The Metamorphosis."
July 16, 2015
It chugs along happily enough, but never kicks into the higher gear you keep waiting (and hoping) for.
July 15, 2015
As it dutifully marches toward its special-effects-driven conclusion, Ant-Man has enough charm to be engaging if not particularly memorable once the end credits roll
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