Black Panther - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Black Panther Reviews

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October 16, 2018
There are a lot of corporate interests that need be served here and yet Coogler has made a blockbuster that feels deeply personal and pertinent to the times we live in.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 12, 2018
It's so nice to see a Marvel film scripted and shot with some semblance of care, keeping some of the spectacle without sacrificing all of the substance.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 10, 2018
Black Panther demonstrates the result of letting the oft-overlooked give the formula a whirl - marvelous, pun heck-to-the-yes intended. Statement-making, even.
Full Review | Original Score: A
October 10, 2018
Coogler is a director that may make better films than this one, but it will be hard to ever envision a world where he creates something so meaningful to so many people.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 17, 2018
A big win for representation on screen & behind the scenes, my only criticism is that I like the women better than the lead. Fingers crossed for girl power in the sequel.
September 10, 2018
This thrilling Marvel outing packs an intense punch, with style and personality to spare and a real stamp of cultural impact.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 7, 2018
This movie came and did the damn thing... Everybody killed it.
August 30, 2018
Seeing so many wonderful, powerful, amazing characters that are well written and the fact that they were able to do a movie that was Black for Marvel and that it was good exceeded my expectations.
August 30, 2018
With Black Panther, [Coogler] took really, really strong material here and elevated it once again.
August 28, 2018
Black Panther is more espionage thriller with political coup than fantasy action adventure. [It's] first and foremost about humanity.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
August 27, 2018
You could feel like everybody felt like they were making something that they were really proud of.
August 27, 2018
Not a minute of the film is wasted. Coogler manages to pack each with enough backstory, breathless action, emotional heft and political weight to fill three films.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5
August 27, 2018
Coogler knows fully too well the reach of something like Black Panther, and he uses the Marvel canvas to paint a bigger - but more importantly, a powerful - picture.
August 27, 2018
Black Panther is a study in how to use comic-based material to do something that is both very entertaining and very heady.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
August 27, 2018
It's the most formidable Marvel film to date; a cinematic artifact that feels like it shouldn't belong to the corporate superhero apparatus. But it's really exciting to know that it does.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
August 27, 2018
Black Panther is performed with all the same tenor as a Shakespearean tragedy, issues of familial obligation, fate, and impossible rifts creating the dramatic vortex underneath a greenscreen veneer which creates moments of fleckless beauty.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 26, 2018
But Black Panther was a moment, not just for Marvel fans and Disney stans, but it was the rare instance of a film purporting itself to be a cultural movement, and succeeding.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
August 26, 2018
Coogler's got a great visual eye, and teaming up with Rachel Morrison again yields some lovely camera work, but his true gift is drawing performances from actors and world building.
August 25, 2018
Longtime fans, newcomers and moviegoers alike will find this film emotional, mesmerizing and refreshing yet familiar. It'll quickly become the new movie you'll want to watch again and again.
August 25, 2018
Black Panther has everything you would want from a great blockbuster, but because it is thoughtful and even challenging in its subtexts, it adds more to its value as a groundbreaking film in its genre.
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