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Black Panther Reviews

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February 18, 2018
"Black Panther" doesn't live up to the hype.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
February 16, 2018
What's the problem? Well, there's way too much expository dialogue and there are too many turgid flashbacks...the hand-to-hand fighting and battle sequences are now so formulaic and predictable in Marvel films that the adrenaline just doesn't kick in.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 7, 2018
Black Panther spirals into a stodgy tale of internecine feuding, in which T'Challa is required to come to terms with the sins of past generations. What he doesn't get to do much of is jump around beating-up bad guys. That's a shame.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 19, 2018
The problem is that this laudable political discourse ends up drowning a film that has its best moments not around the noble T'Challa, but around the great villain of the film - and the only true star of the whole movie- Michael B. Jordan...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
February 20, 2018
Black Panther was certainly an intriguing idea, but with its fundamental defects, it just isn't able to achieve the heights it desperately tries to reach.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 16, 2018
Has more in common with the second-tier Marvel tales on Netflix.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 14, 2018
An insipid, soulless, and overproduced bore.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.143641/10
February 11, 2018
The plotting is predictable and the action sequences for the most part unengaging. Black Panther is a major disappointment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
February 14, 2018
With a bloated 2 hour, 15 minute running time, Coogler ran out of ideas.
February 8, 2018
Dialogue heavy with a confused sense of place, this mega-budget Marvel marvel might be a misfire for anyone beyond the fan-base...
February 16, 2018
Black Panther turns racial politics into what Malcolm X called "politricks" . . . The media's enthusiasm for this bland action flick is maddening. The problem isn't one particular movie, but the celebration of the illusion of "progress."
February 22, 2018
Rather than reflecting or distorting a world, this technology builds a world and then lets it fall away. I cannot think of a better metaphor than black sand for a diaspora, a word that comes from a "scattering" yet has come to signify unity and solidarity
February 22, 2018
Killmonger is such a compelling antagonist because audiences are left to wonder whether to see him as a criminal or the inevitable outcome of society's past sins.
February 16, 2018
This is one of the best stories Marvel has told so far.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
February 23, 2018
This expansiveness is what is most thrilling about Black Panther: the film gives all of its black characters the space to be several things at once. To be both king and failure. Villain and revolutionary. Genius and warrior.
February 15, 2018
Lupita Nyong'o and Danai Gurira, who play Nakia and Okoye respectively, are particularly fierce, especially in their numerous fight scenes, a rarity for women in a superhero movie outside of Wonder Woman.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
February 15, 2018
Black Panther is a superhero film that manages to achieve moments of cinematic clarity that all great films do. It is worth your time and it will spark your imagination.
February 13, 2018
This is a movie whose political theory matches its stunning special effects.
February 6, 2018
Black Panther isn't just levelling out representation in Hollywood, it's inspiring the next generation of real-life heroes, and that's what makes this film truly magnificent.
February 6, 2018
Played by Letitia Wright, Shuri is a revelation. Wright steals every scene with her bright smile and perfect comedic timing.
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