Fantastic Four

Critics Consensus

Dull and downbeat, this Fantastic Four proves a woefully misguided attempt to translate a classic comic series without the humor, joy, or colorful thrills that made it great.

9%

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Total Count: 250

18%

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FANTASTIC FOUR, a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel's original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy. (C) Fox

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Cast

Michael B. Jordan
as Johnny Storm/The Human Torch
Kate Mara
as Sue Storm/The Invisible Woman
Miles Teller
as Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic
Jamie Bell
as Ben Grimm/The Thing
Toby Kebbell
as Victor Domashev/Doom
Tim Blake Nelson
as Harvey Elder
Chet Hanks
as Jimmy Grimm
Reg E. Cathey
as Dr. Franklin Storm
Sue-Lynn Ansari
as Baxter Board Member
Don Yesso
as Pentagon General
Owen Judge
as Young Reed Richards
Jane Rumbaua
as Johnny's Doctor
Christopher Heskey
as Delta Force Soldier #2
Wayne Pére
as Science Fair Judge
Shauna Rappold
as Military Tech
Mary Rachel Dudley
as Mrs. Richards
Jaylen Moore
as Delta Force Leader
Lance E. Nichols
as D.C. General Official
Jerrad Vunovich
as Baxter Student
Mary-Pat Green
as Pat Green-Ben's Mother
Rhonda Dents
as Science Fair Judge
Melissa McCurley
as Sue Storm's Doctor
Gus Rhodes
as Argentine
Han Soto
as Reed's Doctor
Evan Hannemann
as Young Ben Grimm
Kylen Davis
as Kid-Teaser
Ben VanderMey
as Area 57 Soldier
Adam Fristoe
as Quantum Gate Scientist
John L. Armijo
as Local Cop #2
Marco St. John
as Military Official #2 Area 57
Gretchen Koerner
as Reed Scientist #1
Nick Killebrew
as Science Fair Student
Deneen Tyler
as DC Military Official
Lisa Ann Smith
as NYC Passerby
Anthony Reynolds
as Military Official #1
Patrick Kearns
as Hazmat Worker
Elton LeBlanc
as Baxter Institute Professor
John Ceallach
as Navy SEAL
Mike R. Moreau
as Military Tech
Allen Romeraux
as Science Student
Timothy Bell
as Local Cop
Daryl Thibodaux
as Lab Technician
John R. Mangus
as USMC Captain
Joseph Oliveira
as Army Soldier
Jesse Yarborough
as Politician
John Henry
as South American Rebel
Bryan Stapf
as Reed's Guard
Kerry Sims
as Military Officer
Robert 'Bigg Sarge' Deon
as Delta Force Operative
Cynthia LeBlanc
as Baxter Institute Professor
Ronnie Hooks
as Science Fair Judge
John Teal Jr.
as Professor
John Teal Jr.
as Professor
Jeffry Griffin
as Reed Scientist
Anthony Ramsey
as Street Racer
Ravi Naidu
as Ben Scientist #1
Duane Moseley
as Area 57 Tech
Andre Pushkin
as Ukrainian Rebel
Jerome Andries
as Baxter Security Guard #1
Santana Draper
as Science Fair Kid
Michael 'Mick' Harrity
as Military Interrogator
Artrial Clark
as Angry New Yorker
Michael D. Anglin
as Baxter Boardroom Member
Kyle Crosby
as Baxter Tech
David Michael Cefalu
as Military Tech
Kesha Bullard
as Ben Scientist #2
Fernandez Osvaldo
as Delta Force Soldier
Spence Maughon
as Johnny's Technician
Steve Kish
as Quantum Gate Scientist
Eric Berris
as Science Fair Patron
Garrett Hollingsworth
as Ben's Brother
Nathan Alan Thomas
as Scientist Hazmat Suit
Keith Nussbaum
as Area 57 Tech
Abhi Trivedi
as Baxter Employee #19
Nathaniel Holt
as Military Tech
Markeith Coleman
as Ball Player
Robert D'Arensbourg
as Senior Quatum Physicist
Tamika Shanell Johnson
as Hospital Patient
Will Stone
as Baxter Boardroom Member
Joshua Montes
as Boy Classmate
Barney Lanning
as Science Fair Plane Kid
Andrew J. Spinks
as Air Force Major
Sheldon Maurer
as Science Fair Student
Kurt Schlachter
as Sue Storm's Doctor
Carlos Retana Jr.
as South American Captive
Anna R. Parsons
as Girl Classmate
Carlos Retana Jr.
as South American Captive
Clint Michael Naquin
as Chechen Rebel
Adam Elder
as Area 57 Guard
M. Jearl Vinot
as Quantum Scientist
Gloria Gonnillini
as Civilian Lab Tech
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Critic Reviews for Fantastic Four

All Critics (250) | Top Critics (49)

  • A lightweight and basically unnecessary attempt to once again bring some cinematic life to one of the lesser teams in the Marvel Universe.

    Aug 13, 2015 | Rating: 1.5/4
  • The latest iteration of "Fantastic Four" is far from what its name suggests. Profoundly uninteresting, it hits all the beats of the standard superhero movie, but provides nothing in the way of imagination or magic.

    Aug 12, 2015 | Rating: 1.5/4
  • Laughably cheesy, bordering on Zardoz levels of simplicity.

    Aug 10, 2015 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
  • If you would like to admire the awfulness of Fantastic Four without actually having to sit through it--or if you've already seen the movie and are still reeling from the experience--read on.

    Aug 8, 2015 | Full Review…
  • The special effects are cheesy, the acting perfunctory, the plotting pallid.

    Aug 7, 2015 | Rating: D | Full Review…
  • It's not wholesale terrible -- just depressingly mediocre, and at a certain point you sort of start wishing it WERE definitively terrible, because that would at least make it more entertaining or give it a certain strange raison d'etre.

    Aug 7, 2015 | Rating: 1/4

Audience Reviews for Fantastic Four

  • Apr 16, 2018
    Unfortunately for everyone involved and especially the audience, the creators of this reboot had no idea what the F4 stand for, or what their stories should be about. This is rather dark, without charm or humor and totally ruins one of the greatest villains of Marvel comics. sure, the special effects are decent and there is potential for a somewhat good film here or there but the stereotypes and lack of an intriguing plot entirely ruin any chance of a redeeming movie experience. Very disappointing.
    Jens S Super Reviewer
  • Jun 20, 2016
    By far the worst superhero film ever made. Possibly one of the worst films I've ever seen, and trust me, I've seen a lot of awful movies.
    Stephen S Super Reviewer
  • Jun 04, 2016
    This film was atrocious. I can't believe how much they dropped the ball on this one... Let me explain the positives/negatives. Positives: 1. The scene with Reed and Ben as kids was handled okay. 2. Victor von Doom killing people in the hallway looked creepy and not that bad. 3. The cast is trying despite given a terrible script. 4. There is potential because of Josh Trank directing, who did direct Chronicle which is my favourite found footage film. Negatives: 1. The performances; every character sounds like they are contractually obligated everytime they speak. Nobody feels like a person the acting is very mechanical and dry. Even though the cast is good and I can tell they are trying the things they are saying just don't work and the jokes don't hit! 2. The tone; this film takes itself way too seriously. The jokes (if there are any!) don't hit at all, this film is so uninspired, it makes the previous Fantastic Four movies look good, because at least you kind of laugh at how bad they are but this film takes itself too seriously. Serious tones only work for certain films like The Dark Knight, but it doesn't work here! 3. The villain; what happened!? Victor von Doom is a joke in this film, not only is he weak but he has no motivation. He is just a bad guy and he looks horrible! At least in the 2005 Fantastic Four they atleast got Dr. Doom's costume right, here they attempt to translate him on the big screen but they do it completely wrong! Dr. Doom is one of the most badass villains and they took a complete dump all over him! 4. The final battle is atrocious, this whole film is boring lacking any action. Now we finally get an action scene but it is terrible and forgettable. One punch and Dr. Doom is defeated. No epic showdown, nothing! Good job guys.... Overall: This might actually be my least favourite comic book film. Don't watch this movie, don't even watch it on Netflix like I did. Poor Josh Trank, he was treated like an animal by 20th Century Fox. I'm just waiting until Fox gives Fantastic Four back to Marvel. All of those positives I listed aren't enough to be redeeming qualities. Absolutely disappointing excuse of a film.
    Diyar G Super Reviewer
  • May 30, 2016
    "Fantastic 4" is more a fantastic two-and-a-half. The rest just sucks.
    Christian C Super Reviewer

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