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Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer Reviews

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Jason Zingale
June 16, 2007
Yet another disappointing sequel in a summer filled with far too many of them.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies
June 27, 2007
The makers of the franchise better find something more interesting for their four heroes to do -- and quick.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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James Berardinelli
June 15, 2007
For non comic book fans over the age of 13, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer is a tedious, incoherent bore. For comic book fans of any age, it is an atrocity.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
June 15, 2007
Better than its juvenile predecessor.
| Original Score: 2/4
Pete Hammond
June 16, 2007
Sure, the CGI work is all pro and the Silver Surfer effect is a cool visual but the dumb lines and forced chemistry just don't cut it.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
June 14, 2007
It is passable comic book stuff, dumb and loud. Loud. LOUD.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
June 14, 2007
The film fails to sustain its modest running time of 87 minutes.
Edward Douglas
June 14, 2007
Better than the first one, but that's only taking into consideration that it couldn't possibly have been any worse.
| Original Score: 6/10
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
June 18, 2007
It's funnier and splashier than the original, but I still can't quite recommend it.
Anton Bitel
June 15, 2007
Kids will probably have a blast - but pity their parents having to explain afterwards what exactly those American federal agents were doing torturing a gurneyed prisoner in a secret Siberian base.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
June 15, 2007
As far as minor triumphs go, at least Story's disposable film is shrewd enough to understand, embrace, and then stay true to its iconic comic book source material's lighthearted spirit.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Kam Williams
June 18, 2007
The worst comic book adaptation since, well, since Fantastic Four 1. An unimaginative disaster that takes forever to end, as if the celluloid is being stretched by Mr. Fantastic to make the movie last ten times longer than ninety minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Eric D. Snider
June 14, 2007
It's a vast improvement over 2005's laughably dim-witted superhero tale, though it still lacks any major high-stakes excitement or surprises.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review
March 3, 2008
When Jessica Alba was at the MTV Movie Awards she called Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer the best family/comedy of the summer. That alone should spell disaster for a superhero film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Bob Grimm
Reno News and Review
July 4, 2007
While it might be better than the first one, it still sucks.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
John Hazelton
Screen International
September 22, 2007
The same kind of lightweight but well executed comic book-based romp as its predecessor.
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
June 14, 2007
Sentient humans should stay away; all others may enter confident that their IQs are already in the Chernobyl-fried range and will not be affected, except for downward.
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
June 15, 2007
Yeah Johnny, it's got a Hemi. Too bad the rest of your movie is such a broken-down lemon.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
June 15, 2007
Rise of the Silver Surfer is an existentially and aesthetically unnecessary sequel to the equally irrelevant if depressingly successful Fantastic Four.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
Brian Orndorf
June 14, 2007
Surfing down the face of a building or opening bottomless holes in the Earth? Yes! Lamenting the loss of his loved one and trading therapy sessions with Sue? No!
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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