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Justice League Reviews

Top Critic
November 17, 2017
Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman got the tone right last time, which suggested things were looking up. But without director Patty Jenkins around, she's subject to the dismissive male gaze for which Hollywood's long been criticized.
November 17, 2017
There's some welcome levity, some genuine conversation (as when Bats and Diana share a drink), and a few moments that feel like really good comic book panels (especially mid-credits). For some, that may be enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
November 16, 2017
A pointless flail of expensive (yet, somehow, cheap-looking) CGI that no amount of tacked-on quips, or even Gadot's luminescent star power, can rescue.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 16, 2017
Even the strength of Superman couldn't turn this ship all the way around.
Top Critic
November 16, 2017
A C-grade B-movie wherein all involved fully satisfy their contractual obligations.
November 16, 2017
Everyone involved in making "Justice League," and everyone who will eventually see it, deserved something better than this.
November 16, 2017
Justice League is a crowd-pleaser only if you're part of a comics-obsessed crowd.
November 16, 2017
The movie is a clumsy steamer trunk of continuing story lines and returning stars .
November 16, 2017
Jason Momoa as Aquaman and Ezra Miller as Flash are bright spots in this fractured coming together of DC's heavy hitters, but the film takes so many happy pills it almost overdoses on them. Sometimes shadows need to fall to show us what to be scared of.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 16, 2017
The erratic and fatigue-inducing "Justice League" will leave moviegoers wondering where to assign the blame - and where to find the exits.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
November 16, 2017
A film in which solid storytelling is neglected in favor of grandiose but ultimately empty special effects.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 16, 2017
While Justice League endeavors to save the world -- and plant the seeds to do so again -- this is the sort of film, given DC's track record, that should celebrate small victories where it can find them.
November 16, 2017
I went into Justice League with high hopes but low expectations. It exceeded the expectations, but didn't rise to the level of the hopes.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
November 15, 2017
The filmmaking is just slipshod, with action sequences that swing in and out of coherence and dialogue scenes framed for maximum awkwardness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 15, 2017
Miller's weird, antiheroic Flash is one of the most refreshing breezes to blow through Justice League, making three years seem a long time to wait for the character's 2020 stand-alone film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 15, 2017
The next time these characters band together, perhaps they will do so with stronger backgrounds, a real sense of purpose, and a story that's more than a cobbled-together mess.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 15, 2017
The film is marginally better than last year's sour and dispiriting Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but that's like saying that dental surgery is preferable to passing a kidney stone.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
November 15, 2017
Justice League is no magic carpet ride, no matter how hard it strives for multi-superhero awesomeness.
November 15, 2017
At least at two hours -- brief by modern superhero standards -- Justice League doesn't overstay its welcome. But like most all-star games, it's better as fantasy than it is reality. Level your expectations to the league minimum.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
November 15, 2017
The "new and improved" model looks claustrophobically like an over-priced TV pilot, and not in a good way. Say what you want about the tenets of brooding, art-school-fascist superhero worship, but at least it's an ethos.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
November 15, 2017
"The stench of your fear is making my soldiers hungry!" Steppenwolf warns at one point, and we have to wonder: Are they trying to provide us all with wisecracks?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
November 15, 2017
Batman and Wonder Woman are the de facto leaders of the team but what Justice League does really well is give moviegoers a chance to get to know the new characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 15, 2017
People of Earth! Rejoice! The Justice League is here to save the day. Listen. Do you hear that? It's the sound of one hand clapping.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
November 15, 2017
It's a putting-the-band-together origins movie, executed with great fun and energy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 15, 2017
Justice League adds wit, invention, color and warmth as it goes along, a strategy befitting a story about characters (and a world) waking up from emotional sleep and learning to take risks and care again.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 15, 2017
Justice League feels like a pilot episode -- it's half-formed, overstuffed, and narratively a chore -- but at least its gotten all those annoying introductions out of the way. And it only took five movies to get there.
November 15, 2017
But the banter has a droopy, depressed air, as if the actors know they're coming from behind.
November 15, 2017
Justice League thinks of itself as a massive event, a culture-rocking fusion of star-power and intellectual property. Instead, it's another bloated blockbuster with generic effects, stock action scenes and strained dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
November 15, 2017
Now it's time for another dour Zack Snyder DC Universe movie, so bring your long face.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 15, 2017
Any superhero movie worth its salt has to give us something to root against. A computer-generated bad guy stomping around looking for boxes doesn't cut it, even if he is voiced by the great Ciaran Hinds.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 15, 2017
The story is a confusion of noise, visual clutter and murderous digital gnats, but every so often a glimmer of life flickers through.
November 15, 2017
Justice League is just fine. But considering that the would-be blockbuster features a collection of A-list superheroes, the word "fine" is like kryptonite.
November 15, 2017
It's up to Wonder Woman again to save the day. And Gadot's Amazon warrior does just that in every scene she steals as the conscience and muscle of the group.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 15, 2017
Don't rule out the possibility that a movie dedicated to Aquaman (on the schedule for 2018) or the Flash might be fun, but the Justice League itself needs to disband.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 15, 2017
Justice League is as solid an outing as any superhero fan could hope, with a clear family vibe: Wonder Woman and Batman prove to be a dynamic mom-and-dad duo while the fastest kid around steals the show.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 15, 2017
Finally, DC's superheroes are assembled on screen at last. It's just a shame that the resulting film is a chaotic, baffling mess.
November 15, 2017
Although marginally better than Batman v Superman and Suicide Squad, director Zack Snyder's latest is still a profound mess of maudlin muscles, incoherent action and jaw-droppingly awful CGI. It is big, loud, awful to look at and oh-so-dumb.
November 15, 2017
These off-kilter rhythms actually lend the film a pleasant unpredictability. As does the humor, which often sits uneasily next to the moodiness, but is somehow fast and witty enough to work.
November 15, 2017
There's a lot of loud action. There are a lot of flashy visuals. Everything goes by quickly. It's just that, like Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, it's not a hell of a lot of fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 15, 2017
Whedon's Avengers was an endearing accumulation of characters whose stories assembled over the course of 10 years and several movies; Justice League attempts to speed the process and blurs its appeal.
Full Review | Original Score: C
November 15, 2017
This hodgepodge throws a bunch of superheroes into a mix that neither congeals nor particularly makes you want to see more of them in future. Plainly put, it's simply not fun.
November 15, 2017
It is the key reason Justice League is a seriously satisfying superhero movie, one that, rife with lines like "the stench of your fear is making my soldiers hungry," actually feels like the earnest comic books of our squandered youth.
November 15, 2017
Some day, hopefully soon, DC will get the recipe right again and duplicate Wonder Woman's storytelling magic. But today isn't that day, and Justice League unfortunately isn't that film.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
November 15, 2017
There's a little more levity, and a touch more interest in character, but much too much of this team-up adventure is given over to ridiculous posing and posturing as our heroes battle a not-very-interesting villain.
November 14, 2017
It's a tasty franchise delivery system that kicks a certain series back into gear.
November 14, 2017
Even Justice League's jaunty, cavorting orchestral score, supplied by Tim Burton's old foil Danny Elfman, harks back to a better time, when "Why so serious?" wasn't the rule. The pendulum swings.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5