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Logan Reviews

March 9, 2017
Make no mistake, Logan earns its tears. If Jackman and Stewart are serious about this being their mutual X-Men swan song, they could not have crafted a more heartfelt valedictory.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 8, 2017
Jackman and Stewart are why Logan works-why the film doesn't feel like a cheap exercise in bloody violence, and its subversion of typical superhero-movie tropes feels organic.
March 8, 2017
Another expensive throwaway aimed at milking money out of people who still read comic books. Color it stupid.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
March 6, 2017
Strips away the spandex, the posse and the chaos, distilling the story down to the essence of the man, Logan. What's left is the agony and the ecstasy of mutanthood.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 3, 2017
Jackman gives Logan a withering rage that seems heartfelt, not hammy; Stewart is touching in his enraged befuddlement; and Keen, who resembles here what Katie Holmes might look like if she were Carrie, has a feral intensity.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
March 3, 2017
[Director] Mangold drags [Wolverine] - much older, if not much wiser - into a Western, and ends up with the best superhero movie in recent memory.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 3, 2017
Jackman twists the pain at the centre of the hero's struggle into remarkably uncomfortable places for a blockbuster.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 3, 2017
Jackman's performance is Clint Eastwood-esque, and the lines in Jackman's face tell the story of his worn character; he plays Wolverine as a man at the end of his line, adding at least a decade to his 48 years.
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 2, 2017
Logan was written by Scott Frank, Mr. Mangold and Michael Green. Their script is the crucial ingredient of this impressive production, a model of ambition, complexity and old-fashioned showmanship that's matched by Mr. Mangold's direction.
Top Critic
March 2, 2017
The only problem with calling it the boldest and most affecting superhero flick in many years is that it's barely a superhero movie at all.
March 2, 2017
The film celebrates the medium by taking itself seriously, with an added hint of apology for the genre's earlier sins. Best of all, there's an element of risk.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
March 2, 2017
Logan is a family drama, an action thriller and an epic superhero story. If this is indeed Jackman's last Wolverine film, he's going out in heartfelt, high-class style.
March 2, 2017
Logan is kind of a special superhero movie, in a good way, and if Jackman holds to his stated intention to make it his Wolverine swan song, he's going out not with a whimper but a bang.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 2, 2017
On its own terms, Logan is a crackerjack piece of work: The dialogue is crisp, the staging snappy, and the action scenes really pop.
March 2, 2017
Hugh Jackman sharpens his claws in every sense of the word and delivers killer work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 2, 2017
Entertaining as they are, Marvel movies aren't expected to be this mature, this dark or this human. This is a bold, coherent story inspired by a comic book, not slavishly based on it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
March 2, 2017
This is the collapse of the sprawling X-Men family that Wolverine only begrudgingly joined in the first place.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
March 2, 2017
Logan offers an element of completion, and an intriguingly different take on the material. It is also, along with the FX series Legion, a sign of the maturation of comics on screen, for better or worse.
March 2, 2017
Director James Mangold, returning after the second installment, The Wolverine, orchestrates several jaw-dropping action sequences, heightened by Jackman's and Keen's intense performances and by Marco Beltrami's taut and plunky score.
March 2, 2017
If this is indeed Jackman's final appearance as Logan, he's going out in style.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 2, 2017
It has, simultaneously, the exhilarating feel of a departure and the finality of a full stop.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 2, 2017
"Logan" is good enough that you might forget it's a comic-book movie.
March 2, 2017
Jackman and Stewart's fond, easy dynamic helps to balance some very provocative brutality, as the movie pushes Wolverine's berserk nature to graphic new extremes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 2, 2017
It runs long and has a bit more action than it really needs, but Logan will likely find a spot among the best comic book adaptations to grace a movie theater.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
March 2, 2017
"Logan" is a serious take on the comic-book genre, the Marvel Cinematic Universe in particular, and it's a good one.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 2, 2017
It wants its stand-alone story of Wolverine and Professor Xavier to be taken seriously as authentic drama. And, to a surprising extent, it succeeds.
March 1, 2017
With his glimpse into what superhero movies can be, James Mangold has given us something sadly lacking in recent genre entries: hope.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 1, 2017
Logan provides a fitting finale to the Wolverine franchise. It isn't often a Marvel superhero gets to saddle up, tip his hat and ride off into the proverbial sunset.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 1, 2017
Logan is deadly serious, and while its gamer-style killing sprees are meant to be excitingly brutal, I found them numbing and, in the climax, borderline offensive.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 28, 2017
It's Unforgiven, with claws.
February 28, 2017
The superhero category has gotten more boring as it's gotten more popular, but "Logan" suggests an escape from escapism, a restoration of the human element in blockbusters, a stripped-down return to the feel of 1970s Clint Eastwood pictures.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
February 28, 2017
What's special about Logan is that it manages to deliver the visceral goods, all the hardcore Wolverine action its fans could desire, while still functioning as a surprisingly thoughtful, even poignant drama-a terrific movie ...
Full Review | Original Score: A-
February 28, 2017
Just because a comic book flick takes the dirt road less traveled doesn't mean it's a cinematic work of art.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 28, 2017
After a while, with all that relentless drudgery and all the maimings, it becomes a bit much.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
February 28, 2017
Let's cut straight to the chase and not mope around the point. "Logan" - the final chapter in the saga of the X-Men's Wolverine - is the best superhero-related movie since "The Dark Knight" nearly a decade ago.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
February 28, 2017
Instead of putting the emphasis on superhero superpowers, Mangold delves deeply into these characters' human-scale vulnerabilities.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 27, 2017
Logan is the rare blockbuster that could be a game-changer. It will certainly change the way we look at other superhero movies and how history judges the entire MCU and DC Universe of films.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 27, 2017
When Logan and Laura unleash their furious scythes nothing feels settled or satisfied. The world grinds on, fruitlessly weary and wild.
February 24, 2017
A bruisingly good elegy
February 21, 2017
Logan is a punch in the gut in all the right ways.
February 17, 2017
The grim side of human nature is all over James Mangold's Logan. But that doesn't necessarily make it a good movie.
February 17, 2017
Star Hugh Jackman isn't just giving us the definitive X-Men movie; it could just be the definitive comic book movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 17, 2017
Easily the best Wolverine outing, Logan is The Dark Knight of the mutant-filled X-franchise, a gripping film that transcends the comic-book genre by saying something important ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 17, 2017
Well done, Mr. Jackman, and Godspeed Wolverine. We're sorry to say goodbye to our bare-knuckled friend - but you've both earned the rest.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 17, 2017
Seamlessly melding Marvel mythology with Western mythology, James Mangold has crafted an affectingly stripped-down standalone feature, one that draws its strength from Hugh Jackman's nuanced turn as a reluctant, all but dissipated hero.
February 17, 2017
It's both the most violent film in the series and the most sentimental one. When it's not showering you in blood, it's trying to make you spill tears.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
February 17, 2017
The analog pace and elemental story work for it. Each time the violence explodes, it's slashingly satisfying, because it's earned, and also because Mangold knows just how to stage it.
February 17, 2017
The violence in "Logan" isn't played for kicks, like it was in "Deadpool." It's grave and serious and sometimes hard to watch, which fits in with the overall tone of this grim, surprisingly downbeat movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 17, 2017
Perhaps it's just the novelty, but that explicit violence and salty language (Professor X turns out to be quite the potty-mouth as well) adds a bit of much-needed fizz to the Wolverine sub-franchise.
February 17, 2017
Hugh Jackman is all growl and gristle, Logan's lovable grouchiness turned to outright rage.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 17, 2017
Better as an agitated Western than as a fading superhero movie (or a listless cross-country chase), the most cantankerous X-Man's final outing is a scaled-back affair that nevertheless knows how to swing for the fences.
Full Review | Original Score: B