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Spider-Man Reviews

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July 7, 2015
This is about as good as a comic-to-film adaptation gets.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
July 7, 2015
Sam Raimi's fine slapstick skills shine to their best advantage.
July 7, 2015
Even with its flaws it's a satisfying adventure that manages to appeal to the head and the heart even when it's taking your breath away.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 7, 2015
Spider-Man is the most modest would-be summer blockbuster in a long while, an adaptation of the 40-year-old Marvel comic book that's surprisingly heartfelt, but also a bit pokey and underwhelming.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 7, 2015
In the face of almighty expectations, director Sam Raimi delivers an efficient, entertaining film which promises to crush box office records.
July 7, 2015
It's the unexpectedness of finding a genuine couple of young lovers caught in its web that turns spectacle into sympathy and restores life-size emotion to outside imagination.
July 7, 2015
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July 7, 2015
Spider-Man is an almost-perfect extension of the experience of reading comic-book adventures.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 7, 2015
All of the pieces are in place for a successful franchise. Tobey Maguire is a perfect choice to play Peter in his mild-mannered moments and puppy-love interludes.
Read More | Original Score: B
August 3, 2013
When the cast and their director are really cooking, they conjure a bipolar sense of high school-age emotion -- and use it to fuel outrageous fantasy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 3, 2013
Spider-Man is an effortless, intelligent entertainment, and a fabulous, fun-filled start to the hugely lucrative franchise.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 3, 2013
Not since 1978's Superman has there been a live-action, comic book-based film so savvy at mixing self-aware camp with sincere emotion, and so successful at establishing the normal guy life of its spandexed protagonist.
August 3, 2013
Full of swinging action but finding plenty of time to explore the people behind the masks, Spider-Man is a franchise with real legs. At last, a blockbuster that lives up to the hype.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 3, 2013
With earnest, unpretentious delivery, Maguire is an eminently likable hero audiences will root for from his earliest moments as the class wimp.
August 3, 2013
At its best, Spider-Man takes the adolescent yearning at the heart of most superhero sagas and gives it a lovely swing.
April 12, 2013
Coarse mayhem notwithstanding, Spider-Man will probably provoke a pandemic of arachnophilia.
April 12, 2013
The perils and advantages of being bitten by a genetically modified spider are made abundantly clear in Sam Raimi's enjoyable, if broken-backed, exercise in high-cost pulp.
April 12, 2013
This crowd-pleaser is a highly satisfying rendering of Lee's reluctant hero, one that captures the broken heart and tortured soul of a young man whose coming of age arrives with a perilously high price tag.
June 28, 2012
Captures the high-energy, pulpy effervescence of Marvel when it was young and feisty... whatever imperfections the film picks up along the way, they practically demand to be hand-waved aside.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
January 16, 2011
It's got all that you'd want from superhero movie and more. A truly enjoyable film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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