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Spider-Man Reviews

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
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.
July 14, 2010
In emphasizing angst over energy, the movie is much like its hero -- not the dashing crime fighter in a red-and-black bodysuit but the introspective nerd who both endears and exasperates.
July 6, 2010
Even at its most generic, Raimi's amiable movie doesn't forget its human scale.
March 5, 2008
A perfectly serviceable early-summer popcorn picture that will satisfy its core teen constituency and not displease general viewers looking for some disposable entertainment.
April 17, 2007
Unfortunately the film, like many of its ilk, is driven by special effects, and there's a serious disconnect between Maguire's sweet-natured dialogue and Spider-Man's pounding violence and stunning acrobatic work.
June 24, 2006
This accomplished blockbuster announces itself as a stylish piece of pop myth-spinning.
July 20, 2002
With his big, round, soulful eyes, Maguire always has been able to convey a sense of wonder, and his instinct for understatement also serves him well here.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 1, 2002
Introduced in 1962, the original superhero helped to initiate the age of modern comics. Raimi hasn't figured out how to reconfigure him for the blockbuster age.
May 26, 2002
Raimi gives this unapologetic fluff a mind, a heart and a keen sense of fun.
May 6, 2002
[A]n energetic romp.
May 5, 2002
Despite all the computer-generated effects and highflying superhero theatrics, this roughly $120 million movie is, with few exceptions, remarkable only in its small human touches.
May 4, 2002
This is a pure popcorn movie -- the kind of film one can unabashedly enjoy for what it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 3, 2002
With disarmingly entertaining movies like this, dare I say, who needs big bad superhero movies?
May 3, 2002
An exuberance, a celebration, a hoot, a kick and a half.
May 3, 2002
A blockbuster with a heart and a brain.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 3, 2002
A movie that both thrills the eye and, in its over-the-top way, touches the heart.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 3, 2002
The superhero part of the movie will leave audiences with a flat feeling.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 3, 2002
Speaking in terms of spectacle, craft, romance and humor, it's the movie to beat this summer.
May 3, 2002
Maguire is a surprisingly effective Peter/Spider-Man.
Full Review | Original Score: B
May 3, 2002
Exciting as it is tender and romantic, Raimi's Spider-Man looks like a movie that will please not only the Spider-Man converted but also the viewer who just wanders in.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
May 3, 2002
Plays like a sensitive 1980s-era John Hughes teen film ... interrupted by really tawdry special effects and hammy appearances by a cartoonish villain played by Willem Dafoe.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 3, 2002
Even when it sputters, this Spider-Man is loftier than most attempts at movie wizardry.
Full Review | Original Score: B
May 3, 2002
Raimi crafted a complicated hero who is a welcome relief from the usual two-dimensional offerings.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 3, 2002
The origin story is well told, and the characters will not disappoint anyone who values the original comic books. It's in the action scenes that things fall apart.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 3, 2002
To its credit focuses mainly on the warm-hearted human tale of the innocent superhero in a hard world, rather than on visual dazzle.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 3, 2002
A surprisingly charming and even witty match for the best of Hollywood's comic-book adaptations.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 3, 2002
This is a rare twisted crowd-pleaser for longtime fans as well as novices -- or for those that don't know an arachnid from an insect.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 2, 2002
What holds the movie together is its modest, sweet spirit.
May 2, 2002
Though [Raimi's] Spider-Man marks time more than it needs to and is no more than sporadically exhilarating, it does enough things right to be a solid comic-book citizen.
May 2, 2002
The filmmakers have succeeded in rejuvenating the character while staying faithful to his roots.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
May 2, 2002
[Raimi's] passion for his source material is evident in every frame of this big, light, endearingly square movie.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
May 2, 2002
Good show, Spidey: We knew you had it in you.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 2, 2002
Webmasterful. That's Tobey Maguire as angsty nerd Peter Parker and his arachnid alter ego Spider-Man.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 2, 2002
A yarn that respects the Marvel version without becoming ensnared by it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 2, 2002
Looks like about a trillion dollars' worth of digital effects and 25 cents' worth of plot.
May 2, 2002
A good movie that would be a better one if it were 15 minutes shorter, and a great movie if it were a half-hour shorter.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
May 2, 2002
An escapist confection that's pure entertainment.
May 2, 2002
A picture jam-packed with swinging action scenes, spiffy spider jokes and an unforced earnestness that never becoes corny or tongue-in-cheek.
Read More | Original Score: B+
May 2, 2002
A canny franchise escapade; it gets the job done.
Full Review | Original Score: B
April 30, 2002
This long-awaited future franchise is a competent seat-warmer at the box-office table for the two weekends preceding George Lucas's Attack of the Clones.
April 22, 2002
Guileless and charming with a perpetual look of startled bewilderment at the super powers he possesses, Maguire is perfect as an ordinary guy with a big secret.