Spider-Man Reviews

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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
Spider-Man is an almost-perfect extension of the experience of reading comic-book adventures.
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.
June 18, 2002
This is entertaining stuff, and Sam Raimi has spun a good yarn for the summer.
June 10, 2002
A stylish, exciting, and ingenious thrill-ride.
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.
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.
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