Reviews

Jul 7, 2015
To me the only marvel about this Marvel Comics cinema hero is that Americans should be going to see him in such large numbers.
Jul 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.
Jul 7, 2015
Spider-Man is an almost-perfect extension of the experience of reading comic-book adventures.
Aug 3, 2013
With earnest, unpretentious delivery, Maguire is an eminently likable hero audiences will root for from his earliest moments as the class wimp.
Aug 3, 2013
At its best, Spider-Man takes the adolescent yearning at the heart of most superhero sagas and gives it a lovely swing.
Apr 12, 2013
Coarse mayhem notwithstanding, Spider-Man will probably provoke a pandemic of arachnophilia.
Apr 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.
Dec 28, 2010
Fun movie, but may be too intense for younger kids.
Jul 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.
Jul 6, 2010
Even at its most generic, Raimi's amiable movie doesn't forget its human scale.
Mar 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.
Apr 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.
Dec 30, 2006
Practically pitch-perfect summer entertainment.
Jun 24, 2006
This accomplished blockbuster announces itself as a stylish piece of pop myth-spinning.
Jun 19, 2003
Raimi slowly builds Spider-Man to a fireball of a climax, the type of moment old B-movie serials used to deliver in spades.
Aug 8, 2002
Full of deftly handled small moments and characters.
Jul 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.
Jun 18, 2002
This is entertaining stuff, and Sam Raimi has spun a good yarn for the summer.
Jun 10, 2002
A stylish, exciting, and ingenious thrill-ride.
Jun 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.