Spider-Man Reviews

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.