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Spider-Man 2 Reviews

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June 15, 2017
Spider-Man 2 is not a great movie. It is, however, a great superhero movie, one of the best ever made. If only its influence could more clearly be felt in the "Avengers" CGI-fests of today.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
June 29, 2015
The trick with Spider-Man is to swing both ways -- the superheroics and the super lack of self-esteem -- without getting mired in the dreary introspective moping that did for Ang Lee's awful Hulk. Spider-Man 2 balances it all but perfectly,
June 29, 2015
Maybe it has something to do with Sam Raimi's skills as a director, or with Tobey Maguire's very human central performance, but the Spider-Man films are by far the best of the superhero genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 29, 2015
Spider-Man 2 ranks alongside Superman II and both X-Men films as the best screen adaptations of comic book heroes, a status that, as we've seen through the years, isn't as easy to master as it sounds.
Read More | Original Score: A-
June 29, 2015
A sequel that not only outstrips its predecessor but has a perversity and quick-wittedness that hardly seem to belong in a comic-book movie.
June 29, 2015
Spider-Man 2 is better than just dark, it's touched by authentic teenage paranoia and neurosis.
June 29, 2015
This is a better picture than the first because it makes its characters human, doesn't camp it up and refuses to believe that Kerpow! Kerching! is more than a constituent part of the proceedings.
August 24, 2014
An expertly crafted mix of drama, romance, humour and action that outdoes its more conventionally generic predecessor.
August 24, 2014
Emotionally deeper, better looking and twice as exciting as the blockbuster that kicked off the franchise two years ago, Spider-Man 2 just became the new gold standard for the current crop of super-hero movies.
August 24, 2014
Through it all, Maguire remains the ideal actor to play the conflicted superhero. Earnest and vulnerable, you see why he delights in the transformation to superhero. And why he also feels its burden.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 5, 2013
Alfred Molina makes a more baroque supervillain than Willem Dafoe's Green Goblin, but the other stars seem happy to be giving us more of the same. Sam Raimi's direction, on the other hand, is even more fluent and well paced.
August 5, 2013
A comic-book sequel to surpass even X2, this is a resounding success.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
August 5, 2013
With the reluctant hero's origins covered in the first movie, a sequel offered returning director Sam Raimi the chance to have some real fun. And that's exactly what he does.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 5, 2013
For summer popcorn fun, this movie has it all: special effects, romance, action and humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 5, 2013
Director Sam Raimi's follow-up to his first Spider-Man is damn near perfect.
July 9, 2012
The web-slinging sequences are bigger-better-brighter-faster than the already spectacular ones in 2002's Spider-Man, and at the same time, the film's smaller emotional moments are denser, richer and more resonant than those in the first.
June 29, 2012
It hits the ground at ramming speed and, slightly over two hours later, collapses in blissful exhaustion.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
July 15, 2011
There's nothing at all wrong with the movie. I just wish there were more that's right.
December 28, 2010
A popcorn pleasure with heart, soul, and insight.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 14, 2010
A lot of talent to lavish on a single movie, but the result is uncommonly smart for the genre, and not just smart but tremendously enjoyable.
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