Spider-Man 2 Reviews

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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
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 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.
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.
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.
July 14, 2010
Simultaneously funnier, darker, and more emotional than its forebear.
June 24, 2006
All in all, this sequel is a blockbuster with both a heart and a brain.
August 7, 2004
It improves on the first one: better action, better comedy.
August 1, 2004
Like the first installment, refreshingly perverse in its intent.
July 20, 2004
Raimi is good with the details.
July 15, 2004
A mind-boggling piece of showboating and the most rigorous fairground ride of the year
July 12, 2004
Raimi weaves a wonderfully seductive web of arachnid action, human drama, and wink-nudge comedy.
July 9, 2004
Spider-Man 2 is much more a grown-up love story than its predecessor.
July 3, 2004
For a big-budget action movie Spider-Man 2 is modest and not assaultive -- it has a boring decency.
June 30, 2004
Easily the most fun movie of the summer, an all-ages show that crawls deep into the heart.
June 30, 2004
A terrifically entertaining comic book of a movie that mixes action and romance in ways that give it heft and heart.
June 30, 2004
This triumphant sequel to the hard-to-top 2002 original may be the first great comic-book movie in the age of self-help and CGI wizardry, an entertainment in which both the thrills and the therapeutic personal growth are well earned.
June 30, 2004
This Spidey ain't heavy, this Spidey ain't light -- this Spidey weighs in just right.
June 30, 2004
A masterpiece of pop filmmaking -- a fantastic, exuberant entertainment that manages to be both sleek and substantial without being patronizing.
June 30, 2004
The new, improved SM2 has a far smoother narrative line, as well as more amazing special effects, including even more terrific swinging.
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