Man of Steel Reviews

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August 27, 2019
Man of Steel is admittedly missing humor and fun, consumed by the seriousness of producer Christopher Nolan's dark overtones and grey color palate. But the tone was a course correction, and the payoff is great.
August 6, 2019
It's curious how the abstraction of CGI carnage and the abstraction of plot verbiage seem to go hand in hand. But one thing missing from this resolutely earnest film is humour, which is odd when you consider it's based on a comic book.
July 30, 2019
Arguably the most satisfying, complex, and entertaining feature film ever created featuring the superhero.
June 22, 2019
Henry Cavill breathes new life into the Man of Steel, the most realistic version of Superman we are going to ever get.
June 8, 2019
An event movie that is actually an event.
April 16, 2019
The scenes between Russell Crowe's Jor-El and Michael Shannon's glassy-eyed Zod crackle with tension and drama that the scenes with Henry Cavill's Superman just can't match.
April 13, 2019
Snyder needs to learn the art of subtlety.
April 10, 2019
Man of Steel ultimately fails because it forgets its origins. It's a film full of angst and devoid of humor.
February 26, 2019
Man of Steel isn't going to win over those who are indifferent about Superman, but it does set the stage for future films with more interest in character than in spectacle.
February 26, 2019
Shannon is no great shakes as the shouty villain and Adams does little with a thankless role. As for Cavill, he certainly looks the part but lacks crucial charm and charisma, surely the two essential qualities any Man of Steel needs,
January 22, 2019
Man of Steel is grandeur and epic, but it's also deep and personal.
January 14, 2019
This is an origin story that is rooted outside the actions of one-Clark Kent is not really even the central figure molding it.
December 12, 2018
The key to great Superman stories is to have ones that give Superman a deep and complex problem that speaks to society at large. Man of Steel successfully reinvented him for the 21st century.
December 8, 2018
Man of Steel's schizophrenic structure acts as a microcosm for both the profoundly philosophical and the profoundly thuggish dialectic at the heart of the Superman legend.
November 21, 2018
The ending is particularly ridiculous, with a series of lines that the screenwriters obviously liked but couldn't fit in anywhere else.
November 21, 2018
The movie is stylish, entertaining, suspenseful and spectacular...oh and it's also two hours and 28 minutes long. It would be nice to save the world and get the girl in less than two hours.
November 1, 2018
What's there is good, but needs more built on top of it. Instead, Snyder fills the rest of the runtime with action spectacle.
October 30, 2018
Being an alien among humans is scary and director Zack Snyder drives this point home showing the world through a young Kent's eyes.
October 10, 2018
Man of Steel is a slightly flawed and far from perfect modern telling of the Superman myth, but ultimately is a fun and engrossing reinterpretation of the character.
August 30, 2018
Beats its bulletproof chest too mightily and too long.
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